Past Meetup

Bethany Erskine - Sensu

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Are you unhappy with the state of monitoring in your organization? Are
you successfully automating “all the things” except your monitoring
checks? Are you tired of looking at monitoring dashboards that hark
from another era? Do you long to access your monitoring system via a

Paperless Post recently solved these problems by replacing Nagios with
Sensu, a new and awesome free monitoring and metrics router that is
designed with configuration management and cloud deployments in mind.

In my presentation we’ll take an in-depth look into why we chose Sensu
and how we monitor our services and collect system metrics to send to
Graphite. Subtopics will include how we planned for and executed the
migration, mistakes we made along the way, how we knew when to scale
and how we did it. I’ll also cover how we’re making our Sensu setup
redundant and highly available, how we’re monitoring and collecting
metrics about Sensu, and how we’ve integrated our internal tools with


We have some fun hands-on activities planned for the session, so
please take some time out ahead of time to prepare by visiting and following the README
instructions to set up your Sensu client and server sandboxes. The
tutorial materials have been tested on Windows, Linux and OS X. If you
run into any problems, please open up a ticket here with as many
details as possible. If you are not planning on bringing a computer to
the session, no worries, all sandbox materials will remain available
on my GitHub account after the conference.