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IAP 2020.1 Features Showcase

See the new features and improvements for the Itential Automation Platform 2020.1 release.

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IAP 2020.1 Features Showcase

  1. 1. Itential Automation Platform 2020.1 New Features & Improvements
  2. 2. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary IAP 2020.1 Overview & Benefits Extended Capabilities Policy Manager and Terraform widen the scope of built-in automation functions Accelerate Automation Use Cases New Automation Engine easily manages all automation components and runs up to 5x faster with Pre-Built Automations Build Better Automations Transformations allow users to build automations with fewer task and more re-usability Flexibility Most improvements allow for more configurable automations & dynamic decisions at runtime
  3. 3. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary©2019 Itential Confidential and Proprietary©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary IAP 2020.1 Feature Overview • New renderJSON task • Transformations • Reduced automation runtime • Change automations with running jobs • Event System improvements • Admin Essentials + Pre-Built Automations • Influence broker behavior • Improved Automation Gateway discovery • Terraform integration • Policy Manager
  4. 4. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary Render JSON Schema task • Allows to dynamically render forms based on any given JSON Schema • Form data can be passed in • Dependencies • Dynamic validations • Widgets Benefits • More flexible way to build custom forms • Allows automation designers to fully customize forms without writing custom code New Render JSON Task Transformations Reduced Automation Runtime Change Automations with Running Jobs Event System Improvements Admin Essentials à Pre-built Automations Influence Broker Behavior Improved IAG Discovery Terraform Integration Policy Manager IAP 2020.1 Features
  5. 5. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary New Render JSON Task Transformations Reduced Automation Runtime Change Automations with Running Jobs Event System Improvements Admin Essentials à Pre-built Automations Influence Broker Behavior Improved IAG Discovery Terraform Integration Policy Manager IAP 2020.1 Features Transformations • Create re-usable JSON Schema Transformations to use in IAP • Enhance API responses to match your schema • Data manipulations and functions (map, reduce, filter) can be added Benefits • Dramatically simplifies automations by removing the need for any data & query tasks • Will significantly reduce the need for custom tasks/apps • Shippable with Pre-Built Automations
  6. 6. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary New Render JSON Task Transformations Reduced Automation Runtime Change Automations with Running Jobs Event System Improvements Admin Essentials à Pre-built Automations Influence Broker Behavior Improved IAG Discovery Terraform Integration Policy Manager IAP 2020.1 Features Reduced Automation Runtimes • Replaced MongoDB task queueing with RabbitMQ channels • A list of next tasks to work is maintained for each IAP server • Next task can be worked immediately Benefits • Reduced runtime of production automations of up to 80% • Reduces the query load to MongoDB Automation Platform 1 Automation Platform 3 Automation Platform 2
  7. 7. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary New Render JSON Task Transformations Reduced Automation Runtime Change Automations with Running Jobs Event System Improvements Admin Essentials à Pre-built Automations Influence Broker Behavior Improved IAG Discovery Terraform Integration Policy Manager IAP 2020.1 Features Change Running Automations • Make changes to an automation without affecting active jobs • Visualize the automation canvas in Job Manager • Faster development of new automations Benefits • Reduced runtime of production automations of up to 80% • Reduces the query load to MongoDB
  8. 8. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary New Render JSON Task Transformations Reduced Automation Runtime Change Automations with Running Jobs Event System Improvements Admin Essentials à Pre-built Automations Influence Broker Behavior Improved IAG Discovery Terraform Integration Policy Manager IAP 2020.1 Features Event System Improvements • Pass in job variables to specify events • Events emitted by jobs • Any change in job status triggers an event • Any app or automation can subscribe to these events Benefits • Increased flexibility of using events in automations • Dynamically define which event triggers an automation
  9. 9. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary New Render JSON Task Transformations Reduced Automation Runtime Change Automations with Running Jobs Event System Improvements Admin Essentials à Pre-built Automations Influence Broker Behavior Improved IAG Discovery Terraform Integration Policy Manager IAP 2020.1 Features Pre-Built Automations • Admin Essentials application to manage Pre-Built Automations • Preview automations before installation • Easily manage all components within a Pre-Built Automation Benefits • Rapidly automate common tasks • Packaged, production-ready use cases • Open sourced and self-contained
  10. 10. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary New Render JSON Task Transformations Reduced Automation Runtime Change Automations with Running Jobs Event System Improvements Admin Essentials à Pre-built Automations Influence Broker Behavior Improved IAG Discovery Terraform Integration Policy Manager IAP 2020.1 Features Influence Broker Behavior • Configure preferences or exclusions for which system to use when performing actions on a device • Select different systems for different calls Benefits • Customize device broker • Allows more options for troubleshooting connection issues • Specify which system to use based on your environment Automation Platform Router/Switch Automation Gateway 2
  11. 11. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary New Render JSON Task Transformations Reduced Automation Runtime Change Automations with Running Jobs Event System Improvements Admin Essentials à Pre-built Automations Influence Broker Behavior Improved IAG Discovery Terraform Integration Policy Manager IAP 2020.1 Features IAG Manager • New headless application to broker between all available IAG components • Deduplicates Playbooks / Scripts, etc. • Implements device broker to find the correct IAG to send a command to Benefits • Find correct IAG at automation runtime, rather than design time • Uses device information from device broker to find best route to call • Allows IAG components to be shipped within Pre-Built Automations Automation Platform Router/Switch Automation Gateway 2Automation Gateway 1 Router/Switch IAG Manager
  12. 12. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary New Render JSON Task Transformations Reduced Automation Runtime Change Automations with Running Jobs Event System Improvements Admin Essentials à Pre-built Automations Influence Broker Behavior Improved IAG Discovery Terraform Integration Policy Manager IAP 2020.1 Features Terraform Integration • Execute Terraform operations within the UI of Automation Gateway • Include Terraform Plans as tasks in your automation • Role-Based Access Control to all Terraform Plans through IAP Benefits • Take the next step in your automation process by executing Terraform Plans within your automations • API-enable your Terraform Plans behind a robust RBAC system
  13. 13. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary New Render JSON Task Transformations Reduced Automation Runtime Change Automations with Running Jobs Event System Improvements Admin Essentials à Pre-built Automations Influence Broker Behavior Improved IAG Discovery Terraform Integration Policy Manager IAP 2020.1 Features Policy Manager • Manage generic policies of routers and firewalls • Discover and import all existing policies • Optimize policies and flag overlapping subnets and shadowed/redundant rules • Show dry-run before any device change is made - allows out-of- band changes Benefits • One generic policy schema – No device-specific knowledge required • Translate policies between all supported device types
  14. 14. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary Why Update to IAP 2020.1? ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary • Increase speed of automation run time • Leverage Itential’s out of the box Pre-Built Automations to accelerate your automation use cases • Leverage customizable forms for your current and future use cases • Update and create automations that are re-usable with less tasks • Integrate Terraform Plans into your automations for a full end-to-end process
  15. 15. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary IAP 2020.1 Resources 2020.1 Documentation > 2020.1 Showcase Videos > Itential Developer Hub > Info@itential.com ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary
  16. 16. ©2020 Itential Confidential and Proprietary Thank You! info@itential.com twitter.com/itentialdeveloper.itential.io itential.com

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