After installing the Application Insights Monitoring Agent on one of our Application Servers, users started to complain that the Sharepoint environment running on the same machine became very slow.
When looking inside the Event Log on the server, we found a lot of errors similar to the following:
Faulting application name: w3wp.exe, version: 7.5.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7afa2
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.18247, time stamp: 0x521eaf24
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x00000000000c4102
Faulting process id: 0x10e8
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf4838c2e39a9a
Faulting application path: c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\w3wp.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 5fce3de2-b42c-11e3-9d78-005056924d03
The MSDN forums and the Connect site brought some answers to this issue and linked the issue to our recently installed Monitoring Agent. And indeed after removing the Monitoring Agent, the issue was gone…
In the meanwhile a new version of Application Insights agent got released that will hopefully contain a fix(I still have to test it myself).