Azure WebSites is a popular “fully managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables you to build, deploy and scale enterprise-grade web Apps in seconds” (see more about Azure WebSites here). Application Insights is a preview service available in the Azure Preview portal designed to help development teams get 360° views of their applications across Availability,
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The latest release of the Application Insights Status Monitor tool provides an update to the runtime instrumentation agent, which is a component of Application Insights that automatically discovers your code dependencies like SQL databases, other HTTP endpoints and Azure storage accounts.
Sometimes you want to monitor a web application that’s already installed and running – without updating the code or redeploying it. Maybe it has some kind of performance issues or is throwing exceptions and you need to apply instrumentation ASAP.
Now you can do that with Application Insights Status Monitor.
[this summer Beckylin Orooji from the University of Central Florida in Orlando studying Computer Science interned with the Application Insights team in the developer division at Microsoft. Below is a blog she authored based on some end to end scenarios she worked on]
In my scenario today I have a shopping website.
Today, as part of the Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Release Candidate, projects enabled for Application Insights will result in an Application Insights resource being provisioned in an Azure subscription (visible in Portal Preview at https://portal.azure.com). Currently the Application Insights Blade shows “Coming soon…” –
The Application Insights team has released a new agent for Application Performance Management scenarios. This updated agent is version 7.1.11196.0 and is available here. If you are already using version 7.1.11115.0 then upgrading to this agent can be done by uninstalling the old one and then installing the newer version (for Azure Cloud Services the new agent version will be updated when the role is recycled next).
We are excited to announce that there is an updated version of Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) available now. Performance counter collection frequency was reduced from 5 minutes to 1 minute for standard and custom counters so you’ll see trends more granularly and faster.