Heartbeat event for Azure EventHub ?

MS Techie 2,681 Reputation points
2023-05-15T12:45:22.44+00:00

We have an application listening to Azure EventHub. Whenever that listener application is down, we need to get notified in Azure that listener is down.

Can we set heartbeat alerts to track it ? if yes, can we achieve this without using Log Analytics workspace ?

(or)

is there any other way to track it ?

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  1. Sander van de Velde | MVP 30,556 Reputation points MVP
    2023-05-15T21:58:43.88+00:00

    Hello MS Techie,

    to test if an application is still working can be done in two ways.

    The application can actively send heartbeats, messages, to some reliable mechanism that will alert you if no messages arrive anymore.

    The other way is by asking about the current status of an application. If the answer is wrong or there is no answer, an alert can be generated.

    You do not want to make use of Log Analytics?

    For the first step, you probably need to either build something yourself.

    Regarding the other step, Application Insights has this availability test (for Rest endpoints):

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    Unfortunately, Log Analytics is needed for Application Insights.

    I wonder why Log Analytics is not applicable. Yes, there are costs involved but non-available services due to errors could cost much more.


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