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Community roundup: making the switch from Nagios to Sensu

Wherever you’re at in your monitoring journey, you’ve probably used Nagios at one time or another. Love it or hate it, a legacy tool like Nagios played a critical role in establishing monitoring...

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Check configuration upgrades with the Sensu Go sandbox

As a followup to my previous post, I’d like to walk you through using the Sensu Go sandbox to test upgrading different parts of the event pipeline from Sensu 1.x to Sensu Go. First up we have a...

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On the merits of pubsub & workflows (or, why Sensu over Nagios)

This is a guest post by Sr. WTW Insights Engineer & Sensu Community Member Jason Anderson. Have your own story to share? Send us a note: community@sensu.io.

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How Box.com migrated 350K Nagios objects to Sensu

At Sensu Summit 2018, Box.com Sr. Infrastructure SRE Trent Baker told the story of how they migrated over 350,000 Nagios checks to Sensu. In this post, I’ll recap that talk, sharing some info...

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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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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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Calling all speakers: submit your talk for Sensu Summit 2018

We recently announced our second-ever Sensu Summit, August 22–23 in Portland, Oregon. Last year, we heard some amazing talks from our customers, friends, and community, and we want to keep up the...

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A Primer on Sensu Dashboards

This is a guest post to the Sensu Blog by Chris Chandler, 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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