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Azure Application Gateway now supported with Azure Integration and more!

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

Azure Application Gateway now supported with Azure Integration

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Azure Application Gateway can now be monitored with Azure Integration! Application Gateway is Azure's managed load balancer service that enables you to do application layer (OSI layer 7) load balancing.

Check out the help page linked below for configuration methods.

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And the following link for obtainable metrics with Application Gateway.

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Notification content expanded for alerts to PagerDuty

The content that can be included in alert notifications sent from Mackerel to PagerDuty has been expanded. The following items have been added.

  • Monitor notes
  • A thumbnail image of the target metric
  • custom_identifier

Now when an alert occurs, more information can be obtained when looking at PagerDuty. You may want to take this opportunity to consider using PagerDuty or at least review the troubleshooting flow.

Also, please note that this expansion is only available with the Event API v2. For more information regarding alert notifications from Mackerel to PagerDuty, be sure to take a look at the following help page.

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Monitor memos now included in Webhook notification payload

Similar to the previous update regarding Mackerel supported notification channels, Webhook notifications have added monitor memos to its payload.

A variety of information can be included in monitor memos. For example:

  • Information regarding the initial response to an alert (commands or emergency measures)
  • An explanation for or the reason behind the monitor
  • URLs of related documents, etc.

This information is also included in Webhook requests, potentially enabling you to respond more smoothly and reduce recovery time. So be sure to give it a try!