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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 Reason for stopping TLS 1.0 is an outdated encryption protocol and several vulnerabilities have alread…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…

Updates for Mackerel related OSS etc.

Updates for Mackerel related OSS Updates for various Mackerel related OSS were made this week and the details follow below. A big thanks to everyone who contributed! mackerel-agent v0.53.0 Now supported with Amazon EC2 C5 instances. EC2 In…

Improvements are constantly being made to the Mackerel UI

Hello! Mackerel Team Director id:daiksy here. In Japan, we use the expression “Sankanshion” to describe the changing weather one often experiences around late Winter and early Spring. The temperature changes are intense here, but it seems …

Metric graphs can now be displayed in 4 columns etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here. Although the morning hours are still pretty chilly, the temperature is finally starting to feel a little spring-like. I’ve never had pollen allergies before, but this year my nose is itchy..…

Notice of database maintenance completion

Mackerel Team Director id:daiksy here. This is an announcement to report that the planned database maintenance scheduled for February 27th, 2018 (Tue) was successfully completed without incident. On the day of, maintenance started on sched…

You can now create monitoring rules with a single threshold of either Warning or Critical etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE, Inoue (id:a-know) here with this week’s update information. You can now create monitoring rules with a single threshold of either Warning or Critical Monitoring rules allow you to specify the conditions for genera…

Timed mute can now be set per monitoring rule etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE, Inoue (id:a-know) here. Last week, we ran a booth at the Developers Summit 2018. デブサミの2日間。Mackerelブースでお待ちしています! #devsumi #mackerelio pic.twitter.com/3EIo4M8H4b— mackerel (ja) (@mackerelio_jp) …

Specifications for the average value calculation method of metric monitoring have been adjusted & notes can now be configured in check monitoring etc.

Mackerel team CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here. Hello! "Mackerel Meetup # 11", an official Mackerel event, was held this Monday the 5th. The following is the report that I wrote the day after the event. (Japanese only) mackerel.io Even some part…

Graphs can now be shared with people who don’t have accounts etc.

Hello! Mackerel Team Director id:daiksy here. Here is this week’s update information. Graphs can now be shared with people who don’t have accounts Mackerel has a graph sharing feature which allows graphs to be viewed in places other than f…

Announcement concerning specification adjustments to the average value calculation method of metric monitoring

Mackerel Sub Producer id:Songmu here. As stated in the title, this is an announcement concerning adjustments made to the specifications of the average value calculation method for metric monitoring. Overview The average value calculation m…

On 2/27 (Tuesday) the system will temporarily shutdown for database maintenance

Mackerel Product Owner 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 shutdown for a relatively long period of time, …

The metric retention period and the period to check metrics of 1 min granularity have been extended etc.

Mackerel users, thanks for waiting! The following large updates were made regarding metric retention with Mackerel. The Standard plan’s metric retention period has been extended to【460 days】 (previously【400 days】). The period to check …

Command line tool・mkr now included in the package for Windows etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here. I thought this week was going to start off with a big cold front, but it turned out warming up quite a bit, with weather comparable to that of the month of March. With these changes, it’s be…

Notification content to PagerDuty improved・Updates for the agent and more

Happy New Year everybody! Mackerel team CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here. Today’s release is the first of 2018. This year we are excited to bring all of our users lots of advanced and useful features. Now on to this week’s update information. No…

A thorough explanation of mackerel-plugin-accesslog

Mackerel Product Owner (and sub-producer) id:Songmu here. This is an article that I published on the ninth day of our 2017 Mackerel Advent Calendar. This article is an introduction for the official plugin mackerel-plugin-accesslog. We work…

Our support window will be closed for the holidays

Both methods of contacting our support team, either through support@mackerel.io or 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 Y…

You can now have notifications sent to channels for monitor rule operations etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here. Already the 4th week in December, I’ve attended a end-of-the-year party everyday this week. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season as much as me. This will be the last of this year’s…

Environment variables can now be specified for command execution via plugin etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here. Only half a month left in 2017 and I’m sure everyone’s busy with work and year-end parties. The Mackerel team is keeping busy as we continue with our consecutive weekly releases. Next week w…

You can now configure the maximum number of attempts for host/service metric monitors etc.

Thanks to all of you, the Mackerel Advent Calendar that we talked about last week has been completely filled! qiita.com (Japanese only) Thank you! Also, be sure to check out the advent calendar that Mackerel team CRE id:Soudai is working s…

Target URLs can now be specified directly with the mkr plugin installer etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here. It’s December! And around this time every year, what the IT/Web industry refers to as "Advent Calendars" bustles with various themed blog posts, and Mackerel is no exception. Here is Mackere…

Azure Integration now supports Virtual Machines

I can’t believe that it’ll already be December next week. It feels like we just celebrated Halloween... But with December comes the end of year Advent Calendar! Thanks to all of you, Mackerel’s Advent Calendar is filling up little by littl…

mkr third party plugin installer feature

In last week's release, we announced the addition of our plugin installer feature to the mkr command. This feature makes it easier for users to install their own third party plugins in the system. Up until now, in order to install your own…

You can now have notifications sent to notification channels for events such as host status changes etc. 

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here. It certainly seems as though winter has arrived as temperatures drop all around the country today. This morning I pulled out my winter gloves without evening thinking about it. The air seems…

Plugin installer feature added to the mkr・CLI tool etc.

Yesterday, we issued a press release as a company announcing the release of a new feature for cloud providers, "Cloud Provider Integration". hatenacorp.jp (Japanese only) As the first step in providing this "Cloud Provider integration" fea…