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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…

Introducing the Keyboard shortcut feature etc.

On Tuesday, October 31st, Mackerel ran a booth at the AWS CloudRoadShow in Fukuoka. We received so many visitors! Thank you to everyone who stopped by! Now for this week’s update information. Keyboard shortcuts have been implemented Much l…

Commands can now be invoked based on check monitoring results etc.

Last week, we made an announcement regarding the termination of the “im.kayac” service (Termination schedule for the notification channel "im.kayac" - Mackerel blog #mackerelio). And as scheduled, the feature became unavailable as a notifi…

AWS Integration now supports NLB etc.

As announced on this blog the other day, the im.kayac.com service, one of Mackerel’s integratable notification partners, is ending on October 31st, 2017. Accompanying this, the im.kayac feature will no longer be available as a Mackerel not…

Termination schedule for the notification channel "im.kayac"

Service for im.kayac.com, one of Mackerel’s notification partners, will end on October 31st, 2017. Additionally, integration with Mackerel will also be ending according to the following schedule. The im.kayac feature will no longer be avai…

Response time measurement specifications adjusted for URL external monitoring・ Temporary countermeasures for .io domain malfunctions to be restored etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here. It’s starting to get pretty cold outside. Plus, it seems like we are in for some rain. People often refer to server monitoring as “a health examination for your server”, but since the season…

mackerel-agent has been updated with countermeasures for .io domain malfunctions

Yesterday we celebrated Mackerel Day, our third year anniversary event marking the official release of Mackerel. mackerelio.connpass.com (Japanese only) Thanks to all of you, the event was a huge success that showcased great presentations …

Advance notice regarding the adjustment of response time measurement specifications for URL external monitoring

Mackerel sub-producer id:Songmu here. On Thursday, October 12th, we will be adjusting specifications in relation to the URL external monitoring response time measurement. These adjustments are scheduled to be released between the hours of …

A revised version of the Mackerel Terms of Service is available as of today.

A revised version of the Mackerel Terms of Service is available as of today. You may review these changes below. Terms of Service - Japanese Version Added a lead into the company Privacy Policy onto Article 4 (Protection of Information). A…

Updates for mackerel-agent and more & Our 3 year anniversary event coming soon! etc.

Hello! Mackerel team CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here. As announced last week, this week, "Mackerel Week", was one packed with Mackerel events. Starting on Monday with the Mackerel / NewRelic / Elasticsearch Seminar. First up for presenters, Mac…

Regarding false connectivity monitoring alerts from Mackerel related to .io domain malfunctions and our response

Mackerel sub-producer id:Songmu here. I’d like to sincerely apologize to all of our users for the frequent inconveniences related to the subject matter. In this blog, I’ll go over the details of this matter and our response hereafter. Abou…

We released the Amazon SQS integration and more

Hello, Mackerel Team CRE (Customer Reliability Engineer) Inoue (id:a-know) here. Here is this week’s update information. “Mackerel” received Japan’s first AWS DevOps Competency certification Mackerel has acquired “AWS DevOps Competency” ce…

Updates for mackerel-agent-plugins and more

Well we’re halfway through September and it’s finally starting to feel like the fall season. It’s supposed to get chilly in the coming days. So be careful not to catch a cold! Anyways, here is this week’s update information. Host metrics p…

Specific metrics can now be specified when sharing graphs etc.

Hello, Mackerel Team Director Kasuya (id:daiksy) here. We’ve always made our weekly feature announcements from this blog on Friday, but this week we’re publishing on Thursday. Last week, participants from the Hatena Summer Internship Progr…

The namespace list can now be obtained with the metadata API etc.

Hello, Mackerel Team Director Kasuya (id:daiksy) here. Here at Hatena, it wouldn’t feel like summer without our summer internship program. And this year’s new interns are fitting right in. Hatena Summer Intership 2017 (Japanese only) Start…

A new feature, “GraphBoards” has been released! etc.

Hello! Mackerel team’s CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here. Last Saturday, Mackerel successfully held its’ first Hackathon event, Mackerel Plugin Hackathon #1. Anyways, here is this week’s update information. A new feature, “GraphBoards” has been r…

Member invitations can now be canceled with the API etc.

Up until the middle of this week, our support window took some time off for the summer holidays (except for emergencies), but they’re back at it now. Sorry for any inconvenience and we appreciate your cooperation. Anyways, here is this wee…

Regarding stage 2 maintenance on 8/21(Mon.)

Mackerel sub-producer id:Songmu here. The first stage of maintenance was carried out this week on Monday, August 7th. As previously announced, in continuation with this maintenance, the second stage will take place on Monday, August 21st. …

Maintenance completion notice + an apology in relation to data loss and custom dashboard/expression monitoring failures

I’m id:Songmu, Mackerel’s sub-producer. Previously announced maintenance began today (Monday, August 8th) at 2:30 p.m. (JST) and was completed at 6:00 p.m. Thank you to all our users for your cooperation. In this entry, we’ll report on som…