Rootconf 2017

On service reliability

Lakshmi Narasimhan


Full stack monitoring using Sensu

Submitted Jan 30, 2017

Sensu is a full stack open source monitoring platform. In this talk, I’ll demonstrate on why you should use Sensu, how you can employ it to monitor your infrastructure at all levels and how to extend Sensu to fit your needs.


  1. What Sensu is
  2. How to install Sensu
  3. Architecture of Sensu
  4. The different kind of entities monitored by Sensu
  5. Sensu API
  6. Sensu’s ecosystem
  7. Extending Sensu using plugins

Speaker bio

Lakshmi is a full stack developer who was a systems programmer before defecting to web development. He likes to code and talk about backend(Postgres, PHP, Python), frontend(CSS, HTML, flavour of the week js framework) and everything in between(devops, Big Data, functional programming). Lakshmi has been working on PHP(mostly Drupal) for the last 6 years with the occasional devops plumbing now and then. He is an architecture astronaut (the good kind) at Axelerant and lives in Chennai with his wife and 2 daughters.



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