Easily Monitor URLs with App Insights and Web Hooks

Want to monitor your app and get notifications in your chat system when somethings wrong? App Insights can get that done for you and it’s a lot easier to setup than you think.

Super Simple

  1. Create an App Insights instance in Azure
  2. Under the Availability section, create a Ping Test against your url
  3. Setup a webhook in your chat system like Slack or Hipchat and add it to Azure

In my apps I also like to check for some content to make sure I’m not getting a bogus 200 response, such as if routing gets fubar’d.