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.

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:


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:


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:


Double Packs Update

February 2, 2018
by Lindsay Hill

No packs update over Christmas because we were taking a break – so here’s a double helping of updates to packs on the StackStorm Exchange. We have new packs for Palo Alto Networks, CloudShark, updates to the OpenStack, NetBox, Device42 packs, and a bunch of bugfixes, including Consul, ServiceNow, Cisco Spark and more. Here’s the details:


New Year, New StackStorm – v2.6 Released

January 25, 2018

It’s a New Year, and time for a new version of StackStorm. 2.6 is available for download now. The biggest change is moving the Web UI to the React JS framework, but of course there’s also multiple user- and developer-friendly fixes and enhancements in the backend. Read on to hear more about what’s changed:


Puppet Module to Install StackStorm – Announcing Release Candidate

January 4, 2018
By Nick Maludy of Encore Technologies

So far StackStorm has multiple installation methods: deb/rpm packages, curl|bash installer used for simple deployments, Docker, Ansible, Chef.

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.


Early Christmas: StackStorm Patch Release 2.5.1

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.


StackStorm Exchange goes Serverless

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.


StackStorm is Hiring!

December, 2017
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.


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