Azure Application Insights is an integral extension of Azure Monitor used for measuring cloud application performance and spotting anomalies. It is a crucial component of cloud projects and Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP solutions. Usually, an ERP architecture involves various services for enhancement and complementation. These may include Azure and Power Platform services.
Azure services often used in a Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP solution include Azure Storage, Azure Functions, Logic Apps, Azure web apps, API Management, Azure SQL databases, among others. Power Platform services typically utilized include Power Automate, Power Apps, and Power BI.
The topic advises for using Azure Application Insights for monitoring all solution aspects, offering centralized monitoring, and enabling the creation of analysis and dashboards. A new integration was released that links Power Automate flow telemetry data with Azure Application Insights. Administrators and customers can link their Microsoft Power Platform environment to an Azure Application Insights instance, providing advanced diagnostic and monitoring options.
It enables features such as custom and out-of-the-box alerts, performance diagnostics, and custom analysis of cloud flow telemetry via log analytics. Multiple environments can be linked to a single instance of Application Insights.
This integration allows Power Automate creators to monitor the application's performance closely. It is not only an important tool for ensuring the smooth running of the application, but it also provides insights that could help improve its efficiency and functionality.
By connecting multiple environments into a single instance of Application Insights, administrators can have a more simplified process of managing and monitoring their applications. This robust tool provides the ability to grasp an in-depth understanding of an application's performance and identify areas that need improvement.
In order to monitor a Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP solution, Azure Application Insights is an essential service. It allows administrators and customers to monitor and diagnose a cloud solution, by collecting real-time telemetry data and detecting anomalies. To extend the Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP solution, external services such as Azure Storage, Azure Functions, Azure Logic Apps, Azure web apps, Azure API Management, Azure SQL databases, Power Automate, Power Apps, and Power BI are often used. To have centralized monitoring of a full cloud solution, the recommendation is to use Azure Application Insights to redirect the telemetries of all the actors of the solution.
Recently, the public preview of the integration of Power Automate flow telemetry data with Azure Application Insights was released. This enables administrators and customers to connect their Microsoft Power Platform environment to an Azure Application Insights instance for advanced diagnostic and monitoring of their automations. This includes metrics dashboards, out-of-the-box and custom alerts, performance diagnostics, and custom analysis of cloud flow telemetry via log analytics. To setup the Power Automate telemetry export to Azure Application Insights, users can select the Analytics|Data Export menu and then New Data Export in the Power Platform Admin Center (admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com).
Azure Monitor, Azure Storage, Azure Functions, Azure Logic Apps, Power Apps, Power BI