Application Insights support for Microservices and Containers

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We’ve recently made it much easier to monitor microservices and containerized applications using Azure Application Insights. A single Application Insights resource can be used for all the components of your application. The health of the services and the relationships between them are displayed on a single Application Map. You can trace individual operations through multiple services with automatic HTTP correlation. Metrics from Docker, and other containers, can be integrated and correlated with application telemetry.

 

Until now, Application Insights has assumed that you create one Application Insights resource, and instrumentation key, for each server component or microservice in your application. With a microservices application, a single application can be composed of many different services, and it can be very time consuming to create and maintain separate resources. It’s also difficult to correlate results between them.

 

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Read about it on the Azure blog.

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