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【Announcement】Support Window closed during the Obon holiday & a reminder for Mail System Maintenance

Thank you for choosing Mackerel. Support Window closed during the Obon holiday This announcement was previously made in the update announcement blog below. mackerel.io Official Mackerel support (the "Feedback" option displayed in the upper…

mackerel-plugin-mssql release etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. This week, we have two Windows related releases! If you’re a Windows user, be sure to check out the details. Now on to the update information. mackerel-plugin-mssql release Mackerel-plugin…

Announcement for mail system maintenance on August 14, 2018 (Tue.)

Thank you for choosing Mackerel. This is an announcement to notify that the mail system that Mackerel uses will be under maintenance. Date and time: August 14th, 2018 (Tue) 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. on August 15th, 2018 (Wed) JST Range of impa…

Amazon Linux 2 official version now supported etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. The other day, fellow CRE Inoue (id:a-know) presented at an event called Support Engineer Night vol.3. His presentation introduced technologically challenging cases unique to server monito…

Notice of database maintenance completion on 7/18(Wed.)

Mackerel Team Director id:daiksy here. This is an announcement to report that the planned database maintenance scheduled for July 18th, 2018 (Wed.) was successfully completed without incident. Maintenance work started on schedule at 3:00 p…

mkr v0.31.1 Docker Image release etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. Since the end of the rainy season, the heat has been relentless. Everyone please be sure to take good care and avoid heat stroke. Now on to the update information. mkr v0.31.1 Docker Image…

Retry option added to the mkr throw command

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. We just announced last week that we will no longer be sticking to our previous schedule of consecutive weekly releases, but we already have a new update to deliver. In the future, we would…

Reaching 200 weeks of consecutive feature releases and about Mackerel’s plans for the future

Hello! Mackerel Team Director id:daiksy here. Last week, Mackerel finally reached its 200th week of consecutive releases! ! ! The road to 200 weeks The Mackerel service officially launched on September 17th of 2014 and has continued to rel…

200 weeks of consecutive releases! Alert groups feature released!

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. Mackerel's record for consecutive releases has finally reached its 200th week. And we owe it all to you guys. As always, thank you so much for all the pull requests and feedback! To celebr…

On June 28th (Thurs.), browsing for certain documents will be unavailable for a short period of time between 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Thank you for choosing Mackerel. Mackerel Team Director id:daiksy here. Due to scheduled maintenance, browsing for several Mackerel documents will be temporarily unavailable during the following time period. Date and time: Thursday, June 2…

User authorityType can now be obtained with the API / maintenance notice for Wednesday, July 18th etc.

This is our 199th week of consecutive releases! Only 1 more week until the big 200th! Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. As was announced from this blog the other day, database maintenance will take place on Wednesday, July…

Understanding why the Linux loadavg rises every 7 hours

Mackerel team engineer id:itchyny here (Mackerel is a server monitoring service and mackerel-agent is a daemon program to collect and post server's metrics). ”When mackerel-agent is installed, the loadavg rises every 7 hours” Recently, we’…

You can now specify a list of email address domains for sending invitations etc.

Only 2 more weeks until our 200th week of consecutive releases! Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. Here is this week’s update information. You can now specify a list of email address domains for sending invitations It is no…

The system will temporarily shut down for database maintenance on 7/18 (Wed.)

Mackerel Product Manager id:Songmu here. As stated in the title, system maintenance is scheduled to be carried out this month. Because this maintenance will require the system to be temporarily shut down for a relatively long period of tim…

A check plugin to monitor the SSL certificate expiration date etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. So far, Mackerel has been developing with a goal of making a release every week. In fact, this week marks 197 consecutive weeks of releases! Only 3 more weeks until we reach the big 200. H…

Communication via TLS 1.0 has stopped

mackerel.io As previously announced, encrypted communication via TLS 1.0 has been stopped as of today (June 6th). Browsing for mackerel.io will no longer be available with older OS / browsers that do not support TLS 1.1 or later. Additiona…

You can now create / delete services from the API

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. Last week, Mackerel attended the AWS Summit 2018 Tokyo. The event had a huge turnout and there was a constant stream of visitors at the Mackerel booth. It was a great opportunity not only …

You can now delete selected metrics from graph definitions

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. This week, Mackerel will be running a booth at the AWS Summit 2018 Tokyo. www.awssummit.tokyo (Japanese only) Be sure to visit us at the booth during the event and pick up one of the new M…

Aurora PostgreSQL is now supported with mackerel-plugin-aws-rds etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. The Mackerel team has developed a custom scrum that best fits the Mackerel team. Wherein, one of the roles of the CRE is to pass on user feedback to the development team. As a rookie CRE, …

Revisions to Mackerel’s Terms of Service

Today, revisions were made to the Mackerel Terms of Service in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Rules (GDPR). A brief description of the content revised follows below. Terms of Service Japanese version In Article 2 (Definitio…

Titles can now be configured for graphboard graphs etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. The Cloud Computing EXPO ran for 3 days last week. At the event, I got to meet and talk with a lot of new faces. Hopefully, some of them became fans of Mackerel! There were quite a few peo…

Parentheses and indentations are now automatically completed and performed in the expression monitoring editor etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. How was everyone’s Golden Week? Last month, I attended Mackerel's Drinkup for the first time and was able to experience the charm of the Mackerel community. (Everyone is so nice!) And now …

Notice of closure for the support window during Golden Week

Thank you for choosing Mackerel. This announcement was previously made earlier this week in our update announcement blog post below. mackerel.io Official Mackerel support (the "Feedback" option displayed in the upper right corner of the he…

A plugin to fetch metrics for AWS Step Functions has been added etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. At last, the long awaited Golden Week begins this weekend! I feel like going to a wide open field or a park with lots of trees to take pictures of the all the lush greenery this Spring sea…

User-Agent can now be specified in the HTTP request header for external monitoring etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. We’re already halfway through the month of April and the Mackerel team is gearing up for several upcoming events scheduled for May and June. Also, new giveaway items are in the works, so l…

TLS1.0 will stop on June 6th, 2018 (Wed.)

Thank you for choosing Mackerel. As stated in the title, we will stop encrypted communication via TLS 1.0 on June 6th, 2018 (Wednesday). Reason for stopping TLS 1.0 is an outdated encryption protocol and several vulnerabilities have alread…

mkr hosts command return time format to change etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Miura (id:missasan) here. Starting in April, Hatena welcomed its’ new members to the company and a fresh energy is in the air. Spring is the season of new things and meeting new people. And on that note, Mackerel i…

Upgrade option now available with mkr v0.28.0 release etc.

Hello there! My name is Miura (id:missasan) and I recently joined the Mackerel team as a CRE. It’s been just about a month since joining the company and this is my first update announcement. I think there will be plenty of opportunities to…

You can now change the number of display graph columns with keyboard shortcuts etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here. I hope you all have had the chance to enjoy the cherry blossoms. I was thinking about going to relax in the park near my house this next weekend, but I'm a little worried they might all be g…

Announcement regarding improvements to mackerel-agent’s Linux memory usage rate calculation method and specification adjustments

As stated in the title, with this week’s release of mackerel-agent v0.54.0, the calculation method for the memory usage rate in the new Linux has changed. With this new support, calculation of the memory usage rate is now more accurate tha…