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Transition to using standard tests for single-step availability testing in Azure Monitor application insights by 30 September 2026

Published date: September 22, 2023

On 30 September 2026, the URL ping test capability of the application insights feature of Azure Monitor will be retired and ping tests will be removed from your resources. Before that date, you'll need to transition to using standard tests, which also provide:

  • SSL certificate validity
  • Proactive lifetime check
  • HTTP request verb (such as GET, HEAD, POST)
  • Custom headers and custom data associated with HTTP requests

Recommended action

To ensure you can continue to run single-step availability tests in your application insights resources, review the pricing of standard tests and transition to using them before 30 September 2026.

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  • Application Insights
  • Azure Monitor
  • Retirements

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