Sensu Resource Library

Sensu resources cover topics like Kubernetes, configuration management tools (like Puppet, Ansible, and Chef), multi-cloud infrastructure, and – of course! – monitoring. Take a look at our resource gallery below for whitepapers, videos, podcasts, and more.

Latest Resources

Sumo Logic Illuminate 2021 Closing Keynote: Sensu Plus Demo

Visualize infrastructure and application monitoring and observability data in real-time with turn-key dashboards and other analytics, powered by the Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence™️ platform.

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[Sensu Go Workshop] Lesson 1: Introduction to Monitoring as Code

A true monitoring as code solution goes beyond simply automating installation of agents, scrapers, and plugins – it is a complete end-to-end solution. Learn more about Monitoring as Code and the Sensu Observability Pipeline!

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[Sensu Go Workshop] Lesson 2: Introduction to the Observability Data Model

Observability is set of practices that include traditional monitoring (i.e. observability is a superset of monitoring). Learn more about the observability data model!

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[Sensu Go Workshop] Lesson 3: Introduction to Sensu Go

Sensu is a complete solution for monitoring and observability at scale. Learn more about the Sensu backend process!

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[Sensu Go Workshop] Lesson 4: Introduction to Handlers and Handler Sets

Handlers are actions the Sensu backend executes on incoming events. Learn what types of handlers are available and the most popular use cases.

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[Sensu Go Workshop] Lesson 5: Introduction to Events

Sensu Events are generic containers for all types of observability data.

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[Sensu Go Workshop] Lesson 6: Introduction to Filters

Sensu Event filters provide control over which events (observability data) get processed by Sensu event handlers.

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[Sensu Go Workshop] Lesson 7: Introduction to Agents & Entities

The Sensu Agent is a lightweight observability client that runs on your infrastructure.

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[Sensu Go Workshop] Lesson 8: Introduction to Checks

Sensu Checks are monitoring jobs that are managed by the Sensu platform (control plane) and executed by Sensu Agents.

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[Guide] Get the custom metrics you want with StatsD and Sensu

StatsD, metrics,Nagios, Prometheus, monitoring

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Why Sensu: Benefits Over Other Monitoring Platforms

Sensu's advantages as compared to Prometheus, Nagios, Zabbix, Zenoss and others in the industry.

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Box Case Study

How Box replaced Nagios with Sensu for over 30k devices in their enterprise.

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[Webinar] Practical monitoring as code

Learn what monitoring as code means, and why it matters. Get started with your own monitoring as code workflows now!

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[Whitepaper] Monitoring as code with the Sensu Observability Pipeline

A comprehensive "everything as code" initiative should incorporate monitoring and observability. In this whitepaper, we’ll examine how monitoring as code fills that gap.

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[Comparison] Sensu & Prometheus Monitoring

Prometheus monitoring vs Sensu for Container and Kubernetes monitoring

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[Webinar] Automated Remediation with Rundeck + Sensu

Learn all about monitoring as code workflows with the Sensu Observability Pipeline and how to deliver runbook automation with Rundeck — and see how the two together can help you achieve automated remediation.

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A Modern IoT Monitoring Architecture using Sensu

Using Sensu Monitoring as Code features for creating a modern IoT monitoring architecture platform.

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[Webinar] Instrumenting your applications with Sensu Go & StatsD

Watch our webinar to learn the history of StatsD, how it works, StatsD data types, and how to get started with custom metrics for monitoring.

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[Webinar] Monitoring as code with Sensu + Ansible

Learn how to automate your monitoring with the certified Ansible Collection for Sensu Go.

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Learn Sensu: External services

In this course, you'll learn about using handlers to customize alerts, TCP and UDP handlers, secrets management, and mutators.

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Learn Sensu: Checks

In this course, you'll learn about check definitions, including check tokens and hooks, proxy checks, check scheduling, and API keys.

