High availability monitoring with Sensu
sensu | May 8, 2013
Redundancy. Availability. Scalability. Should sound familiar to you if you work in the web. Every system I build has to fit those 3 main criterias. I would also throw in manageability. If I can’t use Chef with it, I’m probably trying to use the wrong tool for the job.
There’s always been one exception though: my monitoring tool. Nagios. Zabbix. Zenoss. Shinken. Used them all. Each of them have shortcomings when it comes to the four criterias listed above. Different ones for each.
So, that said, a few months back, I was searching for something fresh. Something I could easily manage with Chef. Because I tend to forget things, and I wanted to automate as much as possible our monitoring solution. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing as good as developers to monitor your stuff, but I tend to like to know there’s something wrong before they show up at my desk. Even if it’s only 1-2 minutes ;)