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Azure Load Balancer now supported with Azure Integration and more

Hello. Mackerel team CRE Inoue (id:a-know) here with another update announcement.

Azure Load Balancer now supported with Azure Integration

With this release, various Azure Load Balancer metrics can now be monitored with Azure Integration!

azure.microsoft.com

Billable targets are determined using the conversion 1 resource = 1 Micro Host. Available metrics are listed in the help page linked below.

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I know that many of our Azure users out there utilize ALB and hopefully this will help with service monitoring!

The URL character limit for expression graphs has been significantly relaxed

Do you use Mackerel’s expression graphs? If you just recently started using Mackerel, you may not know about this feature.

Expression graphs let you perform various calculations for metrics using functions and display the results in a flexible graph. For more details, check out the help page linked below.

mackerel.io

To use expression graphs, you write an expression in the URL query parameter like the one shown below.

https://mackerel.io/orgs/<organization name>/advanced-graph?query=<metric>&unit=<unit>&title=<title>

Up until now, the number of characters for this URL was limited to 2048. This number has now been increased 4 fold to a limit of 8192 characters.

With this, it is now possible to use the lengthy expressions that could not be specified before. If you’ve given up on graphing something due to this character limit in the past, please give it another shot.

Finally, please note that the expression graph function is currently listed as an experimental feature.

Mackerel’s first online seminar!

This will be the first Mackerel-hosted event to be held as an online seminar!

mackerelio.connpass.com (Japanese only)

For this event, we would like to provide the opportunity to get to know Mackerel starting from the basics. The topic of discussion titled "Getting Started with Mackerel - An Introduction to Cloud Monitoring".

We’ll be using Zoom to facilitate the online seminar. Please feel free to join us!