Conditional Playbooks, UX Upgrade & more integrations


Conditional Steps in PlayBooks

We previously discussed about Conditionals. Today, we are releasing support for hierarchical nodes with conditions (having rules) connecting individual steps. We currently support the following rules:

  • Aggregation Queries on top of timeseries metrics data
  • Row count / column value evaluation for Tabular data
  • Coming soon: Regex matching on strings

Execution Sessions

Going forward, all activity done within PlayBooks is logged in the platform for quick reference. Here are the scenarios where it can be helpful:

  • During incidents: Quick sharing of investigated data with team members without having to re-check.
  • Post incidents: Reference to data from the duration of an incident/investigation.
  • Audit: Both automated as well as manually run executions will be available -- ensuring that you are aware which user / bot has accessed which data through the platform.
  • Note: Executions done while creating or editing a playbook are not persisted currently.

Architectural Upgrades:

  • PlayBook architecture -- Support for sequential tasks with if/else blocks required upgrading the definition to support parent-child relationships within a PlayBook definition.
  • Workflow revamp -- Uncoupling of the backend of workflow into 3 independent components (Triggers, PlayBook Executions, Actions). This project was picked to enable accelerated contribution of new integrations into the code. (Read this doc to learn more about how workflows work).


  • GKE: Fetching events, deployments & log information from your k8s clusters hosted using GKE.
  • MS Teams: Send notification of playbook run into your Microsoft Teams' channels.


UI / UX Upgrades:

  • Addition of the Timeline view for user for quick sequential investigation.
  • Hyperlinking every data source addition page to connector page.
  • Auto-fetching the hostname of the PlayBooks server (reducing the need to manually enter it during Slack integration)


  • Slack -- Updated the permissions in manifest to support for private channels.
  • Remote server: Now add multiple hosts against one PEM key, making it easier to add multiple integrations from one config.
  • Deployment: Docker image multiple-chip support Apple / Intel.


  • Integrations: Slack -- Bugfix to select the active Slack connector instead of first active/inactive connector.
  • UI: External links & Notes visibility bug fix.
  • Edit names of existing playbook: Previously, it was creating a copy with new name after playbook name edit.


  • Global Variable context -- from workflow to Playbooks.

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