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On January 23rd (Wed.), browsing for Mackerel documents will be unavailable for a short period of time between 1:00-3:00 a.m.

Thank you for choosing Mackerel.

Maintenance for Hatena Blog is scheduled to be carried out on January 23rd (Wednesday).

1月23日(水)午前1:00〜3:00ごろまでメンテナンスを行います - はてなブログ開発ブログ (Japanese only)

And because Mackerel documents are provided using the Hatena Blog feature, document browsing will be temporarily unavailable during the following time period.

Please note that this maintenance will not affect Mackerel's main service.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding in our efforts to provide a more stable service.

Revisions to Mackerel’s Terms of Service

Thank you for choosing Mackerel.

Revisions have been made to the Mackerel Terms of Service. The revised content is as follows.

Terms of Service Japanese version

  • In Article 4 (Protection of Information), the fact that the user holds the rights to user posted data was added
  • Article 8 (Suspension and Cancellation of a Paid Plan by the User) was added
  • The existing Article 8 was converted to Article 9, and the following article numbers were shifted
  • Typos corrected

Terms of Service English version

Same as the above

Terms of Service (Mackerel for KCPS users)

Same as the above

This concludes the content revisions made to the Terms of Service.

Changes to credit card information will be temporarily unavailable due to payment system maintenance

Thank you for choosing Mackerel.

Due to maintenance of the payment system, the feature to edit credit card information will be temporarily suspended during the following time period.

  • Time period: January 15 (Tue) - January 25 (Fri)
  • Suspended feature: Changing / deleting credit card information
    • Changes to the credit card number and expiration date will be unavailable
    • New credit card registration and payments by existing cards will not be affected.
    • Customers who need to change their credit card information, please wait until after the maintenance has finished.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions, please contact us through support@mackerel.io.

Alert status colors now correspond with our color support themes and more

Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here.

Happy new year! Here’s to another great year with Mackerel and the Mackerel team!

I hope everyone was able to relax over the New Year holidays. Our first announcement of 2019 is full of new content including a few things from the end of last year as well.

Now on to this week’s update information.

Alert status colors now correspond with our color support themes

Using a high contrast theme, the green color previously used to indicate “OK” for alert statuses has been changed to blue to more easily distinguish from Critical and Warning.

Mackerel Product Manager, Matsuki summarizes Mackerel’s approach to using color support themes in this article featured in the Mackerel Advent Calendar 2018. Check it out in the link below. (Japanese only)

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Graph images can now be displayed with Chatwork notifications

In Chatwork, related graph images can now be displayed with notifications. To enable this feature, check the box option "Alert notification with graph image". This feature is turned on by default.

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A field has been added to the Webhook notification payload to return the time at which an alert opened/closed

A new field has been added to the JSON Webhook notification to return the time an alert is opened (alert.openedAt) and the time an alert is closed (alert.closedAt). Both are returned in epoch seconds.

Along with this, if you’re currently using alert.createdAt, we recommend switching to alert.openedAt.

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limit parameters can now be specified with the alert list API

A limit parameter has been added that allows you to specify the maximum number of alerts to be retrieved with the alert list API. The maximum number of alerts that can be specified is 100. When this parameter is omitted, up to 100 alerts are retrieved.

Any value greater than 100 will be treated as a Bad Request.

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AWS Integration now supported with S3 and more

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here.

Last week was full of events for the Mackerel team with the DevOps Hands-on Seminar, the Operations Management Solution Seminar, and Drink Up. Again, I was able to meet face to face with many users at this year’s events. Following the New Year, another event is already scheduled for January 23rd (Wednesday), a seminar on "Implementing AWS Operational Monitoring and Security Measures with Mackerel and WafCharm". There are others in the works as well. You won’t want to miss out on next year’s events!

Now on to this week’s update information.

AWS Integration now supported with S3

S3, one of the most highly used services of AWS, has finally been added to AWS Integration. Check out the help page linked below for more details.

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Stacked graphs can now be displayed in custom dashboard role graphs

When adding a role graph to a custom dashboard, you now have the option of selecting either a stacked or line graph for the graph display.

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The ON/OFF setting for experimental features has been removed

With this update, it is now unnecessary for the user to have to turn on the experimental features display. Experimental features are now always displayed.

See the help page linked below to check which features are currently experimental features.

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“Implementing AWS Operational Monitoring・Security Measures with Mackerel・WafCharm” a seminar held on January 23rd!

Hatena and Cyber Security Cloud will be holding a seminar where we’ll talk about the best practices regarding AWS infrastructure operational monitoring and security solutions. The first part of the seminar will go over security automation in SaaS with AWS, the second part will be an explanation on Cyber Security Cloud's AWS WAF automatic operation service "WafCharm", and the final part will introduce the cloud type server monitoring tool "Mackerel" from Hatena. Don’t miss out!

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Event details

  • Date and time: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 3:00 p.m. ~ 5:30 p.m. JST (Reception starts at 2:30 p.m.)
  • Venue:Amazon Web Services Japan, Inc.
  • Address:〒153-0064 Tokyo, Meguro-ku, Shimomeguro 1-8-1, Arko Tower 14F Seminar Room
  • Access:5 minute walk from Meguro Station (JR · Tokyu Meguro Line · Tokyo Metro Namboku Line · Toei Subway Mita Line)

AWS has three offices in Meguro, so please be careful not to get mixed-up.

Our support window will be closed for the holidays

Thank you for choosing Mackerel.

This announcement was previously made in the update announcement linked below.

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Both ways of contacting our support team, either through support@mackerel.io or with the “contact our support team” option displayed in the upper right header when logged into Mackerel, will be closed during the following dates for the New Year’s holidays.

New Year’s holiday period :Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 - Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Inquiries received during this period will be handled in the order received starting from January 4th, 2019 (Friday). Inquiries received by the morning of Friday the 21st (JST) will be answered before the end of the year. Thank you for your cooperation.

A feature to obtain closed alerts added to the alert list API and more

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here.

Now into December, advent calendars have started all over the place. Various campaigns and sales wars that are custom during this time of the year are also happening. And depending on your operational service, this may have an effect on your system or server status. Since Mackerel retains metrics with a 460 day 1 minute granularity, how about consolidating your key graphs into a new custom dashboard and looking over last year's access and resource statuses with your team members?

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Now on to this week’s update information.

Communication via TLS 1.1 will stop on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

As announced in the article linked below, correspondence via TLS 1.1 will stopped on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019. For more details, see the following.

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A feature to obtain closed alerts added to the alert list API

Closed alerts can now be obtained by specifying withClosed in the query parameters. For details, check out the help page linked below.

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Along with this, we’ve restricted the maximum number of alerts that can be obtained at once with the API to 100 cases. To obtain more than 100 alerts, specify nextId and retrieve alerts previous to the specified alert id.

RequestCountPerTarget added to AWS Integration ALB

As requested by users, we added a metric that counts the number of requests for each ALB target group. For more details, refer to the help page linked below.

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