Getting started with Sensu

With our commitment to open source software, Sensu Core will always be free.

Download the sandbox

The Sensu sandbox offers an easy way to explore Sensu workflows with guided instruction. It’s a ready-made open source environment – InfluxDB and Grafana are pre-installed and configured, freeing you up to explore the Sensu monitoring event pipeline and multitude of use cases.

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Step 1. Create your first monitoring events

Install Sensu in five minutes, and publish your first event via the Sensu API.

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Step 2. Configure a monitoring workflow

Configure a workflow to automatically process events (like storing metrics in InfluxDB or creating & resolving incidents in PagerDuty).

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Step 3. Automate your monitoring workflow using the Sensu Agent

Install a Sensu agent to provide local collection and automate discovery.

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Need features like contact routing, metric translation, and RBAC? Sign up for a free Sensu Enterprise trial.

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Step 4. Join the community

Backed by the best community in monitoring, Sensu Core is the open source heart of Sensu with a huge community of developers working to make Sensu better every day.


Integrations by subject
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GitHub Stars – a growing
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