Sensu Reviews

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May 08, 2020
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Sensu's customer support was always willing to work with us but never really seemed to learn much from our experiences. I think they get a lot of customers with DevOps IT teams that are willing to put in a lot of elbow grease to get the most of Sensu's architecture.

However, despite explaining my continued disappointment with their documentation and the overall flow of the product, I never got much more than a "sorry" and a notice that their documentation was open source if I wanted to contribute to it.

The problem, of course, is that you can't document what you don't understand. I'm a former technical writer, so I know that better than most.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Application monitoring (2)
Database monitoring (2)
Threshold alerts (2)
Application performance management console (1)
Virtualization monitoring (2)
Server availability and performance monitoring (2)
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting (1)

What is Sensu?

Sensu is presented by the vendor as a future-proof solution for multi-cloud monitoring at scale. The Sensu monitoring event pipeline is used by businesses to automate their monitoring workflows and gain visibility into their multi-cloud environments. The vendor boasts companies like Sony,, and Activision use Sensu to help deliver value to their customers. Founded in 2017, Sensu offers a comprehensive monitoring solution for enterprises, providing visibility across every system, and every protocol — from Kubernetes to bare metal. The vendor further states their product is built by operators, for operators, and that open source is at the heart of the Sensu product and company, touting an active, thriving community of contributors.

Sensu Features

Application Performance Management Features

Has featureApplication monitoring
Has featureDatabase monitoring
Has featureThreshold alerts
Has featureApplication performance management console
Has featureCollaboration tools
Has featureVirtualization monitoring
Has featureServer availability and performance monitoring
Has featureServer usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Additional Features
Has featureWorkflow automation for monitoring

Sensu Screenshots

Sensu Videos (2)

Watch Cameron Soleimani of Uber uses “Sensu as a service” for multiple teams across Uber to monitor their AWS and VMWare deployments. With Sensu, they know about alerts immediately which helps them fix problems and doesn’t let things build up. They find Sensu very customizable, and love all the plugins and the community that contributes to them.

Watch In this CNCF webinar, Sensu CEO and co-founder Caleb Hailey will review some of the existing and popular patterns for monitoring Kubernetes (like Prometheus), and what gaps remain outstanding, especially when it comes to monitoring the applications running on Kubernetes. He’ll go over best practices for monitoring workloads on K8s, including the sidecar pattern for monitoring.

Sensu Downloadables

Sensu Integrations

InfluxDB, ServiceNow IT Service Management, PagerDuty, Slack, Jira Software, Chef, from Progress, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Grafana, Splunk, Elastic, Puppet Enterprise (formerly Puppet Data Center Automation)

Sensu Competitors

Sensu Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional

Sensu Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
Enterprises (> 500 employees)

Sensu Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Live Chat
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Sensu Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No