Deploy Azure Monitor Application Insights Agent for on-premises servers


This guidance is recommended for On-Premises and non-Azure cloud deployments of Application Insights Agent. Here's the recommended approach for Azure virtual machine and virtual machine scale set deployments.

Application Insights Agent (formerly named Status Monitor V2) is a PowerShell module published to the PowerShell Gallery. It replaces Status Monitor. Telemetry is sent to the Azure portal, where you can monitor your app.


The module currently supports codeless instrumentation of .NET and .NET Core web apps hosted with IIS. Use an SDK to instrument Java and Node.js applications.

Application Insights Agent is located here:

PowerShell Gallery


PowerShell API reference



  • Does Application Insights Agent support proxy installations?

    Yes. There are multiple ways to download Application Insights Agent. If your computer has internet access, you can onboard to the PowerShell Gallery by using -Proxy parameters. You can also manually download the module and either install it on your computer or use it directly. Each of these options is described in the detailed instructions.

  • Does Status Monitor v2 support ASP.NET Core applications?

    Yes. Starting from Application Insights Agent 2.0.0-beta1, ASP.NET Core applications hosted in IIS are supported.

  • How do I verify that the enablement succeeded?

    • The Get-ApplicationInsightsMonitoringStatus cmdlet can be used to verify that enablement succeeded.

    • We recommend you use Live Metrics to quickly determine if your app is sending telemetry.

    • You can also use Log Analytics to list all the cloud roles currently sending telemetry:

      union * | summarize count() by cloud_RoleName, cloud_RoleInstance

Release notes


  • Updated ApplicationInsights .NET/.NET Core SDK to 2.18.1-redfield.


  • Added ASP.NET Core Auto-Instrumentation feature.

Next steps

View your telemetry:

Add more telemetry: