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Alert fatigue, part 5: fine-tuning & silencing

This is part 5 in a series on alert fatigue. Catch up on parts 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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Alert fatigue, part 5: fine-tuning & silencing

This is part 5 in a series on alert fatigue. Catch up on parts 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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Alert fatigue, part 4: alert consolidation

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

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Alert fatigue, part 4: alert consolidation

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

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Explore Sensu workflows & lesson plans with the Sensu sandbox

We’re excited to share that we’ve created an easy to use — and reusable — Sensu sandbox environment to help folks learn how to work with Sensu monitoring event pipelines. At Sensu Summit, we...

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Explore Sensu workflows & lesson plans with the Sensu sandbox

We’re excited to share that we’ve created an easy to use — and reusable — Sensu sandbox environment to help folks learn how to work with Sensu monitoring event pipelines. At Sensu Summit, we...

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Alert fatigue, part 3: automating triage & remediation with check hooks & handlers

This is part 3 in a series on alert fatigue. Read up on parts 1 and 2.

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Alert fatigue, part 3: automating triage & remediation with check hooks & handlers

This is part 3 in a series on alert fatigue. Read up on parts 1 and 2.

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Alert fatigue, part 2: alert reduction with Sensu filters & token substitution

In my previous post, I talked about the real costs of alert fatigue — the toll it can take on your engineers as well as your business — and some suggestions for rethinking alerting. In part 2 of...

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Alert fatigue, part 2: alert reduction with Sensu filters & token substitution

In my previous post, I talked about the real costs of alert fatigue — the toll it can take on your engineers as well as your business — and some suggestions for rethinking alerting. In part 2 of...

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Alert fatigue, part 1: avoidance and course correction

Ben Abrams is a Sensu Community maintainer who helps tame over 200 repositories for plugins, documentation, tooling, and Chef. The following post is based on a talk Ben gave at Sensu Summit, which...

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Alert fatigue, part 1: avoidance and course correction

Ben Abrams is a Sensu Community maintainer who helps tame over 200 repositories for plugins, documentation, tooling, and Chef. The following post is based on a talk Ben gave at Sensu Summit, which...

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Tales of scale, multi-gen infrastructure, & monitoring Kubernetes at Sensu Summit 2018

Sensu Summit 2018 was a two-day extravaganza, with keynotes, workshops, donuts, and all the monitoring love.

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Tales of scale, multi-gen infrastructure, & monitoring Kubernetes at Sensu Summit 2018

Sensu Summit 2018 was a two-day extravaganza, with keynotes, workshops, donuts, and all the monitoring love.

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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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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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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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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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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. Don’t forget — grab your ticket

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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. Don’t forget — grab your ticket

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