7. Unlock the Power of Monitoring and Diagnostics in Azure App Service

7. Unlock the Power of Monitoring and Diagnostics in Azure App Service

Azure App Service provides a range of monitoring and diagnostic tools to help developers analyse application performance, identify issues, and optimize their apps for better user experiences. In this blog post, we’ll explore three key features: Azure Monitor, Application Insights, and Log Stream.

Azure Monitor

Azure Monitor is a comprehensive monitoring solution that collects, analyses, and acts on telemetry data from your Azure resources. With Azure Monitor, you can set up custom alerts, create dashboards, and visualize metrics in real-time, giving you a complete view of your app’s health and performance.

Application Insights

Application Insights is an extensible Application Performance Management (APM) service that automatically detects performance anomalies and provides powerful analytics tools. By integrating with your app’s code, Application Insights can track request rates, response times, failure rates, and custom events and metrics, giving you a deeper understanding of user behaviour and application performance.

Log Stream

Log Stream is a real-time logging feature that enables you to monitor application and server logs as they happen. This live streaming of logs makes it easier to identify and resolve issues during runtime. Additionally, Log Stream supports streaming logs to external storage like Azure Blob Storage or Azure Event Hubs for long-term retention and analysis.

How to Enable Monitoring and Diagnostics

Enabling monitoring and diagnostics for your Azure App Service is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Navigate to your app’s resource in the Azure portal.
  2. In the left-hand menu, look for the ‘Monitoring’ section.
  3. Here, you’ll find options to configure Alerts, App Service Logs, Logs and Log Stream.

For custom metrics and logs, you’ll need to integrate the appropriate SDKs into your application code. Detailed documentation and code samples are available in the Azure documentation to help you with this integration process.


Monitoring and diagnostics features in Azure App Service are invaluable tools for keeping your app running smoothly and efficiently. By leveraging Azure Monitor, Application Insights, and Log Stream, you can gain deep insights into your app’s performance, identify and resolve issues quickly, and ultimately provide a better experience for your users. Don’t hesitate to explore these features and unlock their full potential in optimizing your Azure-hosted applications.

This is article number 7 from: 10 Reasons to use Azure App Service