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【Advanced release notice】Specification changes to the organization’s notification disable setting

Thank you for choosing Mackerel.

This is an advanced notice to inform you that changes will be made to the specifications of the notification disable function with the release on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

The contents of these changes follow below.

Before the changes

According to the current specifications, the following notifications will not be sent while organization’s notifications are disabled.

  • Notifications related to alerts or alert groups

f:id:mackerelio:20190410111726p:plain These specifications refer to the ‘Turn Off Notifications’ button in the above image.

After the changes

After changes are made to the specifications, the following notifications will not be sent while notifications are disabled.

  • Notifications related to alerts or alert groups
  • Notifications related to host status · new host registration · retired hosts
  • Notifications related to creating, updating, deleting monitoring settings

Graph sharing and test notifications will continue to be unaffected by disabling notifications.

Intention behind the specification changes

To clarify, targets of the notification disable function, previously only alert and alert group related notifications, will be updated to all notification events.

Although this function has a wide range of influence, using it will make it difficult to know who changed what and for what reason, and because of this, we do not recommend disabling notifications. In addition, the functions location at the top of the monitoring settings made it difficult to understand its influence when configured.

With this specification change, all notification events will be targeted and the disable button will be moved to the notification channel’s list page. Please keep in mind that configuring this function has a wide range of influence.

Thank you for your cooperation.