list OK events


#1

Dear list,

first of all thanks for the wonderful work at creating and supporting sensu. I have a quick question regarding display of events:

  1. is it possible to display OK events (a la Nagios) on a per host basis ?
  2. is it possible to have something like Nagios “hosts OK/hosts down” ?
    As you might have figured out by now, I am using Sensu to replace a Nagios installation and I want to ensure that they are as similar as possible, for the sake of not retraining users. Thanks in advance for any replies.

#2

Hello,

Sensu doesn’t follow the green light dashboard approach, as it focuses on what’s wrong, making it easier for a human to determine what needs attention, at a glance.

The Sensu API does support client check execution history, but this hasn’t been utilized in any of the dashboards as of yet. This API feature still needs to be documented.

I do understand the desire for a similar interface to make the migration approachable, but we need to get away from this interface in particular :wink:

Sean.

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On Monday, 1 July 2013 00:59:31 UTC-7, athanasios...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear list,
first of all thanks for the wonderful work at creating and supporting sensu. I have a quick question regarding display of events:

  1. is it possible to display OK events (a la Nagios) on a per host basis ?
  2. is it possible to have something like Nagios “hosts OK/hosts down” ?
    As you might have figured out by now, I am using Sensu to replace a Nagios installation and I want to ensure that they are as similar as possible, for the sake of not retraining users. Thanks in advance for any replies.

#3

Thanks for the reply.

While I understand your viewpoint (i.e focus on what is wrong), how can I have an assurance-at-a-glance that all my plugins on a specific host are working?

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On Saturday, July 6, 2013 1:34:34 AM UTC+2, portertech wrote:

Hello,

Sensu doesn’t follow the green light dashboard approach, as it focuses on what’s wrong, making it easier for a human to determine what needs attention, at a glance.

The Sensu API does support client check execution history, but this hasn’t been utilized in any of the dashboards as of yet. This API feature still needs to be documented.

I do understand the desire for a similar interface to make the migration approachable, but we need to get away from this interface in particular :wink:

Sean.

On Monday, 1 July 2013 00:59:31 UTC-7, athanasios...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear list,
first of all thanks for the wonderful work at creating and supporting sensu. I have a quick question regarding display of events:

  1. is it possible to display OK events (a la Nagios) on a per host basis ?
  2. is it possible to have something like Nagios “hosts OK/hosts down” ?
    As you might have figured out by now, I am using Sensu to replace a Nagios installation and I want to ensure that they are as similar as possible, for the sake of not retraining users. Thanks in advance for any replies.

#4

It takes a little bit of a mind shift. I’ll admit it was a little weird at first for me and our org.

If a plugin isn’t working, you’ll also get an event. Go ahead and fat finger one of the script names and you’ll see.

As Sean said, if you must, you can use the client check execution history. I’ve documented the client history command of the API here: http://docs.sensuapp.org/0.9/api/clients.html

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On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 10:28 AM, athanasioskostopoulos@gmail.com wrote:

Thanks for the reply.
While I understand your viewpoint (i.e focus on what is wrong), how can I have an assurance-at-a-glance that all my plugins on a specific host are working?

On Saturday, July 6, 2013 1:34:34 AM UTC+2, portertech wrote:

Hello,

Sensu doesn’t follow the green light dashboard approach, as it focuses on what’s wrong, making it easier for a human to determine what needs attention, at a glance.

The Sensu API does support client check execution history, but this hasn’t been utilized in any of the dashboards as of yet. This API feature still needs to be documented.

I do understand the desire for a similar interface to make the migration approachable, but we need to get away from this interface in particular :wink:

Sean.

On Monday, 1 July 2013 00:59:31 UTC-7, athanasios...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear list,
first of all thanks for the wonderful work at creating and supporting sensu. I have a quick question regarding display of events:

  1. is it possible to display OK events (a la Nagios) on a per host basis ?
  2. is it possible to have something like Nagios “hosts OK/hosts down” ?
    As you might have figured out by now, I am using Sensu to replace a Nagios installation and I want to ensure that they are as similar as possible, for the sake of not retraining users. Thanks in advance for any replies.

#5