1. Anomaly Detection Logging with Azure Application Insights


    Azure Application Insights is a feature of Azure Monitor that provides actionable insights through application performance management and instant analytics. It offers powerful and intelligent features such as anomaly detection, which automatically detects irregular patterns in application telemetry that may indicate issues.

    To leverage Anomaly Detection Logging with Azure Application Insights, you'll need to create an instance of Application Insights and configure it to collect telemetry from your application. Pulumi enables the creation and configuration of cloud resources using code, and in this case, we'll use Python to define our infrastructure.

    Before you start writing your Pulumi program, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

    • An Azure subscription
    • The Pulumi CLI installed and configured for Azure
    • Python environment set up with Pulumi's Azure SDK package installed

    Here's how you create an instance of Azure Application Insights for Anomaly Detection Logging with Pulumi:

    1. Import the pertinent Pulumi modules for working with Azure resources.
    2. Create a resource group, which is a container that holds related resources for an Azure solution.
    3. Create an instance of Application Insights within the resource group and configure it to enable anomaly detection features.
    4. Export the instrumentation key, which is used by your application to send telemetry data to Application Insights.

    Let's dive into the Pulumi Python program that accomplishes the task:

    import pulumi import pulumi_azure_native as azure_native # Create an Azure Resource Group resource_group = azure_native.resources.ResourceGroup('my-resource-group') # Create an instance of Azure Application Insights app_insights = azure_native.insights.Component('my-app-insights', resource_name='my-app-insights', resource_group_name=resource_group.name, kind="web", # Specify the kind of application you are monitoring application_type="web", # Specify the type of application for Application Insights location=resource_group.location, # Use the same location as the resource group ) # Export the Instrumentation Key of the Application Insights instance # The instrumentation key is used by your application to send telemetry to Application Insights pulumi.export('instrumentation_key', app_insights.instrumentation_key)

    In this program:

    • We import pulumi and pulumi_azure_native, which are modules containing Pulumi classes for Azure resources.
    • We create an Azure ResourceGroup, which organizes our resources and provides a scope for resource names.
    • We deploy Component, which is the Pulumi representation of the Application Insights service. When defining our Component, we specify it as a kind of 'web'. This is because Application Insights supports different types of applications (e.g., web, other), so we need to pick the one that matches our scenario.
    • We extract the instrumentation_key, which is a key value required by your application to send telemetry back to Application Insights.

    Run this Pulumi program within your Python environment, and upon successful execution, the Pulumi CLI will output the instrumentation_key. You can use this key in your application's configuration to start collecting telemetry data, and Application Insights service will take care of anomaly detection and provide you insights into your application's performance and reliability.

    Now you have an Application Insights resource that is ready to be integrated into your application for Anomaly Detection Logging. You can check the Azure Portal for the Application Insights instance and visualize the telemetry, including any anomalies detected, using the feature-rich Azure dashboard.

    Moreover, Pulumi supports configuring other settings and resources. For advanced telemetry and logging, you can explore additional configuration options for the Component resource and integrate more services as needed.