Official StackStorm Docker Image is Here!

Apr 21, 2017
by Warren Van Winckel

StackStorm containers on Docker

At long last, the official StackStorm Docker image is available on Docker Hub! Now you can skip the installation hurdles and jump right into evaluating StackStorm, or building automations faster than ever.

Hello! I’m Warren, one of the newest members of the StackStorm team, and maintainer of the new StackStorm/st2-docker Github repo.

You’ve been asking for StackStorm as a Docker image for a long time. We’ve asked you to use our images, which have served us well internally for our package and build infrastructure. But you deserve something better. Something built especially for you, the user. Here it comes!

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Ensuring Network Configuration Consistency with StackStorm + NAPALM

Apr 11, 2017
by Matt Oswalt

If you’ve been paying attention to the news around new StackStorm integrations, you may have noticed the NAPALM pack was created a few weeks ago. For those unfamiliar with NAPALM, it’s a Python library that provides a multi-vendor abstraction layer for interacting with network devices like routers and switches (for those not working in the network industry, you can think of NAPALM as “libcloud” for your network).  This is really useful for doing network automation, because it means you only need to write a script (or a StackStorm action) once, targeting this library, and it’s immediately usable against the 10+ network vendors supported by NAPALM (a list that is growing all the time).

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Bugs, fixes, security updates: It’s ST2 2.2.1

April 5, 2017
by Lindsay Hill

StackStorm 2.2.1 has been released, incorporating the usual array of improvements, bug fixes, and this time a BWC-specific security update. Read on for details.
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StackStorm at SREcon 2017

March 23, 2017
by Matt Oswalt

StackStorm was proud to once again exhibit at SREcon this year in San Francisco. If you haven’t attended SREcon before, there’s really no better place to get in touch with so many SRE professionals that are pushing the envelope and redefining what it means to run a modern operations team.

This year, we brought a quite nifty, flashy demonstration that one of our core developers Matt Stone put together, involving Raspberry Pis, LEDs, and – of course – StackStorm! (He’s @BigMStone on twitter – tweet at him and tell him to write his own blog post on his creation – it’s really cool!)

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Introducing pack maintainers

March 15, 2017
by Edward Medvedev

The majority of StackStorm packs are created and submitted by our community. While we do code reviews and give advice, it is our users that helped us reach over 100 integrations.

But a lot of people do not just stop there. Even after submitting packs, they are continuously putting effort into keeping the codebase up to date, reviewing contributions, and helping others. This effort does not go unnoticed—and in the recent post about StackStorm Exchange we have announced that we will be granting pack maintainers full collaboration rights in the Exchange repositories. We are happy to introduce the first maintainers, together covering around 20 packs.

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Notes from Scale15x

Mar 03, 2017
by Dmitri Zimine

Hey, it’s Dmitri here, back from Scale15x with a short report of what I enjoyed the most.

My talk 🙂 It was a bit symbolic for me. I spoke at Scale13x, comparing and contrasting Enterprise Suites and OpenSource, and stated the free pillars of “Designed for DevOps”:

  • OpenSource
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Social coding and collaboration

In my talk this time, I reported back on how we put these three principles in practice with StackStorm, redefining Runbook automation for the time of clouds and Devops. The core of the talk was a live demo of StackStorm, auto-remediation, and ChatOps. Thank you who came for my talk on this late Sunday afternoon and gave me warm welcome and great questions. For the rest, here are the the slides and the video recording.

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StackStorm 2.2 is up!

Feb 27, 2017
by Lindsay Hill

Here’s a nice way to start your week: StackStorm 2.2 has been released! Mistral updates, Jinja in Mistral workflows, Jinja in complex objects, new st2 login and st2 whoami commands, security improvements and more! Our release master put in some hard work over the last few days to get this out the door. Read on for more details.

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Installing StackStorm on Offline Systems

Feb 10, 2017
by Siddharth Krishna

Want to install StackStorm on a machine that doesn’t have access to the internet? If you’ve got another box on your local network that connects to the public network, you can do this by making it a local package repository server. In this post, we’ll walk you through steps for setting up an apt-mirror server with the required packages and configuring the offline client machine to quickly get a full StackStorm installation up and running!

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Meetup: How to automate 94% incident responses: Facebook, Neptune.io, autoremediation

Feb 06, 2017

by Dmitri Zimine, @dzimine

Last Thursday, we had another great meetup session on Auto Remediation and Event Driven Automation. This time it was in San Francisco at Make School, thanks to our new sponsors Neptune.io. The drive from South Bay was totally worth it!

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Introducing Ansible playbooks to deploy StackStorm

Feb 2, 2017 by Eugen C. (@armab)
Ansible playbooks to deploy StackStorm

Did you know we have Ansible playbooks to deploy StackStorm?
It’s something we’ve been working on quietly for a while:

github.com/StackStorm/ansible-st2

Well, now you know!

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