Get started with commercial features

Sensu Go offers commercial features designed for monitoring at scale. All commercial features are available in the official Sensu Go distribution, and you can use them for free up to an entity limit of 100.

If you have more than 100 entities, contact the Sensu sales team for a free trial.

Commercial features in Sensu Go

  • Protect your sensitive information with secrets management. Avoid exposing usernames, passwords, and access keys in your Sensu configuration by integrating with HashiCorp Vault or using Sensu’s built-in environment variable secrets provider.
  • Manage your monitoring resources across multiple data centers, cloud regions, or providers and mirror changes to follower clusters with federation. Federation affords visibility into the health of your infrastructure and services across multiple distinct Sensu instances within a single web UI.
  • Use mutual transport layer security (mTLS) authentication to provide two-way verification of your Sensu agents and backend connections.
  • Manage resources from your browser: Create, edit, and delete checks, handlers, mutators, and filters using the Sensu web UI, and access the Sensu web UI homepage.
  • Control permissions with Sensu role-based access control (RBAC), with the option of using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Active Directory (AD) for authentication.
  • Use powerful filtering capabilities designed for large installations. With label and field selectors, you can filter Sensu API responses, sensuctl outputs, and Sensu web UI views using custom labels and a wider range of resource attributes.
  • Log event data to a file you can use as an input to your favorite data lake solution.
  • Connect your monitoring event pipelines to industry-standard tools like ServiceNow and Jira with enterprise-tier assets.
  • Achieve enterprise-scale event handling for your Sensu instance with a PostgreSQL event store. Access the PostgreSQL event datastore with the same Sensu web UI, API, and sensuctl processes as etcd-stored events.
  • Get enterprise-class support: Rest assured that with Sensu support, help is available if you need it. Our expert in-house team offers best-in-class support to get you up and running smoothly.

Review a complete comparison of OSS and commercial features.

Contact us for a free trial

Sensu’s commercial features are free for your first 100 entities. If your Sensu installation includes more than 100 entities, contact the Sensu sales team for a free trial of commercial features at scale in Sensu Go.

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Get started with commercial features in Sensu Go

If you haven’t already, install the Sensu Go backend, agent, and sensuctl tool and configure sensuctl.

You will need a commercial license if your Sensu installation includes more than 100 entities. To download your commercial license file:

  1. Log in to your Sensu account at
  2. Click Download license.

NOTE: In some cases, you may need to click Generate license before you can download your license.

Screenshot of Sensu account license download

With the license file downloaded, you can use sensuctl to activate your commercial license:

sensuctl create --file sensu_license.json

Use sensuctl to view your license details at any time:

sensuctl license info

These resources will help you get started with commercial features in Sensu Go: