Sensu Features

Sensu

Multi-cloud monitoring solution

4.7/5 (10 reviews)

Sensu Feature Summary

  • 250+ Integrations
  • Automated Discovery
  • Availability Testing
  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Basic Alerts & Incident Management
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Container Monitoring
  • Developer APIs
  • Event-Based Notifications
  • FTP Monitoring
  • Graphing Dashboards (Grafana Integration)
  • Hybrid Cloud Monitoring
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • LDAP, Active Directory & OAuth Integrations
  • Multitenancy & RBAC
  • Nagios Plugin Compatibility
  • Network Diagnosis
  • Network Resource Management
  • Real-Time Incident & Inventory Dashboard
  • SLA Monitoring
  • Server Monitoring
  • Service Checks & Metrics
  • Uptime Reporting
  • User Audit Logging
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring

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API
Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Capacity Management
Compliance Management
Diagnostic Tools
Email Notifications
Event Logs
Incident Management
Maintenance Scheduling
Monitoring
Multiple Data Sources
Performance Metrics
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Server Monitoring
Third Party Integration
Uptime Monitoring
Usage Tracking
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Sensu Feature Reviews

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

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.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jared Ledvina

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

Sensu Core and Sensu Go both provide dashboards. In my experience, the larger the Sensu installation, the harder the provided dashboards become to use.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Soham Chakraborty

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

Value for money
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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Christian Michel

Awesome monitoring framework with unlimited integration possibilities

2019-03-27

Sensu Go has its strength in dynamic environments and when it is interconnected with other tools of the IT environment used by administrators and managers.

Pros

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

Cons

Coming from classic montioring tools it takes some time to understand how Sensu Go works, but it's definitely worth it.

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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 Mendoza

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben Abrams

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.

Rating breakdown

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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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Justin Smith

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 Soleimani

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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