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APM monitoring in Azure App Service

Hi Team,

I would like to know if Site24x7 supports APM monitoring for Web Apps in Azure App Services.

We are expecting of something like getting details of each transactions to the Web apps like its Function Execution flow and time consuming function, it's Database call and HTTP calls,etc.. Very similar to what AppDynamics shows.! 

If yes, how can i configure it in my Azure app service? We would be glad to explore it.

 

-Peter

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Re: APM monitoring in Azure App Service

by Anbu

Hi Peter,

Yes, you can enable the APM via Azure app service extension. Kindly refer the below help link for adding agent,

https://www.site24x7.com/help/apm/dotnet-agent/monitor-azure-app-services.html

Please let us know, if you have any clarifications or difficulties on installing the agent.

Regards,
Anburaj
Site24x7 | APM Insight .NET Agent
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Re: Re: APM monitoring in Azure App Service

Hi Anbu,

Thanks ..! Yeah.. I gave a try on it.! Looks cool.!

I can see number of requests and it's time taken. But is there option to view the transaction path of a slow request?

We would like to check the following..

  •  The Function execution flow of each transaction and time taken by each function. 
  •  The Database or HTTP or Web Service call if any in the transaction and will you be able to capture the queries??
  • The complete flow of the transaction.

 

Hope you got our requirement.!

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Re: Re: Re: APM monitoring in Azure App Service

Thanks..! I got few functions for the slow request.! 

 

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Re: Re: Re: Re: APM monitoring in Azure App Service

by Anbu

Hi Peter,

The mentioned details for a transaction will be shown under Traces tab. It shows the details about remote calls, SQL queries and function calls involved in the transaction.

Please refer the below screen shot to navigate to the transaction trace under Traces tab,

Traces

 

The complete trace details will be displayed by clicking the corresponding transaction as shown below,

Trace details

 

Note: By default, the traces will be captured when the transaction response time exceeds 2 seconds. You can change it via Edit Agent Configuration -> Transaction tracing threshold.

 

Thanks,
Anburaj
Site24x7 | APM Insight .NET Agent

 

 

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: APM monitoring in Azure App Service

Thanks Anburaj, We can able to see the traces of the transactions.! But, We noticed a flag COMPLUS_LoaderOptimization in the environment variable of the process.

Wont it cause performance overhead in my production environment ? (As it is not recommended for production from an Microsoft article)

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: APM monitoring in Azure App Service

Hi Anburaj,

Without the environment variable the process seem to crash. I believe that COMPLUS* is necessary for Site24x7 but we are still not sure about the performance overhead.

Thanks

-Peter

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: APM monitoring in Azure App Service

by Anbu

Hi Peter,

Please note that LoaderOptimization only affects how assemblies are loaded and shared across application domains (domain-neutral assemblies, and they can only be loaded from GAC). JIT-compiled code cannot be shared for assemblies loaded into the load-from context. .NET agent assemblies are JIT compiled, and will be loaded from the installed path using LoadFrom context.

Hence, we need to set this environment variable to force load .NET agent assemblies individually for every app domain. Only when you precompile your assemblies with NGen.exe (Native Image Generator), does this setting has any performance effect (additional memory usage due to loading multiple copies of domain-neutral assemblies).

Thanks,
Anburaj
Site24x7 | APM Insight .NET Agent
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