Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Azure Monitor / Application Insights : Workbooks

An easy way to get started with Azure Monitor / Application Insights is through ‘Workbooks’.

From the documentation:

Workbooks provide a flexible canvas for data analysis and the creation of rich visual reports within the Azure portal. They allow you to tap into multiple data sources from across Azure, and combine them into unified interactive experiences.

You can build your own workbooks but there is a large list of available templates out-of-the-box that can help you gain insight in your Azure services.

  • To get started open the Azure Portal
  • Go to Azure Monitor/ Application Insights
  • Select Workbooks from the menu on the left

    • You can create a new report or choose one of the existing templates.

      • Let’s have a look at the ‘Usage through the day’ report for example.

        • You can click on Edit to start customizing the report.
        • Every report can be a combination of text, parameters, graphs and metrics.