The retention period for Droplet performance metrics has been decreased from 30 days to 14 days.
The installation repo for the metrics agent has been moved to DigitalOcean Spaces.
6-hour and 1-day alert policies for Droplets and Kubernetes worker nodes have been deprecated. No new alert policies with these intervals can be created. Existing alert policies using these intervals will remain in place until 1 August 2019, at which point they will be modified to reflect a 1-hour interval.
The new metrics agent is fully released into production. Highlights include:
A simpler way to contribute custom metrics
A new load average plot
Fedora 27 support
This will be the default agent used by our managed databases and Kubernetes products. All agent installations on or after this date will receive the new agent by default. On 8 July 2019, the legacy metrics agent will be deprecated, meaning users will no longer be able to view metrics from Droplets running the legacy agent. You can upgrade to the new agent at any time.
Public beta was opened for the new metrics agent. See how to update your metrics agent here.
Added the Droplet name to the subject line in metrics alert email notifications.
To ensure the accuracy of reported metrics, the top processes graphs were removed from Monitoring. Instead, you can monitor resource-consuming processes with tools like