Sensu Go 5.2 Released
February 12, 2019
Share this

Sensu released Sensu Go 5.2, a scalable, powerful and user-centric monitoring event pipeline, designed to improve visibility and streamline workflows for enterprises.

Sensu empowers businesses to gain deep visibility into their infrastructure, from Kubernetes to bare metal, providing a single source of truth among application and infrastructure monitoring tools.

With a distributed architecture, updated dashboard, a newly designed API, direct support for automated and live deployment of monitoring plugins to traditional and cloud-native environments, and designed with Kubernetes in mind, Sensu Go brings an elevated level of flexibility and integration for enterprises. Sensu Go supports integration of industry standard formats, including Prometheus, StatsD and Nagios, as well as integration with enterprise products such as Splunk, Elastic, ServiceNow, Slack, InfluxDB and more.

“Sensu Go empowers businesses to automate their monitoring workflows, offering a comprehensive monitoring solution for their entire infrastructure,” said Caleb Hailey, CEO of Sensu. “This latest release features human-centered design, with an emphasis on ease of use and quick time to value.”

Sensu Go is built to scale, offering more flexibility when integrating Sensu into existing infrastructure. Notable new enterprise and open source features include:

- Updated Sensu dashboard - As a one-stop-shop interface, the new Sensu dashboard brings plug-and-play functionality for Sensu by adding the ability to include additional modules for extra visibility and data cohesion.

- New, versioned API - Redesigned to be future-forward and establish a stable API contract, the new API is powerful enough to configure the entire Sensu Go instance and built to enable users who want to extend Sensu capabilities.

- Server and agent assets - Sensu Go now provides direct support for downloading and installing server plugins and agent plugins with no additional tooling; i.e., no dependency on configuration management or custom Docker images.

- Namespaces and RBAC - Sensu Go introduces the ability to configure unique namespaces and their resources in a shared environment, with built-in role-based access controls (RBAC) for granular management of who gets access to what.

- Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) (enterprise only) - A security requirement for most enterprises, LDAP offers organizations a security-team-approved way to interact with Sensu.

- ServiceNow integration (enterprise only) - ServiceNow is widely used by enterprises and heavily used by operators. The ServiceNow handler is a Sensu event handler that creates or updates ServiceNow configuration items, incidents and events.

- Jira integration (enterprise only) - Jira is Atlassian’s issue and project tracking software and another enterprise solution request by the Sensu community. The Jira handler, also a Sensu event handler, creates and updates Jira issues.

- Commercial support for Sensu Go - Sensu offers varying degrees of support depending on business size and needs.

Share this

The Latest

August 13, 2020

Retail companies typically start planning and testing in August and freeze code in September, but — according to a new survey commissioned by Catchpoint — due to COVID-19, most respondents (58%) are starting their planning and testing earlier than before ...

August 12, 2020

The outsourcing of IT infrastructure to a dedicated provider can make it difficult for organizations to understand where and how their operations are running and can become a breeding ground for misunderstanding and myths. To help clear up some of these myths, I've put together a guide to support organizations in the decision-making process and help them understand whether moving to the cloud is the right option for their business ...

August 11, 2020

Rapid adoption of cloud services, widespread use of SaaS applications, and reliance on the Internet has created business continuity risks for enterprises, according to the 2020 Internet Performance Report: COVID-19 Impact Edition from ThousandEyes ...

August 10, 2020

In Episode 2, Jonah Kowall, CTO of Logz.io and former Gartner Research VP, joins the AI+ITOPS Podcast to discuss some of the hottest topics in ITOps today, including AIOps, Open Telemetry, Observability, and the challenges of Big Data in AI ...

August 07, 2020

Dennis Drogseth, VP at EMA, on the AI+ITOPS Podcast: "Digital transformation ... and the need for IT to enable digital business outcomes, is greater than ever, and all the tools including AIOps and automation ... are critical in making the difference ..."

August 06, 2020

Most organizations (75% of those surveyed) find the need to upgrade outdated infrastructure and invest in new technologies, according to the State of IT Infrastructure 2020 report from Wipro Limited ...

August 05, 2020

Application or network downtime is expensive, and given the growing numbers and types of high-availability and mission-critical applications, systems and networks — and our increasing reliance on them — ensuring consistent access to mission-critical applications is essential for ensuring customer loyalty and keeping employees productive. Businesses must recognize that applications availability depends on the network and implement a strategy to ensure network-aware application performance monitoring ...

August 04, 2020

Business leaders around the world are comfortable and optimistic about the broad scale shift toward remote work, according to the Riverbed Future of Work Global Survey 2020 that included 700 business decision makers, however findings also indicate the vast majority of organizations were not well prepared when the COVID-19 pandemic began ...

August 03, 2020

APMdigest and The Field CTO joined forces to launch the AI+ITOPS Podcast. The mission of the podcast is to discuss the struggles faced by ITOps — such as digital transformation and the need to keep IT services "always on" — and explore how AI/ML, AIOps, APM and other ITOps and DevOps technologies can help. Episode 1 features guest Dennis Drogseth, VP at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) ...

July 30, 2020

One of the most frustrating experiences for website visitors is a slow, unresponsive website. Worst-case scenario, a web bounce causes prospects to permanently bounce from your company. In an effort to help companies improve web performance, Google launched the Web Vitals initiative in May and announced three new search engine ranking factors ...