Over a million developers have joined DZone.

Sensu: A Monitoring Framework Built for the Cloud

· DevOps Zone

Discover how to optimize your DevOps workflows with our cloud-based automated testing infrastructure, brought to you in partnership with Sauce Labs

The company Sonian used tools like Nagios, Collectd, Graphite, and Ganglia for monitoring and metrics.  Today they use a tool that they created called Sensu.  This tool was able to keep up much better with the constantly growing number of Amazon instances that Sonian was deploying.  Here was there old monitoring architecture on Nagios and then on Sensu:
Problems with Nagios configuration

Our problems with Nagios

  • Configuration is unpleasant & restrictive
  • Cannot discover new servers on its own
  • Easily overwhelmed with a high number of clients & checks
  • Difficult to extend & hack

A Brief Introduction To Sensu.

Enter Sensu, a monitoring framework that aims to be simple, malleable, and scalable.

Sensu architecture diagram
-- Sonian Blog


Sensu integrates technologies such as Chef, Puppet, RabbitMQ, Redis, and others.  You can check out the Sonian blog for the full picture of this monitoring system and then go get the code on GitHub.

Source

Download “The DevOps Journey - From Waterfall to Continuous Delivery” to learn learn about the importance of integrating automated testing into the DevOps workflow, brought to you in partnership with Sauce Labs.

Topics:

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

The best of DZone straight to your inbox.

SEE AN EXAMPLE
Please provide a valid email address.

Thanks for subscribing!

Awesome! Check your inbox to verify your email so you can start receiving the latest in tech news and resources.
Subscribe

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}