What is Runbook?

Runbook is a SaaS application that monitors your servers and performs automated tasks when your monitors fails. Use Runbook to automatically recover from application crashes and unexpected failure without interrupting your service or your well earned sleep!
Runbook is a tool in the Remote Server Task Execution category of a tech stack.
Runbook is an open source tool with 193 GitHub stars and 55 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Runbook's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Runbook?


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Runbook Integrations

Slack, Docker, Amazon EC2, Heroku, and DigitalOcean are some of the popular tools that integrate with Runbook. Here's a list of all 15 tools that integrate with Runbook.

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Runbook Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Runbook in their tech stack.

Benjamin Cane
Benjamin Cane
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We eat our own dog food and use our own service to monitor itself. We have reactions setup to restart nginx, rethinkdb, redis, our app and even our servers if it comes down to it. All automagically. Oh, we don't have an on call setup. Runbook takes care of that for us. Runbook

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Runbook's features

  • Monitors are used to check the status of your environment. They can be webhooks that call to the Runbook RESTful API, they can be Datadog alerts, they can be ping requests. Or, you can setup our TCP custom port to validate connectivity.
  • Reactions are automated tasks that are called when Monitors fail. It can be anything from starting or restarting servers on AWS, Digital Ocean, or elsewhere, to running a custom script or executing a command. You know, all the first things you try when you get a 4am wake-up call
  • Integrated with the tools you use today: Heroku, Salt, Rackspace, DigitalOcean, Logentries

Runbook Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Runbook?
StackStorm is a platform for integration and automation across services and tools. It ties together your existing infrastructure and application environment so you can more easily automate that environment -- with a particular focus on taking actions in response to events.
Neptune.io is a SaaS platform to automate your incident response. It integrates with your monitoring and alerting tools like NewRelic, Nagios, Pagerduty, CloudWatch etc. and lets you automate the remediation easily and much more.
If your application is divided into multiple servers, you are probably connecting to them via ssh and executing over and over the same commands. Clearing caches, restarting services, backups, checking health. Wouldn't it be cool if you could do that from browser or smartphone? Gunnery is here for you!

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