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Ben Abrams

Ben Abrams
Systems and Software Engineering

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Alert fatigue, part 5: fine-tuning & silencing

This is part 5 in a series on alert fatigue. Catch up on parts 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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Alert fatigue, part 4: alert consolidation

This is part 4 in a series on alert fatigue, Check out parts 1, 2, and 3.

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Alert fatigue, part 3: automating triage & remediation with check hooks & handlers

This is part 3 in a series on alert fatigue. Read up on parts 1 and 2.

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Alert fatigue, part 2: alert reduction with Sensu filters & token substitution

In my previous post, I talked about the real costs of alert fatigue — the toll it can take on your engineers as well as your business — and some suggestions for rethinking alerting. In part 2 of...

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Alert fatigue, part 1: avoidance and course correction

Ben Abrams is a Sensu Community maintainer who helps tame over 200 repositories for plugins, documentation, tooling, and Chef. The following post is based on a talk Ben gave at Sensu Summit, which...

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Contributing to Sensu: Updating Rubocop to resolve CVE-2017–8418

This is a guest post to the Sensu Blog from Ben Abrams, one of the lead maintainers of the Sensu Plugins organization. Learn more about the community at sensuapp.org/community.

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Writing Sensu Plugin Tests with Test-Kitchen and Serverspec

This is a guest post to the Sensu Blog from Ben Abrams, one of the lead maintainers of the Sensu Plugins organization. He offered to share his thoughts in his own words, which you can do too by...

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Our Approach to Testing Sensu Plugins

This is a guest post to the Sensu Blog from Ben Abrams, one of the lead maintainers of the Sensu Plugins organization. He offered to share his thoughts in his own words, which you can do too by...

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Alert fatigue, part 1: avoidance and course correction

Alert fatigue, part 1: avoidance and course correction

Ben Abrams is a Sensu Community maintainer who helps tame over 200 repositories for plugins, documentation, tooling, and Chef. The following post is based on a talk...

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