Resource Manager template samples for creating Application Insights resources

This article includes sample Azure Resource Manager templates to deploy and configure classic Application Insights resources and the new workspace-based Application Insights resources. Each sample includes a template file and a parameters file with sample values to provide to the template.


See Azure Resource Manager samples for Azure Monitor for a list of samples that are available and guidance on deploying them in your Azure subscription.

Workspace-based Application Insights resource

The following sample creates a workspace-based Application Insights resource.

Template file

@description('Name of Application Insights resource.')
param name string

@description('Type of app you are deploying. This field is for legacy reasons and will not impact the type of App Insights resource you deploy.')
param type string

@description('Which Azure Region to deploy the resource to. This must be a valid Azure regionId.')
param regionId string

@description('See documentation on tags:')
param tagsArray object

@description('Source of Azure Resource Manager deployment')
param requestSource string

@description('Log Analytics workspace ID to associate with your Application Insights resource.')
param workspaceResourceId string

resource component 'Microsoft.Insights/components@2020-02-02' = {
  name: name
  location: regionId
  tags: tagsArray
  kind: 'other'
  properties: {
    Application_Type: type
    Flow_Type: 'Bluefield'
    Request_Source: requestSource
    WorkspaceResourceId: workspaceResourceId

Parameter file

  "$schema": "",
  "contentVersion": "",
  "parameters": {
    "name": {
      "value": "my_workspace_based_resource"
    "type": {
      "value": "web"
    "regionId": {
      "value": "westus2"
    "tagsArray": {
      "value": {}
    "requestSource": {
      "value": "CustomDeployment"
    "workspaceResourceId": {
      "value": "/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourcegroups/testxxxx/providers/microsoft.operationalinsights/workspaces/testworkspace"

Frequently asked questions

This section provides answers to common questions.

Can I use providers('Microsoft.Insights', 'components').apiVersions[0] in my Azure Resource Manager deployments?

We don't recommend using this method of populating the API version. The newest version can represent preview releases, which might contain breaking changes. Even with newer nonpreview releases, the API versions aren't always backward compatible with existing templates. In some cases, the API version might not be available to all subscriptions.

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