A Case Study for Serverless Integration: Customizing OpsGenie’s Zendesk Integration with AWS Lambda

Nov 9, 2017 by Fazilet Özer

OpsGenie is not a lonely cowboy. Many tools are becoming at the center of our IT world day by day and we need to adapt to them as soon as possible. This is where OpsGenie integrations and our Playground come into play. OpsGenie integrates with many tools that have specific monitoring capabilities and notification/ticketing systems to make everything related to incident response easier.

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5 Common Incident Response Problems and Their Solutions

Nov 7, 2017 by Ibrahim Guntas

Incident response is the process of identifying, investigating, and responding to the issues and events that disrupt or have the potential to disrupt normal service operation. There are a handful of universal challenges with which almost every incident response team struggles. Addressing these common problems can help organizations reduce their incident resolution times, minimize cost, and prevent decay of their company’s reputation. In this post, we take a look at five of the most common of these problems.

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Awesome ChatOps Workflows with Slack Dialogs

Oct 27, 2017 by Çağla Arıkan

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We value being an early-adopter at OpsGenie. We try to enhance our integrations as soon as possible so that our customers can access to the latest capabilities provided by our partners.

Slack recently introduced a new feature, Dialogs, and we are proud to announce that OpsGenie’s Slack App integration is already updated to leverage the new Dialogs functionality! After Slack introduced Dialogs, we got really excited since we had a use-case built for it. If you ask what that feature means, we can simply explain it as a new interactive model which is able to get different information from you and then forward that information directly to the application. Usage of Dialogs is a perfect way to perform "Add Note" actions on an OpsGenie alert in your Slack channel in a more user-friendly way. Even before Slack introduced the Dialogs feature, we allowed the user to add notes to alerts by using slash commands. However, the new way is definitely easier to use.

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How to Utilize OpsGenie's OpenAPI Specification

Oct 6, 2017 by Alp Gürtan

Open API Specification in OpsGenie

We've all been hearing the keywords Swagger, API, and REST for a while. They became a part of our daily buzzword stack, and their popularity is not decreasing at all! Before starting to throw out these words, we wanted to share how OpsGenie came across and decided to implement them.

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Pros and Cons of Developing Serverless Slack Apps with Java

Oct 2, 2017 by Serhat Can

Let’s say you want to create a brand new Slack app. You are a cool developer, so you want to make it serverless. An obvious choice, nowadays, seems to be using AWS’s Lambda together with its API Gateway service.

So far, so good.

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Auto-Sync Users & Groups from ServiceNow to OpsGenie

Jun 20, 2017 by Çağla Arıkan

At OpsGenie, we try to continuously enhance our integrations as well as add as much functionality as we can to them. In this blog post, we talk about our latest enhancement to OpsGenie’s ServiceNow integration: User & Group Synchronization.

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New OpsGenie Slack App Interactive Menus

Apr 11, 2017 by Çağla Arıkan
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At OpsGenie, it is important for us to provide the best user experience and to keep our integrations up-to-date. We are an early adopter of the newest features released by the companies with which we integrate.

OpsGenie’s Slack App is one of the most popular integrations with our customers. The Slack integration allows users to forward alerts to Slack channels, and then lets them interact with those alerts -- using either slash commands or Slack buttons. For more information, you can refer to ChatOps with Slack and OpsGenie page.

Today OpsGenie announces its new integration with Slack’s Message Menus, an interactive menu feature. Now, a simple set of menus lets you easily perform Assign, Take Ownership, and Snooze actions on alerts in the OpsGenie Slack App.

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Atlassian Connect Week 2017 Amsterdam

Mar 14, 2017 by Serhat Can

Hi, I’m Serhat from OpsGenie. I recently had the chance to go to Atlassian’s Connect Week event. I will try to share my experience at this amazing event. 

I arrived in Amsterdam on Saturday afternoon and had the chance to visit lots of great places like the Van Gogh museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Heineken Experience…

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AWS CodeCommit to Manage OpsGenie Configuration

Jan 30, 2017 by Ibrahim Guntas

You spend time creating your OpsGenie configuration, so it’s now crucial to ensure that your account configuration is safe and reproducible just in case something goes wrong.

Git is a distributed version control system that records changes to a file or set of files over time. This allows tracking changes to each file and recalling a specific version later. It’s primarily used by developers as a source code management system; however, it can and should be utilized in Operations, too. Git is efficient for not just code, but also for all kinds of alternative files such as configuration files. 

Earlier, OpsGenie introduced the new “OpsGenie Configuration Management Tool.” This tool uses OpsGenie Java SDK to export OpsGenie configurations as JSON files enabling customers to take advantage of Git to manage the configuration data. Got that? The tool also supports restoring configurations, which means that it not only tracks configuration changes, but also reverts to a previous configuration if needed.

OpsGenie configuration management

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Wondering how to trigger alerts from Slack messages?

Jan 24, 2017 by Serhat Can

Slack is great!

It is not just a messaging app; it is so much more with its apps. OpsGenie’s integration with Slack is so thorough that it has become a top app in the Slack app directory!

OpsGenie's Slack app has built-in slash commands, which is an efficient way to execute actions on a channel. For example, you have the option to create an OpsGenie alert in a channel by typing a command like /genie alert [alert message] for [user team]. Slash commands are very powerful and cover the majority of the use-cases. However, there may be more you want to do in your Slack channel.

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