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May 28, 2019   |  By Damon Edwards
"Can't we just automate away all of our toil?" Reducing toil is often mistaken for a linear project. The misconception is that you start at one end and refactor or automate your way to the end. In reality, reducing toil is an ongoing process. Rather than framing it as a project or special effort, reducing toil requires a continuous improvement approach.
Mar 18, 2019   |  By Damon Edwards
If you've worked in Operations, you know how maddening it can be to deal with repeated "known issues." No matter how routine the response is, it still chews up your time with interruptions and toil. Dealing with repetitive problems may be frustrating. However, that frustration kicks into high gear when you submit a bug report on the issue — but Dev quickly closes it. The reason? It is usually something about not having the budget or priority. And besides, "Ops has a workaround."
Feb 11, 2019   |  By Damon Edwards
No matter which side of the trouble ticket you find yourself, I'm going to assume you hate the escalations, delays, and inevitable confusion. In this edition of Talks We Like, John Hall does a great job of proposing the Lean-inspired model of "Swarming" to avoid the pains of the traditional 3-tier support model (level 1, level 2, and level 3 responders).
Jan 28, 2019   |  By Damon Edwards
2018 was a record year for both Rundeck, the software, and Rundeck, Inc., the company. With our newly expanded development team coming up to speed, the pace of development accelerated throughout 2018 and will continue to do so in 2019. During a recent Rundeck Office Hours, Alex Honor provided an overview of 2018 Rundeck development and a preview of some of the exciting features coming in 2019.
Dec 22, 2018   |  By Damon Edwards
Tool sprawl is a fact of life in any enterprise. Over the years, tools and scripts have accumulated as you’ve solved one challenge after another. It's not uncommon to find modern tools like Ansible, Puppet, or Terraform mixed with legacy tools and a wide variety of scripts (Bash, Python, Powershell, Perl, and more).
Mar 20, 2019   |  By
Battle the enemies of IT Operations. Be an Ops Hero. Transform Ops.
Jul 1, 2018   |  By
Free whitepaper explaining the dangers of silos and what you can do to get rid of them.
Jun 1, 2018   |  By
Learn about use cases and get a walk-through
Mar 30, 2020   |  By Rundeck
This tutorial shows how to create a ticket/issue in Jira that will automatically trigger a job in Rundeck. The triggered job initiates action to fix the problem, then adds a comment back into Jira and closes/resolves the ticket. This is done using webhooks and API calls in Rundeck Enterprise. See a Demo of Rundeck Enterprise : Download Rundeck Open Source here: Connect.
Mar 23, 2020   |  By Rundeck
This webinar will show a few common use-cases for Windows using Rundeck. We'll show jobs to create users, disable users (usually when employees leave), restart a Windows service or reboot a server from a pick-list. We'll also show you what's inside the job that creates users so you can see how it all works.
Mar 16, 2020   |  By Rundeck
This video demonstrates jobs in Rundeck that can create a VM in Google Cloud, list VMs in a GCP project, and delete VMs in a GCP project. It uses Python to talk to the Google API. Python is popular because it can be used on Windows and Linux. Other scripting languages can be used. These jobs use the 'options' feature of Rundeck to specify things like the project name, VM name, etc.
Mar 9, 2020   |  By Rundeck
For this session, we're going back to the basics to review some of the core elements of Rundeck. Primarily, we'll focus on creating and configuring a new project. We'll discuss what you can, and should, configure, including: - Defining a default node executor - Defining nodes and model sources - Using readme and message of the day - Tracking project configuration.
Mar 2, 2020   |  By Rundeck
This video will demonstrate how to use VictorOps to trigger a job in Rundeck that will automatically fix a service and post back to VictorOps to resolve the incident.