Sensu Go Workshop

The Sensu Go Workshop is an instructor-led training series designed to empower developers, SREs, and DevOps teams begin their monitoring as code journeys. Why do I need an Observability Pipeline? What is Monitoring as Code? All these questions and more are answered in the workshop.

Sensu Workshop Benefits

The Sensu Go Workshop is an interactive instructor-led training series hosted by the Developer Advocacy team at Sensu. The complete Sensu Go Workshop curriculum consists of 16 lessons covering a wide range of topics designed to help new and experienced Sensu users.

Workshop trainees will learn how to:

  • Take control of your monitoring and observability data with the Sensu Go observability pipeline
  • Schedule monitoring jobs across elastic multi-cloud infrastrucutre to execute custom scripts, including Nagios-style plugins
  • Collect custom application metrics and integrate observability data with external data platforms for unified business intelligence
  • Send alerts via Slack, Microsoft Teams, Pagerduty, ServiceNow, and more
  • Fine tune observability data processing workflows and eliminate alert fatigue using Sensu Go filters
  • Automate multi-cloud endpoint management – discovering new VMs, public cloud compute instances, containers, and more in real-time
  • Automate remediation (self-healing) with Sensu Go

“Monitoring as code solves a bane for many projects whereby unexpected issues during pre-production testing or deployments go undetected. We lose hours allowing failing tests to continue, then more time troubleshooting the problem, and of course, we miss the opportunity to investigate root cause at the point of failure. With monitoring deployed alongside the application via a single, unified pipeline, we catch any issues early and avoid having to manually babysit the testing and CI/CD process.”

Seng Phung-Lu, AVP Site Reliability Engineering, DevOps Tools Engineering, and Cloud Monitoring at TD Bank

Watch: Monitoring as code, explained.

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Workshop sessions will be hosted periodically in intimate sessions of 20 or fewer trainees. Registration is completely FREE, so sign up today to begin your Sensu journey!

Workshop Curriculum

The Sensu Go Workshop is broken up into a total of 16 lessons. Lessons 1-2 are non-interactive presentations introducing the observability pipeline and monitoring as code. Lessons 3-16 are interactive training modules with a variety of hands-on exercises designed to help Sensu users be successful with monitoring as code and Sensu Go.

Lesson Overview

  1. Introduction to Monitoring as Code
  2. Introduction to the Observability Data Model
  3. Introduction to Sensu Go
  4. Introduction to Handlers & Handler Sets
  5. Introduction to Events
  6. Introduction to Filters
  7. Introduction to Agents & Entities
  8. Introduction to Checks
  9. Introduction to Check Hooks
  10. Introduction to Assets
  1. Introduction to Silencing & Scheduled Maintenance
  2. Introduction to Mutators
  3. Introduction to Proxy Entities & Proxy Checks
  4. Introduction to Namespaces & RBAC
  5. Introduction to Secrets Management
  6. Advanced Topics

Instructors

The Sensu Go Workshop series is presented by the Sensu Developer Advocacy team, including:

Caleb Hailey, CEO

Caleb Hailey is the co-founder and CEO of Sensu, where he helps businesses solve their stickiest monitoring challenges. Before founding Sensu, Caleb was President at Heavy Water Operations as well as Director of Product Development at Novitas Data, where he rebuilt their software development division, shortened development cycles from years to weeks, and cemented deals with several Fortune 500 companies. An Oregon native, Caleb loves contributing to open source projects, wine tasting, and cheering the Portland Timbers to victory.

Jef Spaleta, Developer Advocate

Jef Spaleta is the Principal Developer Advocate at Sensu, where he works with the Sensu Community to create compelling solutions and stories. His work with Sensu as a user and developer enables him to gain valuable insight that helps inform Sensu product messaging and engineering priorities. Residing in Fairbanks, Alaska, Jef’s interests range from technology to coffee, curling, and singing.

About Sensu

The Sensu Observability Pipeline delivers monitoring as code on any cloud — from bare metal to Kubernetes. Companies like Citi, Box, and Uber rely on Sensu to fill gaps in their observability: eliminating data silos, reducing monitoring tool sprawl, and automating diagnosis and self-healing. Founded in 2017, Sensu is built by operators, for operators, with open source at the heart of the Sensu product and company.

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