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mackerel-agent, mackerel-check-plugins, and mkr have been updated

Hello! This weekend is forecasted to be the strongest cold wave of the season with heavy snow and low temperatures touching along the northern part of Japan. It seems as though winter has arrived! Is everyone staying warm? It appears as th…

Mackerel-agent-plugins and go-check-plugins have been updated etc.

Happy New Year! This is the first feature update of 2017! Continuing last year’s tradition, Mackerel plans on making weekly releases of all sorts of useful features throughout this year as well! mackerel-agent-plugins, go-check-plugins hav…

AWS Integration now supports Redshift etc.

Hello! I am Mackerel's Sales Engineer id:a-know. This weekend, is Christmas! These are not quite early Christmas presents, but Mackerel team members have been given some new sweatshirts and hoodies! In fact, I am writing this while wearing…

mackerel-agent installation can now be done with a one-liner!

Mackerel Drink Up #3 in the books! Mackerel Drink Up #3 was held the day before yesterday (Wed.). mackerelio.connpass.com (Unfortunately, this site is only available in Japanese.) Despite a few sudden cancellations due to the busy end-of-t…

Restrictions can now be made for authentication methods when accessing the organization etc.

The Mackerel x Twilio co-sponsored Hands-On Seminar was a big hit! On Friday of last week, nearly 30 people participated in the Hands-On Seminar that we co-sponsored with Twilio. It was a huge success! Check out the materials used in the e…

Access restrictions can now be done by IP address etc.

Hello! December is already upon us, leaving just one more month left of 2016. How are everyone’s holiday plans coming along? Well then, here is this week’s update information. IP address range restrictions can now be made for Web screen an…

AWS Integration now supporting ALB etc.

Hey everyone! Continuing with last week, we would like to introduce another blog entry from one of our Mackerel users! (Unfortunately, it’s only available in Japanese) 監視だけじゃない!デプロイにMackerelを使う話 - Mercari Engineering Blog…

Custom request headers for URL external monitoring can now be specified with the API etc.

Hello! Mackerel sales engineer, id:a-know here. I am pleased to say that the number of people using Mackerel is increasing by the day, and with it, all kinds of knowledge is being shared in the form of blog entries. Thank you very much! He…

Integrate with cloud call API service Twilio, Multiple host connectivity monitoring rules can now be created etc.

As announced in Hatena’s press release the other day, Mackerel has integrated with Twilio as a notification destination! mackerel.io Not only does Twilio make alert call notifications easier, but it also allows you to make complex phone ca…

itamae-plugin-recipe-mackerel-agent gem has been released

Hello! November has arrived and the mornings and nights are getting more and more chilly yet the midday sunshine is still warm. Personally, I find this season difficult to dress for... Fortunately, the Mackerel team had hoodies made instea…

Retired hosts’ date and time of retirement now displayed・encoding option added to check-log etc.

It’s almost Halloween! Here at Hatena, we’re having a Halloween TGIF on the last Friday of October. On this day, some staff members will even spend the day dressed up in costume. Take a peek into the conference room and you might see a few…

Metadata feature released・Any request header can now be specified for external URL monitoring etc.

Next week, Mackerel will be running a booth at the 7th Cloud Computing Expo which will be held at the Makuhari Messe on October 26th-28th (Wed-Fri)! Cloud Computing EXPO | Lead Exhibitions Japan The exhibition will run throughout the three…

Graph images can now be posted to notification channels・Narrowing down closed alerts etc.

Hey! Mackerel sales engineer, id:a-know here. On Thursday of next week, October 20th, yours truly, id:a-know, will take to the podium at the Twilio Business Seminar Vol.31. twiliomeetup.doorkeeper.jp The title of the seminar is “Implementi…

AssumeRole now supported in AWS Integration・Connectivity monitoring specifications have been modified etc.

Hey! Mackerel sales engineer, id:a-know here with this week’s release content. Now accepting applications for Mackerel Meetup #8! mackerelio.connpass.com As you can probably gather from the logo, Mackerel has released its 8th Meetup event …

The notification service “LINE Notify” now supported etc.

id:daiksy, Mackerel’s sub-director, took to the podium this week at the IDCF cloud Meetup!in Osaka vol.3 held on Tuesday the 27th. idcfugosaka.doorkeeper.jp We had the opportunity to make a variety of announcements concerning Mackerel, in…

The alert details screen is now automatically updated etc.

Mackerel’s producer, id:sugiyama88, took to the stage last Saturday at the Open Cloud Innovation Festa 2016. And we’re proud to say, he was awarded 2nd place for best speaker at the event! We are extremely grateful to everyone who attended…

You can now edit existing AWS Integration access keys

Yesterday Mackerel ran a booth for business day at the Tokyo Game Show. A big thanks to all the people that stopped by! The exhibit will be held on 9/15 (Thursday) and 9/16 (Friday), Business day only. Here is this week’s update. You can n…

A memo can now be left for each alert・Threshold display added to alert graphs・mackerel-agent 0.35.0 release etc.

