Getting Started with Sensu Go

Whether you’re completely new to Sensu, or a long-time Sensu user looking to see what’s new in Sensu Go — you’ve come to the right place.

Getting Started is easy

Get Sensu up and running in as little as 15 minutes. In fact, you may be able to take the first steps in under a minute! Don’t believe us? Give the following quick start guide a try, and let us know if we can help!

Install Sensu Go

Deploy our official Docker container to get up and running in seconds. Follow these steps, then visit your Sensu Go dashboard at http://localhost:3000/.

Install the Sensu Go CLI

Sensuctl is a command line interface for running commands against Sensu clusters. Install sensuctl on your laptop to gain access to your multi-cloud monitoring control plane.

Configure your first monitor!

Sensu makes it easy to deploy instrumentation (e.g. plugins or scripts) and configure new monitors. This example shows how to monitor system clock drift.

Install Sensu Go

Deploy our official Docker container to get up and running in seconds. Follow these steps, then visit your Sensu Go dashboard at http://localhost:3000/.

Install the Sensu Go CLI

Sensuctl is a command line interface for running commands against Sensu clusters. Install sensuctl on your laptop to gain access to your multi-cloud monitoring control plane.

Configure your first monitor!

Sensu makes it easy to deploy instrumentation (e.g. plugins or scripts) and configure new monitors. This example shows how to monitor system clock drift.

Congrats on getting up and running!

You’re off to a great start! Wasn’t that simple? Please take a moment to read some of the reference documentation that the guide has linked to – this should help explain what you’ve accomplished so far.

Are you ready for more? We’ll continue to expand this page with additional examples – from configuring your first alert, to showing how to configure a simple automated remediation in Sensu, so check back soon. In the interim, why not go to the docs and try one of our guides?

Join the community

The Sensu Community communicates and collaborates on three main platforms.

GitHub

Check out the source code, share feedback, or report bugs related to the Sensu open source project on GitHub.

Discourse

Ask questions and get answers from Team Sensu, or other Sensu users on the Sensu Community Discourse.

Slack

Collaborate with other Sensu users in real time on the Sensu Community Slack workspace.

Register your Sensu install. Get rewarded!

If you’ve downloaded Sensu go, this is the perfect time to take a moment to register your install so we can help you along your journey. We’ll even reward you for reaching certain milestones. To get your first reward, simply add your first ten checks and connect at least ten agents and we’ll send you your very own Sensu t-shirt.