Welcome to Learn Sensu: a series of interactive tutorials to help you get started with Sensu, using only your browser.
To the right, you'll see an interactive Ubuntu terminal. To run commands in the terminal, click on commands, like
echo "Hello, world!", or type directly into the terminal.
In this tutorial, you'll learn the basics of Sensu and monitor a web server. Before you arrived, we used Docker to deploy a basic Sensu stack:
- a Sensu backend
- the Nginx web server that we'll be monitoring
- InfluxDB to store metrics
- Grafana for visualization
docker container list for details.
Log in to the web UI
The web UI provides a unified view of your monitoring events with user-friendly tools to reduce alert fatigue.
To open the web UI in a new tab, select the tab above the terminal and log in using Sensu's default admin credentials: username:
admin and password:
For now, you should see a blank slate: no incidents or entities. Select the ☰ icon to explore the events, entities, and checks pages.
Next: Creating a monitoring event