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Self-service monitoring checks in Sensu Go

Now that we’ve officially launched Sensu Go and announced the EOL schedule for Sensu 1.x, I want to address some of the ways in which we’re either ensuring backwards compatibility between Sensu...

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Filters: valves for the Sensu monitoring event pipeline

Filters, the mechanism for allowing and denying events to be handled, have been given a refresh in Sensu Go. These new and improved JavaScript filters give you a way to express business logic...

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How to measure every API call in your Go app (in fewer than 30 lines of code)

I recently gave a talk at GrafanaCon LA, which was heavily inspired by my blog post on check output metric extraction. During the talk, I dove into a popular monitoring use case with Sensu,...

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Upgrading to Sensu Go: takeaways (and solutions) from Sensu Summit

Now that Sensu Go is out, I thought this would be a great time to circle back and follow up on the Sensu Summit 2018 breakout session concerning Sensu 1.x to Sensu Go workload migration...

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Handling Sensu Plugin handlers in Sensu Go

In case you missed it, Sensu Go is here! And, as I wrote about previously, one of the hurdles with migrating workloads from the original version of Sensu to Sensu Go are the changes in the...

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Using NGINX for targeted access to the Sensu Core 1.4 API

This is a first in a series of posts under the banner “Jef Practices” — short, technical how-to articles focused on sharing useful tips to help make better use of Sensu. Think of these posts as...

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Migrating to 2.0: the good, the bad & the ugly

Sensu 2.0 is coming!!Sensu 2.0 is coming??Sensu 2.0 is coming!?!?!

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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!

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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...

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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...

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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...

Monitoring Kubernetes + Docker, part 2: Prometheus

Monitoring Kubernetes + Docker, part 2: Prometheus

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

In part 1 of this series, I discussed the rise of microservice architecture and the...

Monitoring Kubernetes, part 1: the challenges + data sources

Monitoring Kubernetes, part 1: the challenges + data sources

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

Our industry has long been relying on microservice-based architecture to deliver...

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