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[Webinar] Self-healing workflows with the Sensu Ansible Tower integration

Sensu Developer Advocate Jef Spaleta demos our Ansible Tower integration, walking through how it works, showing how you can achieve self-healing workflows and avoid manual workarounds with Sensu + Ansible.

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[Webinar] Understanding federation in Sensu Go

Sensu Developer Advocate Jef Spaleta walks through setting up a multi-site federation from scratch.

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[Whitepaper] The top 7 Kubernetes APIs for cloud-native observability

Learn about the various APIs that are necessary for complete visibility into your Kubernetes platform. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of how Kubernetes works, with a behind-the-scenes look at cloud-native observability.

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[Whitepaper] 5 essential security features for monitoring

In this whitepaper, we’ll go over the five essential security features to look for in a monitoring and observability solution and how the right toolset can empower both security and operations teams.

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[Webinar] Integrating Sensu Go into your CI/CD pipeline

Over the course of 30 minutes, Jef and Todd demo sensuctl prune and how to apply it to your CI/CD workflow.

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[Whitepaper] Integrations for cloud monitoring & alerting

This guide offers an overview of the various DevOps tools for monitoring with which Sensu integrates, as well as the data sources supported — all of which combined gives you a holistic approach to monitoring.

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[Webinar] Securing Sensu: setting up client certificates

Learn how to set up client certificates in Sensu Go (including what they are and why they matter).

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[Webinar] The evolving application lifecycle: from DevOps to DevSecOps

Learn how the application development lifecycle has evolved and what it now looks like to deploy and manage an app.

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[Whitepaper] Monitoring Kubernetes: the sidecar pattern

In this whitepaper, we go over current best practices for monitoring and observability in a cloud-native world, including the sidecar pattern for monitoring Kubernetes.

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[Webinar] Intro to assets with the Sensu Go SDK

Learn how to publish your first asset using the new sensu-plugins-sdk and template plugin project(s)!

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[Webinar] Introduction to RBAC in Sensu Go

Learn how RBAC works in Sensu Go (including how to set it up).

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[Webinar] Scaling your monitoring, part 1: Sensu clustering

Learn how to scale your monitoring, with a focus on Sensu clustering.

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[Webinar] The top 7 most-useful Kubernetes APIs for comprehensive cloud-native observability

In this webinar, Sensu Co-founder & CEO Caleb Hailey will walk through the various Kubernetes APIs that are necessary for complete visibility into your Kubernetes platform.

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[Webinar] What's new in Sensu: HashiCorp Vault integration + command plugins

Sensu CEO Caleb Hailey demos the Sensu + HashiCorp Vault integration and how to automate custom scripts and tooling with Sensu command plugins.

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[Webinar] What's new in Sensu

In this webinar, Sensu CEO & Co-founder Caleb Hailey goes over the latest and greatest Sensu features.

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[Webinar] Assets in Sensu Go

Assets are shareable, reusable packages that make it easy to deploy Sensu plugins. In this webinar, Sensu Developer Advocate Jef Spaleta and Customer Reliability Engineer Aaron Sachs go over assets in Sensu Go.

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[Webinar] Achieve comprehensive observability with Sensu and Elasticsearch

Learn how to get the most out of your Elasticsearch investment — and achieve deeper visibility — with the Sensu observability pipeline.

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[Webinar] Migrating to Sensu Go

In this webinar, Sensu CEO Caleb Hailey & Developer Advocate Jef Spaleta discuss migrating to Sensu Go from Sensu 1.x, including important dates to keep in mind and offer a demo of Sensu Go in action.

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[Webinar] Monitoring Kubernetes workloads: the sidecar pattern

Sensu CEO and co-founder Caleb Hailey joins CNCF ambassador Chris Short on a CNCF broadcast to discuss the ins and outs of monitoring Kubernetes workloads.

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[Webinar] Monitoring Kubernetes workloads and clusters

In this webinar, Sensu CEO and co-founder Caleb Hailey and Developer Advocate Jef Spaleta walk you through the challenges and strategies to monitoring Kubernetes.

