Sensu

2017
Portland, OR, USA
Jul 15, 2020   |  By Sean Porter
Solutions for challenging technical problems shouldn’t result in a whole set of new ones. Sometimes, we make things harder on ourselves by choosing the new hotness to tackle technical problems (such as scaling infrastructure). We may be solving our problem in an interesting and fun way, but we bring on more complexity (and more problems) as a result of that technology choice.
Jul 9, 2020   |  By Aaron Sachs
Aggregates, which allow you to monitor groups of checks or entities, were a much-beloved feature in Sensu Core (the predecessor to Sensu Go) — Ben Abrams describes them as “awesome” in his post on alert fatigue, noting that aggregates are like having “a bunch of nodes behind a load balancer where each node is healthchecked, and if a node drops out it may not be worth waking someone up in the middle of the night.”
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Michael Eaton
I work at Iforium, an eGaming company based on the Isle of Man, where — for the past three years — we’d been using Sensu Core to monitor our infrastructure. Earlier this year we began our migration to Sensu Go. In this post, I’ll share a bit about our journey, offering some background on Iforium and our technical stack, our monitoring pain points, and our take on Sensu Go so far.
Jun 25, 2020   |  By Caleb Hailey
Monitoring — by its very nature — requires privileged access to internal and external services. In order to safely maintain visibility into critical systems, it’s vital to have some form of secrets management to manage authentication credentials (AKA, "secrets"), including passwords, keys, APIs, tokens, and any other sensitive pieces of information in your IT infrastructure.
Jun 16, 2020   |  By Sean Porter
Tripwire, created by our friend Gene Kim, is a popular intrusion detection system (IDS) with both commercial and open source offerings. As a fun side project, I put together a Tripwire asset for Sensu. While this is more a prototype than anything else, I wanted to take this opportunity to offer some background on IDS, Tripwire, and integrating intrusion detection into your monitoring workflow, with the overall aim of illustrating how easy it is to deploy solutions with Sensu.
Oct 1, 2018   |  By Sensu
Increasingly complex systems make availability and performance monitoring more difficult than ever before, especially for container-based, multi-cloud, and hybrid-cloud infrastructures.
Jun 25, 2020   |  By Sensu
Sensu Core was highly dependent on config management. Now, with Sensu Go (and features such as sensuctl prune), you can keep your Sensu resources in a declarative state. Over the course of 30 minutes, Jef and Todd demo sensuctl prune and how to apply it to your CI/CD workflow.
Jun 24, 2020   |  By Sensu
In this webinar, Gareth Rushgrove, Director of Product Management at Snyk, and Sean Porter, CTO and co-founder of Sensu, discuss how the application development lifecycle has evolved and what it now looks like to deploy and manage an app.
May 21, 2020   |  By Sensu
Sensu CEO Caleb Hailey demos the Sensu + HashiCorp Vault integration and how to automate custom scripts and tooling with Sensu command plugins.
Apr 29, 2020   |  By Sensu
In this 30-minute webinar, Developer Advocate Todd Campbell covers how to publish your first asset using the sensu-plugins-sdk and template plugin project(s) and how to package compiled binary plugins (including dynamically linked libraries) as assets.
Apr 22, 2020   |  By Sensu
In this webinar, Sensu CEO & Co-founder Caleb Hailey goes over the latest features in Sensu, including new sensuctl functionality, API keys, secrets management, and configuration pruning.