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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...

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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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Our journey implementing Sensu to monitor Kubernetes in production

This is a guest post to the Sensu Blog by Andy Repton, member to the Sensu community. He offered to share his experience as a user in his own words, which you can do too by emailing ...

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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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Visit Sensu at PuppetConf 2017, enter to win a Nintendo Switch!

Come learn why the Sensu Puppet module is the #1 most downloaded monitoring solution on the PuppetForge, and enter to win a Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!

Sensu is thrilled to be a Silver...

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Sensu Enterprise version 2.3 is now available!

We are very excited to announce the general release of Sensu Enterprise version 2.3, which is now available to download and install. This release includes introduces a new built-in integration with ...

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Deprecating Event Filtering in sensu-plugin

If you are like many Sensu users, you’ve come to rely on event handlers from the Sensu Plugins project for sending notifications to on-call personnel. These handler plugins automatically apply...

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Sensu Joins the Chef Partner Cookbook Program!

We are very proud to announce that Sensu is now a part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. The Chef Partner Cookbook Program launched in February 2016 to establish “a new standard in code quality”...

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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....

Check output metric extraction with InfluxDB & Grafana

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...

Sensu at Microsoft Research

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!

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