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Updates for mackerel-agent and mackerel-agent-plugins/A portion of OS support has been stopped etc.

The view of outside from the window has become completely green. How about for all of our Mackerel users out there? And It’s about that time when this year’s new employees start getting used to work life. Recently, Mastodon has been a real…

Threshold input fields can now be seen upon first view when creating monitoring rules etc.

Hey! Mackerel sales engineer Inoue (id:a-know) here. Just when I think that the spring weather will stay warm, a cold and windy day takes me by surprise. This season is really difficult to dress for… But Golden Week (a Japanese holiday) is…

Monitoring rules that correspond to alerts have become easier to identify etc.

Hello. Sales engineer id:Soudai here. Spring is in full bloom and I’ve noticed a lot of people who have recently started working walking beneath the cherry blossoms. It reminds me of my original intentions with joining Mackerel of showing …

Memos left for monitoring rules can now be seen in alert notifications

Hello! Sales engineer id:Soudai here. The weather has really started to warm up over the last week and I’m sure a lot of people will be out and about to see the cherry blossoms this weekend. I’m looking forward to taking a stroll myself an…

Memos can now be left for monitoring rules using mkr commands

Hello! Sales engineer id:Soudai here. The cherry blossoms have started to bloom a little early and it’s finally starting to feel like spring. Mackerel Drink Up #4 Tokyo - connpass was held last week and a lot of people attended the event. …

You can now leave notes for monitoring rules

Production has finally finished for the Mackerel glass, one of the gifts for the 2017 New Year campaign! We started shipping the other day so hopefully one will find its way to you soon. If you’re selected, be sure to tweet with the hashta…

Updates for mackerel-agent and check-plugin

Hello. Mackerel sales engineer id:a-know here. I’m in the habit of checking the weather forecast everyday before I head to work and the temperature just doesn’t seem to want to warm up. I’m ready for a season where I don’t need my coat. Ov…

AWS Integration now supports Lambda

Hey! I can’t believe it’s already March. In the Kanto region, our first spring storm was on February 17th and I thought that maybe the weather would gradually start to get warmer from there… but I’ve still been wearing my scarf everyday. L…

Registering metadata via mackerel-agent is now supported etc.

Hello! Sales engineer id:Soudai here. Last week, Mackerel ran a booth at the 2017 Developers Summit. I went and it was great to meet so many people! Anyways, here is this week’s update information. Registering metadata via mackerel-agent i…

External monitoring now supports HTTP methods other than GET・mkr graph annotation support etc.

Signs of Spring are starting to show and with this season, comes the anxiety of allergies… It might be interesting to use Mackerel to try and monitor the amount of pollen spreading. Here is this week’s update information. External monitori…

Graph annotations can now be handled in service metric graphs etc.

Last week we announced that Mackerel will be running a booth at the 2017 Developers Summit and the event is quickly approaching! Developers Summit 2017 エンジニアとして生きる、技術の先にある現実に踏み出す (Japanese only) Mackerel will be t…

Graph annotations are now supported in mackerel-client-go! etc.

We are receiving many responses to the graph annotations feature that was released last week. Thank you to all those who contributed! We’re getting messages from users letting us know that they’ve tried the feature out and some have even p…

Graph annotations have been released! etc.

Hello! Sales engineer id:Soudai here. I’ve only just joined the Mackerel team this month, but I’m excited to be able to bring you the update information! Up until last week, id:a-know was the main man behind these weekly update announcemen…

The Windows version of mackerel-agent has been updated etc.

Hello! Mackerel sales engineer, id:a-know here. id:Soudai just joined the Mackerel team this month and he’s already gotten the hang of things. I even got the chance to visit customers with him this week. He has an impressive handle on a lo…

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…