In Part 6 of the series we will cover Metric Alerts. These are very powerful alerts but they also have some limitations. The good thing is that the Azure Monitor team is constantly working on blurring the lines between Metric alerts and Log alerts and providing more unified experience. It is first important to say we have 3 different types of metric alerts. Don’t be afraid as one of the types is strictly specific to Application Insights and the other two are very similar and have deviation on defining the condition. Here are the 3 types available:
- Static Metric Alerts
- Dynamic Metric Alerts
- Availability Test alert – specific to Application Insights
As Microsoft has some good documentation (including ARM template examples) I will reference their documentation in some parts of the blog post to avoid duplicate content. Things that I think are very important for sure I will mention here.