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[Webinar] Automating monitoring with the Sensu Go Ansible Collection

In this webinar, you'll learn how automating monitoring with Ansible and Sensu Go allows you to stay on top of your IT environments to solve operational challenges, including maintaining visibility and avoiding expensive downtime.

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Auto-Remediation with Sensu Go

Sr. Software Engineer Doug Maske at T-Mobile talks about onboarding Kubernetes and cloud monitoring using Sensu.

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Building dynamic workflows with Sensu

Ben Abrams describes how to build dynamic workflows with Sensu for cloud monitoring.

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Ericsson Case Study

Prometheus and Sensu at Ericsson - Case Study

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Netsmart Technologies Case Study

How Netsmart Technologies use Sensu for monitoring in their healthcare platform

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Palantir Case Study

Sensu cloud monitoring case study for AWS Palantir

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Uber Case Study - VMware Monitoring

Monitoring VMware and Kubernetes at Uber using Sensu

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Using Sensu for Alerting and Historical Analysis

DevOps Manager James Sandlin at eBay discusses replacing previous monitoring solutions, including Nagios, Icinga, and Zabbix, with Sensu.

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ViaSat Internet Monitoring using Sensu

Case Study how Viasat monitors their Internet IT Infrastructure in remote places using Sensu

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Why Sensu for Containerized Infrastructure

Monitoring Kubernetes and containers using Sensu.

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[Podcast] Monitoring, Privacy, and Security in Public Cloud

Sean Porter, the CTO of Sensu, discusses monitoring tactics with Robert Blumen, a DevOps engineer at Salesforce.

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Scalability and self-service Monitoring with Sensu Go

Scalable cloud monitoring with self-service.

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Intro to cloud monitoring with Sensu Go

A quick demo from Sensu CEO Caleb Hailey on cloud monitoring with Sensu Go.

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Learn Sensu Go

In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of Sensu Go, including how to install Sensu Go, using sensuctl and the dashboard, container monitoring, and more.

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[Podcast] Monitoring Multi-Cloud Environments with Sean Porter

CTO Sean Porter discusses where Sensu came from and how it is used now.

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Alert fatigue: avoidance and course correction

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Doximity Case Study

Nagios and Icinga replacement with Sensu for scalable cloud monitoring

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Industrial Light & Magic Case Study

Sensu customer testimonials shine the light on our customers' success, and help inspire new users to enjoy similar experiences.

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Sensu Summit 2019 talks

Sensu Summit 2019 featured talks from Harvard, Target, Gene Kim, PagerDuty, Corey Quinn, and more. We heard about the latest updates in Sensu Go, the challenges of multi-cloud monitoring, and stories from the Sensu Community. Watch the talks below.

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[Webinar] What's new in Sensu Go

Caleb Hailey discusses differences between Sensu 1.x and Sensu Go.

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[Podcast] Open Source Underdogs with Sean Porter

Michael Schwartz and Sean Porter discuss managing two distributions of the Sensu code, and the journey to raising Series A funding.

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Sensu Summit 2018

Watch talks from Box, Industrial Light & Magic, Kelsey Hightower, and more.

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[Podcast] The New Stack Context: Sensu Summit 2018

The New Stack sits down with Google’s Kelsey Hightower and Sensu’s Caleb Hailey to discuss the challenges of microservices monitoring and legacy tools.

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Workflow Automation for Monitoring

Most popular approaches to monitoring are flawed. In this whitepaper, CEO Caleb Hailey will illustrate how to seamlessly implement and scale your monitoring and automate your monitoring workflows.

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[Podcast] Food Fight Show with Sean Porter

Nathan Harvey, Sean Porter, and NCR’s John Kerry discuss Community, Sensu, and Chef Habitat.

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Sensu Summit 2017

Watch talks from GE, GoDaddy, IBM, and more.

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[Podcast] Food Fight Show: #monitoringlove with Sensu

Nathan Harvey, Sean Porter, and Ulf Mansson discuss Sensu and #monitoringlove

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