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Steampunk Spotter: Tool that analyzes Ansible Playbooks and offers recommendations

We are excited to share with you a new tool that can really help out all of you dealing with IT automation!

Steampunk Spotter is an assisted automation writing tool that analyzes and enhances your Ansible Playbooks to help you reduce risks and speed up your automation.

Spotter scans your playbooks, identifies potential issues, recommends how to improve them to avoid unwanted results, helps you understand what happens when you run them to detect potential problems before they are executed, and offers the chance to automatically apply fixes to your playbooks.

The tool is especially useful for simplifying Ansible upgrading process. You can use it to check if your playbooks are compatible with the latest Ansible version, see the issues they might cause, and receive advice on what to do to prevent downtime and facilitate your migrations across different versions.

Use Spotter to check:

  • Best practices: Structure your playbooks for readability, collaboration and ease of use.
  • Errors: Rely on the assistant to guide you through hidden obstacles causing hard-to-catch errors.
  • Modules: Identify name changes and redirects, check for fully qualified names, ensure you are using certified modules.
  • Parameters: Make sure you are using correct parameters, and quickly identify invalid configurations.

Start Spotting!

Achieve trustable automation with Steampunk Spotter

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