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Tuesday, September 23 • 1:30pm - 2:10pm
“Sensu and Sensibility” - The Story of a Journey From #monitoringsucks to #monitoringlove - Tomas Doran, Yelp

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As the Yelp infrastructure and engineering team grew, so did the pain of managing Nagios. Problems like splitting alerting across multiple teams, providing high availability, and managing Nagios systems in multiple environments had become pressing. As we grew toward a service-oriented architecture and pushed some services out into the cloud, we rapidly needed more automated monitoring configuration.

An evolutionary solution wasn’t going to solve all of our problems—we needed to revolutionize our monitoring. Sensu is built from the ground up to solve many of our issues and to be easy to extend.

This talk will cover our puppet ‘monitoring_check’ API (which sets up monitoring for our services within puppet), how and why we deploy Sensu and our custom handlers and escalations, along with how we provide automatic ‘self service’ monitoring for dynamic services and deal with the challenges posed by the more ephemeral nature of cloud architectures.

Speakers
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Tomas Doran

Site Reliability Engineer, Yelp
Tomas works on puppet and infrastructure automation at large scale for Yelp. | | He’s a certified puppet professional+developer and speaks regularly at puppet events and other technical conferences on a number of topics between testing, development, architecture, automation and systems administration. | | Tom came to the dark side of systems & devops after being a professional perl developer for many years. He’s an avid open... Read More →


Tuesday September 23, 2014 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Salon 7-9 Lower B2