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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 metrics of 1 min granularity is now【460 days】 (previously【25 hours】)
    • Due to feature implementation timing, checking 1 min granularity metrics is only available for data after December 1st 2017.

I am very happy to be able to bring this update news to all of you. Now it’s even easier to check server load seasonality and apply capacity planning. Definitely give it a try!

Other updates follow below.

You can now set an email address to receive Organization related mail

As you can see in the image above, it’s now possible to add an email address to receive mail related to "Payment" and "Support Team contact".

Up until now, "payment related email" was sent to users with owner authority and “emails exchanged with the Mackerel support team” were sent to the user who contacted the support team. Now, in addition to having mail sent to each user, you can have mail sent to an address of your specification.

This can be configured in the Organization’s settings.

Updates for Mackerel related OSS

Updates for various Mackerel related OSS have been made. The details follow below.

mackerel-agent v0.51.0

  • [Windows] An issue where the memory pagefile value was mistakenly multiplied by 1024 has been fixed.

mackerel-agent-plugins v0.43.0

  • Plugin passwords can now be passed with environment variables. The target plugins and environment variable names are as follows.
    • mackerel-plugin-postgres
      • PGPASSWORD
    • mackerel-plugin-openldap
      • OPENLDAP_REPL_MASTER_PASSWORD
      • OPENLDAP_REPL_LOCAL_PASSWORD
      • OPENLDAP_PASSWORD
    • mackerel-plugin-redis
      • REDIS_PASSWORD
    • mackerel-plugin-haproxy
      • HAPROXY_PASSWORD
    • mackerel-plugin-sidekiq
      • SIDEKIQ_PASSWORD
    • mackerel-plugin-mysql
      • MYSQL_PASSWORD
    • mackerel-plugin-rabbitmq
      • RABBITMQ_PASSWORD
    • mackerel-plugin-mongodb
      • MONGODB_PASSWORD

mackerel-check-plugins v0.16.0

  • Plugin passwords can now be passed with environment variables. The target plugins and environment variable names are as follows.

mkr v0.26.0

  • [Windows] An issue where the .zip file was also copied to the bin directory when doing mkr plugin install has been fixed.

To everyone who contributed Pull Requests, thank you!

Mackerel Meetup #11

Mackerel Meetup #11, the first official event of 2018 will be held on February 5th!

mackerelio.connpass.com (Japanese only)

We are pleased to announce that two Mackerel user companies, Seesaa Co, Inc. and Makuake , Inc. (in order of presentation) will be giving guest presentations! There’s still plenty of room left for both general and blog participants. We’ll be talking about the future direction of the evolution of Mackerel, so you don’t want to miss out!