Hey! Mackerel sales engineer, id:a-know here. As previously announced in this blog, we had the pleasure of running a booth at GCP Next Tokyo this past Tuesday! Not only was the session content extraordinary, but we also received a ton of v…

GCE Instance information can now be displayed・Participants wanted for the Second Mackerel Hands-On Seminar!

Hey! Mackerel sales engineer, id:a-know here. Hatena Engineer Seminar #6 (infrastructure-focused) was held the day before yesterday, on August 31st. I also had the pleasure of taking the stage. After the event, I was approached by Mackerel…

Alert notifications are now re-sent in the event of a failure・GCP NEXT Tokyo 2016 exhibit

Hey! Mackerel sales engineer, id:a-know here. I usually work at the office in Minami-aoyama, and this week started off with a typhoon. At one point Typhoon #10 was heading South, but decided to make a u-turn and is now heading for the Japa…

AWS Integration now supporting EC2・Release of mackerel-agent 0.34.0 etc.

Hello! Mackerel sales engineer, id:a-know here. Hatena’s 2016 Summer Intern Program kicked off this week! I attended the welcome party held on the 15th and all I can say is “wow”. The level of excellence of this year’s participants is beyo…

2-step authentication when logging in is now possible・Release of mackerel-agent 0.33.0

Hello! Mackerel sales engineer, id:a-know here. This is my first blog entry for Mackerel! Yesterday was the first annual Mountain day. How did everyone enjoy the national holiday? I decided to work on a hobby of mine and before I knew it… …

Writing memos for service metrics graphs is now possible・Release of cookbook-mackerel-agent

The other day, we ran an exhibit at the Open Source Conference Kyoto (Unfortunately, the website is only offered in Japanese). The event was held at Kyoto Research Park, where Hatena was established. This place holds a lot of memories for …

Monitoring with the future prediction feature・Graph range reflected in URL etc.

id:Songmu, the director of Mackerel’s development team, took to the stage at JTF2016, held this past Sunday, July 24th. He presented under the title "Mackerel technology. Where we’ve come from and where we’re going." A big thanks to all of…

You can now configure members to be view-only etc.

id:Songmu, the director of Mackerel’s development team, is taking the stage under the title "Mackerel technology. Where we’ve come from and where we’re going." at JTF2016, held on Sunday, July 24th. (Unfortunately, the event page is only p…

A plugin to obtain metrics from each CPU core・Event exhibit information

Gion Festival is a highlight of Kyoto every year. As the parade floats line the streets in preparation for the weekend, the festivities before the main event will start today. Come evening, the streets will be bustling with people, food st…

Offset function added to customized graphs・User can now be specified in the agent’s plugin

On July 24th, an event called July Tech Festa 2016 is being held. (Unfortunately, the event website is only offered in Japanese) Hatena has become a sponsor for the event and our very own director, id:Songmu, is scheduled to give a present…

Execution intervals for check monitoring can now be designated

July has arrived. We still have about half a year left in 2016 and we will continue to develop features for Mackerel! Here is this week’s update. Execution intervals for check monitoring can now be designated mackerel-agent 0.32.0 has been…

Percentile Function Now Available in Expressions, Changes to Check Monitoring Notifications

There are many Mackerel users that are involved in systems development. Recently, we have received a lot of questions from users about the development process behind us successfully releasing updates 100 weeks in a row. It makes us very ha…

The targeted metrics to be retrieved can now be filtered by tags for AWS Integration

The targeted metrics to be retrieved can now be filtered by tags for AWS Integration We have now enabled support for filtering metric targets to be retrieved through AWS integration by tags. This can be used, for example, to exclude certai…

100 weeks of consecutive releases! Release of dashboard generating tool

Mackerel has continued to make releases every week and, with the exception of the New Year's and GW holidays, has continued the release of new features without fail. This week marks the 100th in a row!! And we couldn’t have done it without…

Test notifications can now be sent to notification groups

Today marks the third and final day of the AWS summit. We’ve been running a booth in the DemoPit for Developers and have received visits from numerous people so far. We hope to see you out there today. Here is this week’s Mackerel update. …

AWS Integration now supports ElastiCache・HTTP/2 support etc.

