Can Application insights only be used with web app service?

Nutmix 36 Reputation points
2021-03-12T17:43:16.947+00:00

can application insights be used to log/search/monitor/alert for other services also? E.g. managed SQL, data factory pipelines etc?

Is azure monitor the same as application insights?

Azure Monitor
Azure Monitor
An Azure service that is used to collect, analyze, and act on telemetry data from Azure and on-premises environments.
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  1. bharathn-msft 5,086 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2021-03-17T06:42:27.577+00:00

    Thank you @Nutmix for reaching out. Apologies for the delay in getting to this thread.

    You can install a small instrumentation package (SDK) in your application or enable Application Insights using the Application Insights Agent when supported. The instrumentation monitors your app and directs the telemetry data to an Azure Application Insights Resource using a unique GUID that we refer to as an Instrumentation Key. Please refer here for additional details.

    Instrumentation for already-deployed applications (codeless, agent-based) , below are the supported services.

    • Azure VM and Azure virtual machine scale sets
    • Azure App Service
    • ASP.NET - for apps that are already live
    • Azure Cloud Services, including both web and worker roles
    • Azure Functions

    Application Insights is a feature of Azure Monitor.

    In September 2018, Microsoft combined Azure Monitor, Log Analytics, and Application Insights into a single service to provide powerful end-to-end monitoring of your applications and the components they rely on. Features in Log Analytics and Application Insights have not changed, although some features have been rebranded to Azure Monitor in order to better reflect their new scope. The log data engine and query language of Log Analytics is now referred to as Azure Monitor Logs. See Azure Monitor terminology updates.

    Please refer here for additional details on Azure Monitor naming and terminology changes.

    Hope this information helps, please circle back if you need any additional details.

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