Dashboard overview

The Sensu backend includes the Sensu dashboard: a unified view of your events, entities, and checks with user-friendly tools to reduce alert fatigue.

Sensu dashboard events view

Accessing the dashboard

After starting the Sensu backend, you can access the dashboard in your browser by visiting http://localhost:3000. You may need to replace localhost with the hostname or IP address where the Sensu backend is running.

Signing in

Sign in to the dashboard with your sensuctl username and password. See the role-based access control reference for default user credentials and instructions for creating new users.


The dashboard displays events, entities, checks, and silences for a single namespace at a time. By default, the dashboard displays the default namespace. To switch namespaces, select the menu icon in the upper-left corner, and choose a namespace from the dropdown.

Screenshot of the Sensu dashboard namespace switcher

Sensu dashboard namespace switcher


Use the preferences menu to change the theme or switch to the dark theme.