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Infrastructure as code: testing and monitoring

In my last post, I talked about the evolution of infrastructure as code and its role in modern software development. To recap, let's take a quick look back at what an IaC process establishes: in a...

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Making sense of time-series analysis

Even if you haven't heard of data described as a "time-series," you've probably seen examples out in the wild. As the name suggests, a time-series is a representation of an event over a period of...

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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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Migrating to Sensu, as told by a Nagios refugee

One of our favorite stories at Sensu is hearing how our customers are using, repurposing, and even replacing their Nagios setup. The Sensu monitoring event pipeline lets you run your existing...

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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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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...

How Kubernetes works

How Kubernetes works

It's no secret that the popularity of running containerized applications has exploded over the past several years. Being able to iterate and release an application by...

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