Now it’s Puppet time!
Starting in July of 2017 a major effort has been underway to modernize the Puppet module to install/deploy StackStorm. In August of 2017
v1.0.0-beta was released with completely re-worked internals to support the new StackStorm
deb/rpm package installation method and fix a large number of bugs. Since the beta we’ve continued development of new features like supporting all 4 StackStorm OSes, Puppet 4 and 5 compatibility, ChatOps installation and configuration, modernized pack management, full integration testing in Docker containers along with a slew of Puppet best practices improvements.
Today we’re proud to announce the Release Candidate version
v1.0.0-rc of the
stackstorm-st2 Puppet module which is available on Forge.
Our plan is to release
v1.0.0 stable in the coming weeks, but in order to do this we need your help. We ask everyone who is interested in Puppet-based deployment to give the module a try and provide your feedback!
Keep reading to find out more details about what’s changed and where the project is heading.
Here’s an early Christmas present for everyone: StackStorm 2.5.1 is out. Small enhancements and bugfixes, and some enhancements to Workflow Designer. Time to sneak it in before the change freeze? Or something to do on your dev system over the quiet period? Read on for details.
Run StackStorm Exchange actions as AWS Lambda functions. Serverless and Stormless. 100% Open Source.
December 14, 2017
by Dmitri Zimine
StackStorm Exchange is an open source catalog of reusable actions. Integrations with everything ranging from common-man DevOps tools, suit and tie services like ServiceNow and Remedy to cool kids like Slack or Twilio, to more exotic systems like HUE Lights and Tesla cars. At the time of writing, there are 6500+ actions spread across 130 integration packs. It is Open Source, with a great community of maintainers. Something that makes StackStorm a great wiring tool to build automations integrating a wide breadth of domains.
But if you’ve taken a red pill and gone wholesale on AWS running serverless, deploying StackStorm may be not an option. Yet the catalog of reusable functions to integrate with commonly used services is an appealing idea. C’mon there should be 1000 Slack lambdas and 10,000 Twilio lambdas out there already, it doesn’t feel creative to write 10,001? Jealous to Azure with their great library of reusable connectors? Why can’t YOU grab something ready-to-use?
Now you can! Run StackStorm Exchange actions as lambda functions. Without StackStorm. Serverless and Stormless.
Consider a detailed tutorial “Building a community sign-up app with Serverless, StepFunctions, and StackStorm Exchange” to really get your hands dirty and try this out for real.
by StackStorm Team
As you may know, StackStorm recently has found a new place at Extreme Networks. With that, we’re happy to remind you that we’re hiring Engineers to help making StackStorm even better.
December 1, 2017
by Lindsay Hill
Second to last month of the year, and updates to the StackStorm Exchange keep coming. New Terraform pack, major updates to Consul pack, and a bunch more updates. Read on for the details.
By Dana Christensen
The 3-day DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES17) hosted by IT Revolution and Gene Kim is sold out and in full swing in San Francisco!
November 07, 2017
by Tomaz Muraus
Real-time action output streaming allows users to see any output produced by an action in real-time.
This makes troubleshooting and debugging actions much easier and faster. It is especially handy in environments where StackStorm is used as a CI / CD tool and for long running actions (do you have a long running action which builds and installs a software package and you want to see the progress in real-time? Now that and a lot more is possible).
Prior to this release, it was only possible to see the output once the action has finished (well, there were some workarounds which involved using “tail” command, but those workarounds had many limitations and issues).
November 2, 2017
by Dmitri Zimine
As of this week StackStorm is officially a part of Extreme Networks. We’ve changed hands 3 times in 18 months. We’ve survived 365 days of uncertainty. It’s over now. The future is certain and bright, more good stuff is coming soon. Seriously, it’s all good.
November 1, 2017
by Lindsay Hill
More packs, more updates, more goodness. Here’s October’s roundup of new & changed packs. Zabbix, Keycloak, Foreman, Solarwinds and more. Plus a couple of proposals for pack changes to Kubernetes and AWS, and a warning about upcoming Python action changes.
October 31, 2017
by Matt Oswalt
StackStorm 2.5 introduces one of our most highly requested features: “Inquiries”. Inquiries are a way of “asking a question” in the middle of a workflow (Mistral or ActionChain), to get additional data before moving on.
For instance, while you can store service credentials in the StackStorm datastore and retrieve them using a Jinja snippet, some services require two-factor authentication. It’s necessary, therefore, to be able to pause the workflow at a certain point, and allow a human to “inject” this data into the workflow midstream. There are a number of other use cases for this functionality, including the simple “I’m about to do something stupid dangerous, should I proceed?”.
Before we get into Inquiries and how they work, an important note: we’ve been working hard on making sure the new feature is useful for a variety of use cases, and as robust as possible. However, it is a complex and fairly low-level feature that has a lot of moving parts, and before recommending it for production use, we’d like to spend a release cycle gathering feedback on the API and the user experience. So, for 2.5, we would love for you to use this feature in your test/dev deployments of StackStorm and let us know what you think. Don’t worry, this is not going to stay “alpha” forever! We expect that it will be “production ready” in StackStorm 2.6, due to ship later this year.