Sensu Go Release Notes


Sensu Go adheres to Semantic Versioning using MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH release numbers, starting at 5.0.0. MAJOR version changes indicate incompatible API changes; MINOR versions add backwards-compatible functionality; PATCH versions include backwards-compatible bug fixes.


To upgrade to the latest version of Sensu Go from version 5.0.0 or later, first install the latest packages.

Then restart the services.

# Restart the Sensu agent
sudo service sensu-agent restart

# Restart the Sensu backend
sudo service sensu-backend restart

For systems using systemd, you should run sudo systemctl daemon-reload before restarting the services.

You can use the version command to determine the installed version using the sensu-agent, sensu-backend, and sensuctl tools. For example: sensu-backend version.

5.0.1 Release Notes

December 12, 2018 — We’re excited to announce the latest version of Sensu Go!


  • FIXED: Resolved an issue where external etcd could not be used in backend configuration.

  • FIXED: Issues around command execution in the agent are now fixed.

    • Environment variables are now correctly included when executing checks.
    • Command arguments are no longer escaped on Windows.
    • Added backend environment to handler and mutator execution requests.

5.0.0 Release Notes

December 5, 2018 — It’s here! This marks the inaugural stable release of Sensu Go.

We’ve got a lot of awesome functionality and new features to share. Here are a few highlights:

  • Updated Sensu UI built in with the backend
  • sensuctl, our new command-line tool for managing all things Sensu
  • A slick new versioned API
  • True multi-tenancy with the switch to namespaces and RBAC, modeled after Kubernetes
  • Enhanced event filtering with JavaScript for managing event flows
  • Object metadata, which replaces custom attributes and offers a richer way to interact with your data
  • Built-in support for StatsD metric collection
  • Embedded transport and etcd datastore to replace RabbitMQ and Redis

All this and more is included in our general availability release changelog and announcement. The team has been working incredibly hard for two years, and we couldn’t be more excited to get this awesome, next-gen product into your hands!

Happy monitoring,

The Sensu Team