Azure Monitor- Alert Management

Azure Alert Management provides a unified alerting experience across all Azure monitoring services including but not limited to Azure Monitor (Metrics and Activity Logs), Application Insights and OMS Log Analytics with support for third party services coming in future.
Azure Alert Management provides features such as alert correlation and state management.
This forum is to discuss anything related to alerting in Azure.

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  1. Customize Alert Email

    Alert Templates should be provided to configure the email subject, body and priority of email. This will help in categorizing the alerts in queues.

    69 votes
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  2. Feature of testing if alert mail or message would be sent correctly in Azure Monitor.

    When I create an alert rule in Azure Monitor to send an email, I want to test if the email would be sent and received correctly.

    Now, it doesn't seem to have this feature in Azure Monitor.
    So it is better for me if there is this feature.

    25 votes
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  3. Allow cloning of existing azure monitor alert rules

    Most of our alert rules are variants/copies of each other: same alert target, same action group, similar search queries, evaluation logic etc.

    It would be great if we could simply clone an existing alert rule (and modify it as needed) instead of creating one from scratch each time.

    16 votes
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  4. Application Insights: Increase length of message property

    Message of logged exception is often cut off. Full data cannot be displayed.
    Please increase length of message property to get full data.

    14 votes
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  5. Alerts for "Max Request Units" in Cosmos DB

    In the legacy alerts, there was an alert called "Maxs RUs Sec" that would trigger if we hit a certain RU count on Cosmos DB.

    In the new Alerts, we cannot find a way to get the same alert setup. We only see "Total Request Units" however this does not give us what we are looking for.

    Is "Maxs RUs Sec" an upcoming feature? Is there a current workaround for to get this data in an alert?

    12 votes
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  6. Unable to create Cross Resource Alerts via ARM template

    If you change the query to a Cross Resource query using the template in the document linked below, you get a 400 error with this message.

    I can take the exact same query and make an alert in the portal against the same Application Insights instance without issue.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/monitor-alerts-unified-log-template

    "error": {

    "code": "properties.search.query is not a valid log or metric query.Response status code does not indicate success: 400 (Bad Request).",
    
    "message": {
    "lang": "en-US",
    "value": "properties.search.query is not a valid log or metric query.Response status code does not indicate success: 400 (Bad Request)."
    },
    "innererror": {
    "stacktrace": "System.ArgumentException: properties.search.query is
    11 votes
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  7. Setting threshold for Available MBytes

    We can gather Available MBytes (\Memory\Available MBytes) of Cloud Service as App Insights telemetry with setting Diagnotics configuration as pic1.png.
    However, I don't know how can we determine the supplementary unit for that when we want to set an alert rule. The unit of it appears just "count" as pic2.png.
    Also, as far as I checked, it is not "MBytes" but "Bytes" contrary to the name of the counter.
    It would be nice if all unit of counters are displayed clearly.

    7 votes
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  8. Duplicate an existing alert

    Add the feature to create a new alert rule based on an existing one.

    6 votes
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  9. Multiple target resources

    Currently there is possibility to choose only one and existed target resource per alert. It would be very handy if I can specify multiple resource of the same type and also apply it for non-existed resource that will be automatically applied after resource is created.

    4 votes
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  10. Alert metric Average Response Time does not graph right AND/OR I am getting false sent alerts frequently

    Alerts for a sites average response time are constantly hit and there is no conditions to be found... I'd presume its my own ignorance, but the graph says all is well and New Relic says the same when comparing apples to apples. Which leads me to suspect as a tool looking at the past 5 mins as a threshold be is 3, 10, or 60... its simply being thrown constantly and not actually accurate.

    See attached. The graphs are showing no such data occurrence. Yet the alerts keep firing off.

    Let me know if you need more info. Happy to…

    4 votes
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  11. Add ARM template support for Azure Monitor Scheduled Query Rule export when creating an Alert Rule in the App Insights Analytics blade

    It would be very helpful when creating an Alert Rule in the App Insights Analytics blade in the Azure portal if we could export the ARM template for the Scheduled Query Rule that's about to be created, similar to the way we can export the "Automation Script" when creating other resources.

    This would be useful for helping us automated our monitoring in ARM templates as part of our CI/CD process.

    3 votes
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  12. Localization an Alert E-mail

    Currently an alert e-mail is in English only. For much more cloud operates can easily understand the alert e-mail, I hope it could be configurable the alert e-mail in each languages.

    3 votes
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  13. Azure monitor alert rules should allow importing queries from analytics explorer

    It would be awesome if there was a mechanism to allow importing queries from Analytics Explorer into Azure monitor alert rules.

    Today, while creating these alert rules, we have to copy-paste queries from analytics explorer. This means one has to (potentially) maintain several versions of the same query.

    3 votes
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  14. Support alerting on a filtered metric

    I'd like to receive alert by specific api controller response time such as '~/api/viewpost > 3sec'

    We can monitor it, but cannot create an alert rule.

    This request is similar to the link, and your team closed due to duplicate issue. But the link is broken; https://feedback.azure.com/forums/357324-application-insights/suggestions/9702621-alert-can-be-fired-with-metric-performance-counter

    3 votes
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  15. More information in Alerts email, Activity that failed, parameters, etc.

    I was wondering if it is possible to send more information when a pipeline fails in the Alerts. It would be good to see in the Alert Email, which activity failed within the pipeline as well as any parameters that were passed into the pipeline. This would allow for easier identification of where in the process the pipeline failed, instead of just seeing the pipeline name.

    2 votes
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  16. Log role deletions to the Activity Logs

    Azure Activity Logs record when roles are assigned to users. We should also be displaying events for when roles are removed from users, and the actor who removed the role.

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  17. Include subscription name and ID in the budget alert notification email

    Include subscription name and ID in the budget alert notification email.
    Today it says "Account information" at the bottom section, but below it is blank. Getting multiple budget alert notification makes it impossible to know which subscription it concerns.

    2 votes
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  18. Alert rotation on-call scheduling

    Would like the ability to set a schedule of which action group gets the alert. This would allow for a rotating on-call response. Action group 1 gets the notification on week 1, Action group 2 gets the notification on week 2, etc. This could also be beneficial for hourly rotation (day shift / night shift). Currently using PagerDuty for this, but the integration with Log Analytic alerts is terrible.

    2 votes
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  19. Application Insights: Alerts to include optional multiple conditions and CRON time

    Add the ability to specify one or more conditions to trigger an alert.

    For example, "Availability > 0 AND Function Count > 0" over last 5 minutes.

    Also it would be nice to have some alerts running only between specific times hence the request for an optional CRON time (using UTC timezone).

    For example, "Alert to run only between 9am - 5pm".

    2 votes
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  20. Alert email to use the name of the alert in the Email Subject

    We are forced to give Alerts specific names because they cannot be duplicated, so naturally, we give them names that relate to the resource being alerted against. This "naming convention" is a great help when viewing all active alerts because we can tell at a glance which resource is affected on narrow long screens (90degree flipped screen). But the email we receive does not mention the name of the Alert anywhere. Would be really really helpful to use the Alert name in the subject line, for reading emails from mobile by Subject.

    2 votes
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