The Sunsu Blog

The Sensu Blog

Thoughts on creating and maintaining Sensu, the open source monitoring event pipeline, and the company that supports it. Subscribe for writings on monitoring love, DevOps, and technical how-tos.

Subscribe Here!

Follow Us!

Sensu at Microsoft Research

The following is a guest post from Kris Zentner, Senior Service Engineer at Microsoft AI and Research. Have a story on how you Sensu? Let us know in the comments!

Read more…

The story of Nagios plugin support in Sensu

Or, why service checks are so amazing

It’s officially been seven years since I started hacking on a monitoring project that would become Sensu. My goal was to replace a fragile Nagios installation...

Read more…

How to build highly expressive check results with sensu-wrapper

I’m gearing up to attend my first Sensu Summit this year, and have gone back and watched last year’s talks that I missed. There were a lot of great talks!

Read more…

Adding context to your Sensu checks with Osquery

Intro to Osquery

Osquery is fantastic bit of magic that gives you a SQL query interface for collecting system information from disparate subsystems across multiple supported platforms. In a...

Read more…

Monitoring at scale, microservices, & more at Sensu Summit 2018

 The Sensu Summit speaker lineup is live

It’s almost time! Sensu Summit is coming up August 22-23, and we’re thrilled to share the event schedule and speaker lineup. Don’t forget — grab your ticket

Read more…

Sensu: monitoring as a service (part 1)

Monitoring external services with Sensu Core 1.4 proxy clients

It’s a small world after all 

Microservices are everywhere. Many of us are building applications that rely on a mix of them spread...

Read more…

Check output metric extraction with InfluxDB & Grafana

Sensu is an extremely powerful standalone monitoring framework, but the real beauty of Sensu lies in its ability to harmoniously interact with, support, and instrument other tools to create a...

Read more…

Announcing Kelsey Hightower at Sensu Summit

We’re super excited to announce that open source advocate (and all-around rockstar) Kelsey Hightower will be speaking at Sensu Summit 2018! In a fireside chat with Sensu co-founders Caleb Hailey...

Read more…

The power of proposals (and open source culture)

I come from a world where strategy is best kept secret. Whether it be from a company who has a codename for literally everything, or the competitive culture of playing and coaching D1 athletics,...

Read more…

Join us for a Monitorama after party 🍹

On June 5, after the second day of Monitorama talks wraps up, head over to The Pearl Tavern for drinks, demos, and continued #monitoringlove conversations.

Read more…

Trending Stories: So Hot Right Now

Monitoring at scale, microservices, & more at Sensu Summit 2018

Monitoring at scale, microservices, & more at Sensu Summit 2018

 The Sensu Summit speaker lineup is live

It’s almost time! Sensu Summit is coming up August 22-23, and we’re thrilled to share the event schedule and speaker lineup....

Sensu Go is here!

Sensu Go is here!

Today is the day: Sensu Go is now in General Availability (GA)! Sensu Go features human-centered design by making it easier to use Sensu; we went from operations...

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...

Try Sensu Enterprise for FREE today.

Learn More