Sensu Summit 2017

Sensu Summit 2017, our annual user conference in Portland, featured talks from GE, GoDaddy, and IBM, and covered topics like migrating to Sensu from Nagios, scaling Sensu, and globally automated cloud monitoring. Watch the talks below.

Sean Porter – The Future of Sensu at Sensu Summit 2017

The Sensu origin story was born out of an operational view of a world where infrastructure and software delivery were shifting towards automation and public cloud. In this talk Sean will explain how a very similar trend is happening now, and what this means for the future of the Sensu project (and the monitoring industry).

Why Developers & Ops Love Sensu at Sensu Summit 2017

As one of the very early adopters of Sensu, Kyle Anderson and his team atYelp have a unique perspective about Sensu’s strengths at scale – both in terms of infrastructure and people.

A Story of Community Contribution at Sensu Summit 2017

After years of being a Sensu user, Ben Abrams started to contribute back. Since then he’s become one of the maintainers of Sensu Plugins and Extensions. This talk will demystify the role of maintainers and also talk to all Sensu users about when and where they can contribute.

The Sensu Plugins Story at Sensu Summit 2017

DefenseStorm’s Eric Heydrick covers how Sensu Plugins community project has evolved throughout the years, how plugins benefits Sensu users, and how community members can get involved with the project.

Collecting One Million Unique Metrics Per Day at Sensu Summit 2017

SendGrid’s Sean Kilgore shares insights into a challenging situation the SendGrid operations team found themselves in, and how they leveraged Sensu’s metrics collection and routing capability to collect ad-hoc telemetry data from their daemons.

Data Driven Monitoring Deployments

In this talk, IBM’s Paul Czarkowski shares their Sensu architecture, some of the “weird and wacky” custom handlers they’ve written, problems faced, and the Ansible that drives it all.

Scaling Monitoring & Metrics Collection

This talk explores how the versatility of Sensu helped the ICF team overcome challenges that are unique to early growth in a large-scale infrastructure (one that’s heavily invested in automation tooling workflows), and what’s next.

Migrating to Sensu, as told by a Nagios Refugee

This talk tells the story of an easy migration from a Nagios-based monitoring platform, as provides some insights into how ViaSat has facilitated multi-tenancy in Sensu via Ansible.

From Open Source to Venture Capital: The Hard Way at Sensu Summit 2017

This is the story of a journey, a long and challenging journey in which a small, bootstrapped consulting firm has taken Sensu from humble beginnings as an open source software project, to an open core platform for a burgeoning commercial product (Sensu Enterprise).

Scaling Sensu to the Moon & Back at Sensu Summit 2017

GoDaddy has Sensu monitoring over 35,000 clients (!), including physical servers, public and private cloud compute instances, and containers. In this talk Michael and Thomas will share lessons learned and what challenges are yet remaining.

What is Service Discovery

In this talk, T-Mobile’s Chris Chandler covers how he quickly stood up a working proof of concept that used Sensu to register services in Consul via Consul’s REST APIs, update the state of those services, dynamically drive subscriptions, and alert for any hosts that did not have services registered.

Creating Aggregated Sensu Monitors at Sensu Summit 2017

Sometimes the whole is more important than any individual part. This talk will describe how Tubular uses Sensu and the Elastic stack to create aggregated monitors that alert based on a group of Sensu checks.

Golang Wrapper for the Sensu Client Socket at Sensu Summit 2017

One of the most useful features of Sensu is the client socket, which allows you to pipe events into sensu on an ad-hoc basis. This talk will introduce you to sensu-wrapper, a golang tool which makes this process much easier, plus use cases and examples.

Globally Automated Cloud Monitoring at Sensu Summit 2017

Jeff tells the story about how GE has scaled Sensu Enterprise using systems automation and configuration management tools to enable automated monitoring across the PaaS and SaaS products that make up the GE Predix Industrial Cloud platform.