View and manage resources in the web UI

You can view and manage Sensu resources in the web UI, including events, entities, silences, checks, handlers, event filters, and mutators.

Use the namespace switcher

Beyond the homepage, the web UI displays events, entities, and resources for a single namespace at a time. By default, the web UI displays the default namespace.

To switch namespaces, select the menu icon in the upper-left corner or press the Ctrl+K keyboard shortcut and choose a namespace from the dropdown.

COMMERCIAL FEATURE: In the packaged Sensu Go distribution, the namespace switcher will list only the namespaces to which the current user has access. For more information, read Get started with commercial features.

Sensu web UI namespace switcher

When you switch to a namespace, the left navigation menu loads so you can select specific pages for events, entities, services, silences, and configuration, which includes checks, handlers, event filters, and mutators:

Sensu web UI left navigation menu

Click the triple-bar icon at the top of the left-navigation menu to expand the menu and display page labels:

Sensu web UI with expanded left navigation menu

Manage events

The Events page opens by default when you navigate to a namespace, with an automatic filter to show only events with a non-passing status (i.e. event.check.state != passing):

Sensu web UI default Events page

The top row of the events list includes several other options for filtering and sorting events:

Filter and sort events

Click the check boxes to select one or more events and resolve, silence, or delete them directly from the Events page:

Select one or more events on the Events page

Click an event name to view details like status, output, number of occurrences, labels and annotations, related check configuration (if the event was produced by a service check), and associated entity, as well as a timeline that displays the event’s last 20 statuses at a glance:

View details for a single event

Manage entities

The Entities page provides real-time inventory information for the namespace’s endpoints under Sensu management. The top row of the entities list includes options for filtering and sorting entities on the page:

Filter and sort entities

Click the check boxes to select one or more entities and silence or delete them directly from the Entities page:

Select one or more entities on the Entities page

Click an entity name to view details about associated events, system properties, and labels and annotations:

View details for a single entity

Manage services

The Services page includes a module to help you build and configure service entities with service components and rule templates for business service monitoring (BSM). Read Build business service monitoring for details about the web UI BSM module.

Manage silences

Create silences by check or subscription name and clear silences in the web UI Silences page. The Silences page lists all active silences for the namespace. The top row of the silences list includes options for filtering and sorting silences on the page:

Filter and sort silences

Click + NEW to open a modal window and create silences for individual events, by check or subscription name, or by entity:

Create a new silence in the modal window

You can also silence individual checks and entities from their detail pages in the web UI.

After you create a silence, it will be listed in the web UI Silences page until you clear the silence or the silence expires.

Manage configuration resources

COMMERCIAL FEATURE: Access check, handler, event filter, and mutator management in the packaged Sensu Go distribution. For more information, read Get started with commercial features.

Under the Configuration menu option, you can access check, handler, event filter, and mutator resources. Each resource page lists the namespace’s resources. The top row of each page includes options for filtering and sorting the listed resources.

Configuration resource pages in the web UI

Click a resource name to see detailed information and edit or delete it.

On the Checks page, click the check boxes to select one or more checks to execute, silence, unpublish, or delete them. You can also execute individual checks on demand from their check detail pages to test your observability pipeline:

Execute a check on demand in the web UI