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Securing Sensu 101

Because monitoring requires some degree of access to your applications, it’s important that you take certain steps to ensure the right amount of access without compromising your app’s security. In...

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Intro to RBAC in Sensu Go

Last month, we ran a webinar on role-based access control (RBAC) in Sensu Go. In this post, we’ll capture some of the key points from the presentation and show you how RBAC can help you lock down...

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Reducing alert fatigue with GoAlert, Target’s on-call scheduling and notification platform

At Sensu Summit 2019, Adam Westman, Sr. Engineering Manager at Target, introduced us to GoAlert, their on-call scheduling and notification open source project. In this post, I’ll recap his talk,...

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Visualizing Sensu Go data in Grafana

This is a guest post from Marius Oehler of Novatec Consulting GmbH, an independent IT consultancy based in Germany. Marius is an expert on open-source observability and with his team supporting...

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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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