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Details regarding the maintenance scheduled for August 7.

Mackerel Sub-producer id:Songmu here. This announcement is regarding the details of the early August maintenance announced previously. Maintenance Date and Time: August 7, 2017 From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (JST) The switchover will be imple…

Updated agent installation process page, etc.

Hello! Mackerel sales engineer Inoue here. This Wednesday, we held the Mackerel Drink Up #5 Tokyo event. Being visited at our Hatena office in Tokyo by those who have been using Mackerel on a daily basis, and enjoying delicious food while …

Azure Integration now supports Redis Cache etc.

Hello! Mackerel sales engineer Inoue (id:a-know) here. The other day we made an announcement on this blog about maintenance scheduled for early August. mackerel.io Unlike normal maintenance, this is in preparation for Mackerel’s growth fur…

【Important】Scheduled maintenance in early August

Dear Mackerel users, Thank you for your continued support. I’m id:sugiyama88, Mackerel’s project manager. Thanks to all of you, Mackerel has grown a lot. And in order to prepare for even further leaps forward in the future, we have decided…

AWS Integration for RDS now supports Amazon Aurora etc.

Today is Tanabata, a day celebrated on July 7th here in Japan. Also referred to as the Star Festival, children and adults hang written wishes on bamboo branches and look up to the stars in hopes that their wish comes true. It might be good…

Updates for mackerel-agent-plugins and fluent-plugin-mackerel

Hello. Mackerel sales engineer Inoue (id:a-know) here. Tomorrow marks the beginning of July, and just like that, half the year has already come and gone. How about this weather though? The seasonal wave of humidity is definitely upon us. F…

Azure Integration release

Hello, Sales engineer Inoue (id:a-know) here. I usually work in our Tokyo office and Japan has been in the rainy season for a short while now, but compared to a normal year, I feel like we’ve had less rainy days and more overcast ones. I r…

“Critical alerts only” now possible for notification groups etc.

Hello. Development team director id:daiksy here. Recently, I opened my window before bed expecting a warm night, but was surprised by a very chilly morning. This kind of weather makes controlling my physical condition pretty difficult. Is …

Notice for mackerel-agent’s new package repositories for yum and apt

We recently released new package repositories for yum and apt targeted for the new Linux distribution. We will continue to maintain existing package repositories, so there is no need to immediately change your existing environment. Continu…

Specifying multiple conditions in log monitoring is now easier with check-log etc.

Last week from May 31st to June 2nd, Mackerel ran a booth at the AWS Summit Tokyo 2017. We had so many visitors, it was a very successful three days! A big shout out to all of you who came by the Mackerel booth, thank you! Anyways, here is…

Lambda function integration targets can now be narrowed down with tags in AWS Integration

Hello! Sales engineer id:a-know here. Right now, Mackerel is busy running a booth at AWS Summit Tokyo 2017! Today is the last day, but we’ve already received so many visitors over the these past two days. Thank you all so very much! Only a…

The period an API key has not been in use is now displayed

It looks like it might rain here in Tokyo today. Recently, it seems like we’ve been getting a lot of rain and it makes me wonder if the rainy season is already upon us. That’s probably just down toward Okinawa though. I guess I’m a little …

Release of invitation API・You can now create alerts for check monitoring that do not automatically close etc.

Hello. Mackerel sales engineer id:a-know here. I transitioned to my summer wardrobe the other day, but the mornings and nights are still kind of chilly. Although, this may be the most comfortable time of the year. Anyways, here is this wee…

New user permissions・Stoppage notice for several OS support etc.

The first week following the Golden Week holidays is almost over… Refreshed from the holiday break, the Mackerel development team continues its’ daily feature development. This week we released a fairly big change. Here is this week’s upda…

Regarding the policy for adding new user permissions

I’m id:daiksy, the director of Mackerel. Thank you for choosing Mackerel. This is an announcement regarding Mackerel user permissions and our plans to add new permissions within the next few days. Regarding the addition of user permissions…

Mackerel Meetup #10 in the books/Addition of uWSGI vassal plugin etc.

Hello! Mackerel sales engineer Inoue (id:a-know) here. Yesterday, a lot of Mackerel users came to Microsoft’s lovely venue and joined us for the 10th Mackerel Meetup! We started off the event with Mackerel producer Sugiyama (id:sugiyama88)…

Regarding response body checks and redirects of URL external monitoring and future plans

Mackerel Sub-producer id:Songmu here. Thank you very much for choosing Mackerel. This is an announcement regarding the titled subject matter. As stated in the help page, 2xx / 3xx type status codes are considered normal in the URL external…

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…