StackStorm 2.8: UI Changes, New Workflow Engine, and More

2.8 Release Blog

July 10th, 2018
by Lindsay Hill

It has been 3 months since our last confession release. That’s why there’s a lot happening in this release. We are very excited to present the first public release of our new workflow engine, Orchestra. The Web UI has a new look & apps, and we’ve added Python 3 action support. We’ve also added metrics collection to help understand exactly what your system is doing. Read on for more!

READ MORE…

How Can You Ensure Millions of Users Never Lose Service


June 25, 2018
by Bettina Baumgart

Many enterprises are delivering services to millions of customers every day, and one of their key challenges is to make sure they are never without service. Working at such a large scale requires organizations to streamline DevOps processes so they can minimize errors, reduce the burden on Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) and get fast visibility into potential issues.

We are happy to welcome Bitovi as a partner. Just recently they helped one of their clients to streamline and solve DevOps automation using Stackstorm.

READ MORE…

Recent Exchange Updates

June 3, 2018
by Lindsay Hill

Here’s a few of the recent updates to StackStorm Exchange. New packs for Check Point, Infoblox, Cisco ACI and vCloud Director, and CircleCI 2.0 migration complete. Here’s the details:

READ MORE…

Announcing StackStorm Vagrant & OVA

May 21, 2018
By Warren Van Winckel and Eugen C.

StackStorm Vagrant Box

We’re glad to announce that StackStorm Vagrant box and Community OVA are available for general use and included as installation method in StackStorm Docs.

READ MORE…

Patch Patch Patch: StackStorm 2.7.2

Hey folks – StackStorm 2.7.2 has been released. We’ve fixed a bug affecting sensors, improved Jinja rendering, fixed a couple of Web UI bugs and improved the LDAP & RBAC handling for Enterprise users. This is a recommended update for all users. Read on for the details.

READ MORE…

Simplified Network Performance Tests with PerfSonar and SLX

May 3, 2018
by Lindsay Hill

PerfSonar is a super handy toolkit for measuring network performance between any two points. Combine this with the Guest VM built into the Extreme SLX series of switches, and you can easily run performance tests between any two points on your network, measuring performance, latency, jitter, MTU, path taken, etc. Combine that with StackStorm, and you can easily run those tests from Slack. No need to even login to a switch.

Demo: Network Performance Tests via Slack

Check out the video here. From Slack, we can trigger different tests between any two switches – performance, one-way latency measurement, or trace the path, showing the path MTU. The results are then shown in Slack:

Read on for more about how to set this up.
READ MORE…

Simple Packet Captures with SLX and CloudShark

April 27, 2018
by Lindsay Hill

Packet Captures are a necessary evil when you need to prove network innocence. But they’re tedious to configure, collect & analyze. What if you could simplify the setup, collection and viewing? That’s what we’ve done here, combining StackStorm, Extreme Insight Architecture, CloudShark, and of course Slack.

Demo: Running Packet Captures from Slack

Check out the video here – we show entering some commands in Slack, which triggers a packet capture on multiple switches. The PCAPs are automatically uploaded to CloudShark, so we can view the packets in our browser:

Read on for more about how to set this up.
READ MORE…

More Packs, More Actions, and a new Forum

April 20, 2018
by Lindsay Hill

We’ve got a few things to cover here – firstly we have a new forum for seeking help and sharing ideas, and we have good bunch of recent updates to StackStorm Exchange packs. There’s new packs for Redis & Kayako, and updates to the Slack, Email, Jira, and Palo Alto packs. Here’s the details:

READ MORE…

Say hello to StackStorm v2.7

April 16, 2018
by Tomaz Muraus

Spring is here and with that we are happy to announce a new StackStorm release: v2.7. This release includes various new features, improvements and bug-fixes. The biggest change you’ll notice is improved Mistral performance. Read on for more details on this, and everything else we’ve done:

READ MORE…

February Update

March 2, 2018
by Lindsay Hill

A short month, so not so many updates to StackStorm Exchange this month. But there’s still a few things going on with Kubernetes, OpenStack, Fortinet, ServiceNow and Microsoft Exchange. Plus some CircleCI news. Here’s the details:

READ MORE…