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How to simplify SNMP implementation

The following is a guest post from Jean Tunis, the principal consultant and founder of RootPerformance.

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Looking back at one year of Sensu assets & announcing a new Sensu plugins SDK

Assets were one of the biggest additions in Sensu Go. How have new and experienced Sensu users reacted to Sensu assets as a workflow? And what's on the roadmap for Sensu contributors?

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Announcing v4 of the Sensu Puppet module

The following is a guest post from Trey Dockendorf of Tailored Automation. He is a maintainer and the top contributor to the Sensu Puppet module. Trey has been developing Puppet modules for 10...

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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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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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