October 23, 2018
by Lindsay Hill
Late October already – where did the year go? Well at least part of it was spent making StackStorm better, and adding new packs and actions to the StackStorm Exchange. Read on for more details about StackStorm 2.9.1, and pack updates to ManageIQ, Jira, ServiceNow, InfluxDB, vSphere, and more:
A couple weeks ago, we released the Helm chart and docker images so you could install StackStorm Enterprise HA cluster in Kubernetes.
Today, we’re glad to announce that the Community free and open source edition of StackStorm HA is now available, too! With this update we are excited to bring Kubernetes powers to the broader community and strive for greater adoption in production with better safety for all important operations you delegate to StackStorm automation engine.
More groups are progressing from just talking about Event-Driven Automation to actually doing it in practice. StackStorm helps make this easy. When organizations start offloading business-critical tasks and automating for real it becomes essential to ensure that the Automation engine itself is not a single point of failure when it is responsible for recovering a fleet of servers, managing datacenters, and automating remediations.
StackStorm was designed to be cloud-native, API-driven, easily deployed, microservice-oriented, resilient and can be scaled out horizontally to fulfill High Availability and/or High Load demands.
Previously we only documented best practices describing how to distribute StackStorm in HA mode (docs.stackstorm.com/reference/ha.html), giving a high level overview regarding StackStorm design and how to ensure its redundancy. Based on those recommendations, some companies were spending weeks to months to codify a complex st2 HA infrastructure and iterate over their deployments until finding that “silver bullet” stability/production state.
Sep 25, 2018
By Lindsay Hill
New Streaming & Inquiries Apps in the Web UI, Orquesta second beta, Helm Chart for running StackStorm in HA mode on Kubernetes, new Windows runners, and plenty of fixes and improvements: StackStorm 2.9 is ready to go! Here’s all the details:
August 17, 2018
by Lindsay Hill
Time for another roundup of recent StackStorm Exchange pack updates. It’s easy to miss the new packs and updates to old ones. This month it’s Bolt, Backups, Slack, Jenkins and more. Read on for details.
Ready to automatically provision and maintain StackStorm nodes in production? Then the
stackstorm-st2 Puppet module is for you! We’re proud to announce the
v1.0.0 stable release of github.com/StackStorm/puppet-st2, the StackStorm Puppet module.
Puppet is an excellent tool that allows the user to declare the desired state of their system in code. Once defined, hand over the reins to Puppet and watch as it transforms your nodes into what you’ve declared. We wanted to bring the power of declarative state to StackStorm deployments, and puppet-st2 is that solution.
Find StackStorm v1.0.0 on Puppet Forge, – https://forge.puppet.com/stackstorm/st2
A great deal of work has gone into the
v1.0.0 release to ensure that st2 Puppet Module is ready to provision and manage StackStorm nodes in production environments. See January, 2018 Puppet Module to Install StackStorm – Announcing Release Candidate. Over the past year we’ve iterated through several pre-releases, release-candidate versions, fixed a lot of bugs, reworked the entire module structure and can now declare it stable and production ready.
There are still a lot of exciting new announcements in this release. Keep reading to find out what’s changed!
July 27, 2018
by Lakshmi Kannan
For all the people in a hurry, StackStorm will be at ServerlessConf in San Francisco July 31-Aug 1, 2018. Winson Chan and Dmitri Zimine will be speakers from StackStorm talking about our new workflow engine and serverless functions. We also have a booth with cool demos showcasing our new multi-cloud serverless orchestrator – Orquesta and our new workflow engine. Of course, we will have some cool swags! Stop by and don’t be a stranger! For all the people who are enjoying your Friday afternoon like I am, read the longer version.
July 17, 2018
by Lindsay Hill
Using packs from the StackStorm Exchange? Here’s a roundup of recent updates, including new packs for Algosec, Cisco ACI and AWS Boto3, along with fixes and updates for Slack, MySQL, Zabbix, RabbitMQ and more. We’ve also released StackStorm 2.8.1, with a few small fixes since 2.8. Details below:
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, Orquesta. 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!
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.