Use Cases

Steampunk Spotter is your one-stop platform for optimizing and securing your Ansible Playbooks, offering a range of use cases to solve all your automation challenges.

Follow Best Practices

Easily follow and enforce established best practices in Ansible automation, ensuring your playbooks are well-structured, reliable, secure, maintainable, and scalable.

Follow best practices
  • Write clean, efficient, and maintainable playbooks

    Spotter identifies areas for improvement and suggests best practices for structure, readability, and scalability.

  • Enforce consistency

    Easily follow and enforce standardized configurations across your infrastructure, reducing errors and ensuring smooth automation.

  • Catch errors early

    Identify potential issues before they cause problems. Spotter scans for syntax errors, deprecated modules, and security vulnerabilities, keeping your automations reliable and secure.

  • Enhance playbook quality

    Steampunk Spotter suggests improvements to enhance readability and make your playbooks easier to work with in the long run.

Follow best practices

Enhance Security & Compliance

Follow best practices

Achieve secure playbook execution with thorough checks, identifying flaws in Ansible modules and Python packages. Understand what will happen when you run the playbooks and follow security best practices to minimize security risks, downtime, and costs. Identify potential vulnerabilities in your playbooks before they can be exploited, and ensure your automation adheres to relevant security standards.

Follow best practices
  • Prevent misconfigurations, security vulnerabilities, and policy violations

    Proactively detect security weaknesses before they can be exploited.

  • Proactively evaluate runtime security threats

    Identify potential issues that could arise during playbook execution.

  • Ensure compliance with security standards

    Ensure your automation adheres to established security frameworks.

  • Add custom rules

    Integrate your unique security policies to guarantee your automation aligns with your organization's specific needs.

Safeguard Ansible Automation Platform Workflows

Detect problems with playbooks before execution and fix unexpected errors during runtime by seamlessly integrating playbook validation into your existing Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform workflows. By addressing potential issues upfront and dynamically adjusting execution based on runtime checks, you gain robust and reliable automation workflows with minimized risks of failures and disruptions.

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  • Identify issues before execution

    Catch and fix issues in playbooks before execution to reduce execution failures.

  • Get real-time feedback during runtime

    Actively monitor playbook execution. Spotter provides immediate feedback or pauses execution to minimize the risk of failures and disruptions.

  • Streamline Workflows

    Seamlessly integrate playbook validation into your existing AAP pipelines.

  • Enhance Security & Reliability

    Proactively identify potential security vulnerabilities in your playbooks and increase overall system reliability.

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Speed up Ansible Upgrades

Speed up ansible upgrades

Check if your playbooks are compatible with a specific Ansible version, identify issues you need to resolve, get advice on how to ease migrations, and upgrade playbooks in minutes instead of hours.

Speed up ansible upgrades
  • Future-proof your automation

    Easily identify dependencies and integrate the latest modules and features recommended for newer Ansible versions.

  • Simplify version upgrades

    Pinpoint compatibility issues, automatically fix fully qualified collection names and get actionable recommendations for playbook modifications.

  • Minimize downtime and disruptions

    Spotter identifies changes like module renames, parameter adjustments, and deprecated features, ensuring a smooth transition.

  • Upgrade with confidence

    Spotter detects deprecated modules, identifies name changes in collections and parameters, and highlights default value changes.

Ready to solve all your playbook challenges?