What is Sensu?
A monitoring framework that aims to be simple, malleable, and scalable. Essentially, Sensu takes the results of “check” scripts run across many systems, and if certain conditions are met; passes their information to one or more “handlers”. Checks are used, for example, to determine if a service like Apache is up or down.
Sensu is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
Sensu is an open source tool with 3K GitHub stars and 387 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Sensu's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Sensu?
47 companies reportedly use Sensu in their tech stacks, including SendGrid, Airbrake Bug Tracker, and SimpleCrypto.
90 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Sensu.
PagerDuty, VictorOps, StackStorm, Neptune.io, and Squadcast are some of the popular tools that integrate with Sensu. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Sensu.
Why developers like Sensu?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Sensu
- Execute service checks
- Send notifications
- Collect metrics
- External input
- Secure connectivity
Sensu Alternatives & Comparisons
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