Sensu Summit 2018

Sensu Summit 2018, our annual user conference in Portland, featured talks from Box, Industrial Light & Magic, Kelsey HIghtower, and more. We heard about mitigating alert fatigue from the community, monitoring in a microservices era, and the latest on Sensu Go from Caleb Hailey. Watch the talks below.

7 Years of Sensu: Then, Now, and Soon with Sean Porter

In this Sensu Summit 2018 talk. CTO Sean Porter shares Sensu’s beliefs as a company and community, how far we’ve come in the past year, the problems we face together, what we’re doing next to solve for them.

Reimagining Sensu with Caleb Hailey

In this closing talk from Sensu Summit 2018, CEO Caleb Hailey discusses the evolution of Sensu’s messaging and how envisioning monitoring as a workflow helps empower our customers.

Fireside Chat with Kelsey Hightower, Sean Porter, and Caleb Hailey

This session from Sensu Summit 2018 features Kubernetes master Kelsey Hightower, Sensu CTO Sean Porter and Sensu CEO Caleb Hailey talk about the current state of monitoring in today’s IT environments.

The Nagios Success Story with Trent Baker

Trent Baker talks about the process his team took while migrating 350K objects off of Nagios using Sensu at

Herding Cats & Catching Fire with David Beaurpere

In this talk from Sensu Summit 2018, David Beaurpere, Principal Software Engineer for the Observability Group at Workday Ltd, discusses how Sensu 1.x evolved from a Nagios replacement to the backbone monitoring data collection and transport at Workday.

Project 3M: Meaningful Monitoring and Messaging

Christopher J. Caillouet shares how Sensu has become a critical component to keeping the modern visual effects studio of Industrial Light & Magic in the business of creating the beautiful movies of our world and realizing the dreams we all enjoy on the big screen.

Where’s My Beer: Building a Better Kegerator with a Raspberry Pi & Sensu

As a home brewer, Sensu Customer Success Engineer Aaron Sachs has often found himself unfortunately surprised when he reaches the end of a keg. In this talk, he covers how he changed that using a Raspberry Pi and Sensu Core.

Grafana Labs Sponsor Session

Brian Gann explains how Grafana and Sensu work together to solve business challenges at Sensu Summit 2018.

Assets in Sensu 2.0

In this talk from Sensu Summit 2018, Greg Poirier, SVP of Engineering, walks you through assets in Sensu 2.0, our ideas about how assets may impact the community plugins, and what we have planned for Sensu Enterprise integrations as assets.

Chris Chandler: Clientless Monitoring with Sensu

Chris Chandler, Principal Engineer at T-Mobile, session from Sensu Summit 2018: We all know and love sensu-client, but there are some times where deploying the client is either sub-optimal (e.g.: a box you don’t control) or impossible (e.g.: appliances, 3rd party services).

Pull, don’t push: Architectures for monitoring & config in a microservices era

Chef’s Julian Dunn & Fletcher Nichol give you a primer about promise theory and the autonomous actor model that underlies the design of products like Sensu and Habitat, why it leads to not only higher overall system reliability but human comprehension for easier operations.

Lee Briggs: Sensu 1.x and Kubernetes

In this Sensu Summit 2018 talk, Lee Briggs, Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Apptio, discusses how to monitor Kubernetes components and applications using the classic sensu components.

Failure as Success: The mindset, the methods, and the landmines

J. Paul Reed of Release Engineering Approaches talks about the mindset of shipping software quickly and easily at Sensu Summit 2018.

Paul Czarkowski: DevOps is dead and servers are dying

In this Sensu Summit 2018 lightning talk, Paul Czarkowski of Pivotal talks about the death of DevOps and servers (plus a brief history of terms and their evolution).

Sharing Sensu with multiple teams using Ansible

In this talk David Schroeder, Software Engineer at Viasat, describes how Ansible is used to configure and deploy Sensu for multiple teams, how much autonomy is granted each one, and where the bottlenecks are.

Puppet Sponsor Session at Sensu Summit 2018

In this talk from Sensu Summit 2018, Garrett Honeycutt showcases the Puppet module: its current state; support for Sensu 2.0; highlight community contributions and how you can contribute. You’ll see the Vagrant setup and how even if you don’t use Puppet, you can easily get Sensu up and running on a bunch of different platforms.

Alert Fatigue: Avoidance and Course Correction

In this talk from Doximity’s Ben Abrams, you’ll learn why alert fatigue is dangerous and how we can solve for it (using Sensu features like check hooks, round robin subscriptions, auto remediation, and more).