So, in my recent work on Application Insights I noticed that I was seeing quite a lot of failed outbound requests to cts.cloud.sitecore.net .
Well, I raised this with Sitecore support; it is Sitecore’s “Consumption Tracking” service, and they gave some links:
They also mentioned that you can get a “no-track” license, but we’d have to contact our account manager.
Therefore, I see 3 options:
- Get a no-track license.
- Reconfigure the firewall.
- Filter out the failed dependency so it doesn’t keep logging to App Insights (and then pretend it isn’t there).
I prefer option 2 – letting the traffic out, personally.