Sensu

Solved: Sensu won't start after upgrade to 0.23.2-2

After upgrading to Sensu 0.23.2-2 on RHEL 6.8 the Sensu server would not start. The logs looked like this:

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Sensu config.json cannot be left blank

/opt/sensu/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/2.3.0/gems/sensu-settings-3.4.0/lib/sensu/settings/loader.rb:292:in `deep_merge': undefined method `each' for nil:NilClass (NoMethodError)
from /opt/sensu/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/2.3.0/gems/sensu-settings-3.4.0/lib/sensu/settings/loader.rb:96:in `load_file'
from /opt/sensu/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/2.3.0/gems/sensu-settings-3.4.0/lib/sensu/settings.rb:17:in `load'
from /opt/sensu/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/2.3.0/gems/sensu-settings-3.4.0/lib/sensu/settings.rb:38:in `get'

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Monitoring Drupal with Sensu

I gave a presentation called Monitoring Drupal with Sensu at DrupalCorn 2013.

Annotated slideset is up at the link above.

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Installing sensu-admin on RHEL6

Sensu-Admin is a nice GUI for the Sensu monitoring framework. However, installing it on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ends in pain, since RHEL6 comes with an older version of ruby (1.8).

You might be creative and get most of the required gems installed but ultimately there will be gems that simply require ruby 1.9:

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