We will be running an exhibit at the AWS Summit for three days starting on June 1st. Those attending the event should definitely stop by the Mackerel booth. Here is this week’s Mackerel update. AWS Integration now supports ElastiCache Elas…

APIs to obtain metrics lists・Improvements to mackerel-agent’s installation guide page・Notice regarding the AWS Integration

Here is this week’s update. APIs to obtain metrics lists has been added APIs have been added for obtaining the metric names of both host and service graphs. When using an API to obtain metric values, the necessary parameter (metric name) c…

AWS Integration・Release of mackerel-agent etc.

Mackerel Meetup was held yesterday. To the many attendees who came and participated, thank you. A detailed report entry is coming soon. Here is this week’s update. AWS Integration has been released Obtain metrics of AWS cloud products in M…

Services and custom dashboards can now be favorited・Specifying notification targets for check monitoring・Meetup etc.

Mackerel Meetup #7 Tokyo will be held on Thursday, May 12th! We have rented out Mercari’s seminar space to hold the event. We are currently accepting participants! Take a look at the link below for more information. http://mackerelio.connp…

Muting monitoring notifications・Simplified display of the service details screen etc.

AWS Summit Tokyo will be held from June 1st. AWS Summit Tokyo 2016 - クラウド活用の最適解、ここに集結。- 2016年6月1~3日 グランドプリンスホテル新高輪にて開催 Mackerel is going to run a booth in the Dev Demo Pit for all three days. If you’r…

The corresponding roles can now be checked when a host retires

This week in Kyoto, the cherry blossoms were at their best. I took full advantage of this perk of working in Kyoto by strolling around the Kiyamachi and Gion areas on my way home from work. This is a photo of the cherry blossoms along the …

An API to update hosts’ roles・Official support for Amazon Linux etc.

Today marks the first day of April. At Hatena, new employees have entered the company and things have become a bit more lively. Here is this week’s Mackerel update (don’t worry, even though today is April fools’ day, everything in this art…

Official support for Amazon Linux

While a malfunction for mackerel-agent in Amazon Linux AMI 2016.03 has occurred, measures have been taken to return full working use. A notice of the malfunction was made in Friday’s (3/25) newsletter and development blog. Taking this oppo…

Monitoring conditions’ max. duration time extended to 10 minutes ・Alert conditions settings for Reactio and OpsGenie etc.

“Mackerel Drink Up” was held at Hatena Tokyo office the other day. A lot of users participated and shared their valuable opinions. We hope to implement those opinions into our future development plans. Here is this week’s Mackerel update. …

Standard plan price and service revision notice

How are things going now that the cherry blossoms have started to bloom? I would like to sincerely thank you for always choosing Mackerel. My name is Sugiyama, and I am Mackerel’s Product Manager. With this week’s update, we would like to …

Auto-reloading of embedded graphs・mackerel-agent’s support for multiple IP addresses・ API to obtain Organization name etc

Here is this week’s Mackerel update. Embedded graphs have become auto-reloading In Mackerel, links to embeddable iframes can be obtained for each graph. These links can be posted to places such as Mackerel’s dashboard and an in-house syste…

Service metric count displayed in the service summary and details・User’s timezone settings etc.

The days have finally started to warm up a bit. But with the warm spring weather, comes the annual battle against allergies! Here is this week’s Mackerel update. The service metric count is now displayed in the service summary and details …

Simplified Role Graphs・Advance notice of the suspension of mackerel-agent's uptime metric transmission・The additon of check-uptime, check-memcached, etc.

With new additions to the Mackerel team, things have started to liven up. Everyone is excited to get together with the new members for Meetups and Drinkups. Here is this week's Mackerel update. Role graphs with a high number of registered …

Leave a memo on the screen when manually closing an alert・Managment features for members with pending invitations etc

"Material Kyoto", is a co-working space located right between the Hatena Kyoto office and JR Kyoto Station. MTRL Kyoto Using the machinery available at Material Kyoto, a former staff of the Mackerel team made us this awesome present! It's …

The Host Display Name could now be obtained/renewed via mkr etc

Here is this week's Mackerel update: The Host Display Name could now be obtained/renewed via mkr The Host Display Name could be set to distinguish between hosts in Mackerel. Hosts that have this property set will be displayed as “display n…

Hosts overview now allows filtering, etc.

Here is this week's Mackerel update: Hosts overview now allows filtering In the hosts overview, you can now filter hosts by service, role, or status. Because the hosts overview also displays CPU and Memory values, this feature can be used …

Standard Plan Revision and Promotional Discount Campaign

Mackerel's Standard plan has been changed. The new changes are below. We have extended the number of days data can be displayed We changed the standard payment system used when beginning a new contract We have launched a promotional discou…

Using expressions with graphs (experimental feature), API for user operations, etc.

We want to thank everyone for using Mackerel this year, it's been a great one. Next year we plan to keep pushing ahead and continue improving Mackerel, and to do so we'll be anxiously waiting to hear your feedback and opinions. And now for…