Sensu Features

Sensu

Multi-cloud monitoring solution

4.75/5 (12 reviews)

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Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Anomaly Detection
Application-Level Analysis
Asset Tracking
Availability Testing
Bandwidth Monitoring
CPU Monitoring
Capacity Analytics
Capacity Management
Compliance Management
Dashboard
Data Aggregation
Data Collection
Demand Monitoring
Dependency Tracking
Diagnostic Tools
Email Monitoring
Event Logs
FTP Monitoring
Full Transaction Diagnostics
Historical Trend Analysis
IT Monitoring
Incident Management
Internet Usage Monitoring
Issue Auditing
Mail Server Monitoring
Maintenance Scheduling
Monitoring
Multi-Cloud Management
Multiple Data Sources
Network Analysis
Network Resource Management
Performance Analysis
Performance Management
Performance Metrics
Performance Monitoring
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Root Cause Analysis
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Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
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Uptime Reporting
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API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Anomaly Detection
Application-Level Analysis
Asset Tracking
Availability Testing
Bandwidth Monitoring
CPU Monitoring
Capacity Analytics
Capacity Management
Compliance Management
Dashboard
Data Aggregation
Data Collection
Demand Monitoring
Dependency Tracking
Diagnostic Tools
Email Monitoring
Event Logs
FTP Monitoring
Full Transaction Diagnostics
Historical Trend Analysis
IT Monitoring
Incident Management
Internet Usage Monitoring
Issue Auditing
Mail Server Monitoring
Maintenance Scheduling
Monitoring
Multi-Cloud Management
Multiple Data Sources
Network Analysis
Network Resource Management
Performance Analysis
Performance Management
Performance Metrics
Performance Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Resource Management
Resource Optimization
Root Cause Analysis
Server Monitoring
Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
Third Party Integrations
Troubleshooting
Uptime Reporting
Virtual Machine Monitoring
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Sensu Feature Reviews

11 reviewers had the following to say about Sensu 's features:

Jared L.

A powerful monitoring event pipeline

2019-06-03

Pros

Sensu provides native primitives that allow users to significantly reduce alert fatigue via filters, dependencies, aggregations, and scheduled silences.

Cons

However, Sensu Go now has native RBAC controls and appears to be significantly improving the dashboard with each release.

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Sensu is just an Awesome monitoring platform

2019-09-26

This has made monitoring all our cloud instances so easy .......

Pros

This was 100% designed to monitor cloud infrastructure and is so versatile

Cons

I think it is time to add an admin interface​ of some sort.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Christian M.

Awesome monitoring framework with unlimited integration possibilities

2019-03-27

Sensu Go is a powerful framework to build an event pipeline tailored to the needs of their users. Events can be gathered via various different ways and processed highly accurate via handlers.

Pros

Handlers represent the integration to 3rd party tools, which could be everything you can think of.

Cons

At the moment Sensu Go brings some in-built filters (and simple filter examples in the docs) and some maintained handlers.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Soham C.

Sensu review

2019-04-03

As an administrator, I like the product. I haven't tested sensu go, hopefully it will be better than the current version.

Pros

As a monitoring solution it pretty much serves perfectly.

Cons

Another feedback that I obtained is that some folks wanted to set up monitoring/alerting from a graphical interface.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 201-500 employees)

keep tabs on your system health and performance

2019-04-19

useful monitoring tool with enough flexibility and ease of use to be worthwhile.

Pros

easy to configure and maintain service monitoring via json files.

Cons

some seemingly simple functions like service dependencies can be tricky to implement properly. Can't set a different retry interval once a problem is detected, like you can in nagios. documentation is just ok. Initial setup can be challenging to troubleshoot.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sayanta B.

A nice product

2021-03-07

The overall experience with this software is really good and I recommend everyone to use it.

Pros

The most important thing I like about this software is the Sensu's end to end observability pipeline with which we can collect, filter and transform monitoring events.

Cons

This is really a good pipelining tool.

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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben A.

Best monitoring Framework, not the best monitoring product

2019-03-15

If you ever want to get involved with `core`, `sensu-plugins`, or the various CM (config management) projects reach out to me on the community https://slack.sensu.io

Pros

While many monitoring solutions try to be an out of box solution that is easy to get going and perform a prescriptive path Sensu took a step back and said instead of building a product we should build a framework.

Cons

Losing a lot of flexibility with filters in the transition from `sensu-ruby` to `sensu-go` but for most use cases you probably won't notice.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Oscar M.

Great features but lacks maintainers

2019-02-28

Sensu is amazing and i'm going to continue to use it. The community features such as the plugins and slack channels are awesome. I hope they keep listening to the community and once Sensu Go is more stable I will be moving there as well.

Pros

So many important features and integrations. Awesome community plugins.

Cons

Most people do not manually instal sensu, they use config management, yet the documentations on how to get up and running using ansible or chef is very weak.

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Debodirno C.

Sensu - the best open source monitoring tool

2020-09-24

Pros

. - No budget required. ;) - Easy to understand. - Solves most of your problems. - Have loads of plugins available.

Cons

- Cannot use a graph of the metrics throughout the day, or over a week in the dashboard. - The updates are not backward compatible.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Sensu


Thanks for the great review, Debodirno! We're happy to hear you enjoy using Sensu. If you're referring to the responsive agents or the entity classes tiles on the dashboard, those displays are meant to be the current snapshot of the health of your environment. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, feel free to post your questions on Discourse [https://discourse.sensu.io/]

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Justin S.

Big improvement over Nagios, but still room for growth

2019-07-09

Sensu's backend and deployment is considerably easier than Nagios, but the GUI and documentation still need a lot of work.

Pros

Sensu Go, the new version, is easy to deploy, and it's considerably easier to manage and scale as compared to Nagios, which we had been using.

Cons

The GUI interface still needs a lot of work; it's quite spartan compared to Nagios XI.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Cameron S.

I Enjoy Using Sensu

2019-10-31

Pros

It lets us get very granular so we can set different thresholds for different servers, and send different alerts from the same server to different teams.

Cons

Out of the box, it doesn't really do much aside from send keepalives. It would be nice if it came predefined with CPU/Memory/Disk checks

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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