first of all thanks for the great work you are doing with Sensu. It’s awesome because it’s damn simple and still powerful.
Where I work we have just decided to reengineer the whole monitoring infrastructure and I have been looking around for some simple and effective solution that does not date back to '90, i.e. Nagios and similar.
I am experimenting a bit with a number of VMs and I came up with some questions I did not manage to answer myself nor the documentation does. Maybe somebody here can help out with them:
- Is it possibile to have associate custom properties to hosts or checks? That would be nice in order to filter out records bases on properties.
- It is not clear what silence check/host does. Ok, it creates a stash for later use from handlers, but I would have expected the event to be somehow grayed out or put out of sight. What I want to achieve is saying “OK, I know this check/host is critical but do not bother me anymore, I will tell you later when”
- Is there a way to group the hosts somehow? For instance I would like to have dashboard or a screen with just the production environment hosts/checks. The ops team wants to know if a business service is OK in production somehow. Maybe the sensu way to do it is to filter on queues?
Hope we are gonna use it so I can have my change to actively contribute, I am really looking forward to it.