Statsbeat in Azure Application Insights

Statsbeat collects essential and non-essential custom metric about Application Insights SDKs and auto-instrumentation. Statsbeat serves three benefits for Azure Monitor Application Insights customers:

  • Service Health and Reliability (outside-in monitoring of connectivity to ingestion endpoint)
  • Support Diagnostics (self-help insights and CSS insights)
  • Product Improvement (insights for design optimizations)

Statsbeat data is stored in a Microsoft data store. It doesn't impact customers' overall monitoring volume and cost.

Statsbeat doesn't support Azure Private Link.

What data does Statsbeat collect?

Statsbeat collects essential and non-essential metrics.

Supported languages

C# Java JavaScript Node.js Python
Currently Not supported Supported Currently Not supported Supported Supported

Supported EU Regions

Statsbeat supports EU Data Boundary for Application Insights resources in the following regions:

Geo Name Region Name
Europe North Europe
Europe West Europe
France France Central
France France South
Germany Germany West Central
Norway Norway East
Norway Norway West
Sweden Sweden Central
Switzerland Switzerland North
Switzerland Switzerland West

Essential Statsbeat

Network Statsbeat

Metric Name Unit Supported dimensions
Request Success Count Count Resource Provider, Attach Type, Instrumentation Key, Runtime Version, Operating System, Language, Version, Endpoint, Host
Requests Failure Count Count Resource Provider, Attach Type, Instrumentation Key, Runtime Version, Operating System, Language, Version, Endpoint, Host, Status Code
Request Duration Count Resource Provider, Attach Type, Instrumentation Key, Runtime Version, Operating System, Language, Version, Endpoint, Host
Retry Count Count Resource Provider, Attach Type, Instrumentation Key, Runtime Version, Operating System, Language, Version, Endpoint, Host, , Status Code
Throttle Count Count Resource Provider, Attach Type, Instrumentation Key, Runtime Version, Operating System, Language, Version, Endpoint, Host, Status Code
Exception Count Count Resource Provider, Attach Type, Instrumentation Key, Runtime Version, Operating System, Language, Version, Endpoint, Host, Exception Type

Note

On March 31, 2025, support for instrumentation key ingestion will end. Instrumentation key ingestion will continue to work, but we'll no longer provide updates or support for the feature. Transition to connection strings to take advantage of new capabilities.

Attach Statsbeat

Metric Name Unit Supported dimensions
Attach Count Resource Provider, Resource Provider Identifier, Attach Type, Instrumentation Key, Runtime Version, Operating System, Language, Version

Feature Statsbeat

Metric Name Unit Supported dimensions
Feature Count Resource Provider, Attach Type, Instrumentation Key, Runtime Version, Feature, Type, Operating System, Language, Version

Non-essential Statsbeat

Track the Disk I/O failure when using disk persistence for reliable telemetry.

Metric Name Unit Supported dimensions
Read Failure Count Count Resource Provider, Attach Type, Instrumentation Key, Runtime Version, Operating System, Language, Version
Write Failure Count Count Resource Provider, Attach Type, Instrumentation Key, Runtime Version, Operating System, Language, Version

Configure Statsbeat

To disable non-essential Statsbeat, add the below configuration to your config file.

{
  "preview": {
    "statsbeat": {
        "disabled": "true"
    }
  }
}

You can also disable this feature by setting the environment variable APPLICATIONINSIGHTS_STATSBEAT_DISABLED to true (which will then take precedence over disabled specified in the json configuration).