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What is Rundeck?

Rundeck is runbook automation for incident management. Connect anyone in your organization with the expert self-service operations capabilities they need to get their job done. You'll improve productivity while having shorter incidents and fewer escalations. People are the most valuable parts of your company. Rundeck helps you remove the roadblocks, waiting, and interruptions that get in their way. Rundeck doesn't replace the tools, scripts, commands, and APIs that you use to do your work — Rundeck helps you get more value out of what you already have. Rundeck improves the efficiency and responsiveness of Operations by automating "runbooks" — the human-lead procedures IT engineers use to diagnose and respond to incidents, ad-hoc requests, and any other interruption. Rundeck completes an enterprise's Incident Management toolkit. You likely already have tools for managing service management tickets and work queues (e.g., Service Now or JIRA) or tools for managing alerts, mobilization, and communication during incidents (e.g., Pager Duty, xMatters, or VictorOps). But, when it comes time to take action during an incident, what do your responders do? Rather than point to a wiki or escalate to overworked subject matter experts, use Rundeck to provide your engineers with secure, automated, standard operating procedures to diagnose and resolve incidents. Using Rundeck, engineers and support personnel can resolve incidents quicker and without expensive and disruptive escalations to already overworked subject matter experts.

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Product Description

Rundeck is open source software that helps you automate ad-hoc and routine procedures in data center or cloud environments.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

Rundeck is the leading modern runbook automation solution. With strong open source roots, the largest enterprises have tested and improved Rundeck's capabilities.

Rundeck is the quickest path to safely provide self-service access to the operations tasks that anyone in your organization needs to get their job done.

Unlike other solutions, Rundeck doesn't replace the tools, scripts, commands, and APIs that you use to do your work — Rundeck helps you get more value out of what you already have.

Rundeck's built-in workflow capabilities reduce what would otherwise be lengthy and prohibitive development project into a simple configuration task that takes minutes.

Whether you are working out of the GUI, using the API, or versioning jobs in your source code repository, Rundeck is designed to work the way your teams want to work.


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Senior Member Of Technical Staff
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Enables much more granular access than regular access management schemes to specific tasks. For instance, you are able to will need a method administrator to run a request of a particular subset of server machines which does require high privileges. However, not allow them to get permission to access other DC/group services. We are able to provide non-technical users with an easy form using the drop-down menu in order to select settings and also in order to establish variables for things without understanding the scripts which are underlying. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is tough to configure SSH access, keys, passwords etc. for a similar task when dealing with a combined auth environment. Often, individual projects are needed and then simplify auth. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Rundeck is a good tool in case you want something for assigning duties to organizations in a simple way or perhaps you're keen on going back to service automation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Without getting administrative access to point applications, servers and utilities, we need just supply groups of owners with a chance to access certain administrative tasks. For return-to-service jobs we usually use Rundeck. We offer Rundeck a request for work to immediately fix the issue based on checking alarm for our monitoring methods for instance. This reduced the quantity of time spent on regular tasks by our frontline administrators. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

We think plugin environment is the most a plugin and important functionality can be obtained for it all. And otherwise we can dive deep and walk on the Linux shell. Rundeck really is light and extremely sound, we've numerous uses, with Ansible playbooks currently being applied in the environment of ours, terraform projects currently being applied, Jenkins integration, Rundeck + Slac + Chatbot chatbot integration, so that the users of ours could rapidly supply a job. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The easier to adjust the token is a user authentication. Integration with GIT to. An infrarrow code method must be a lot supported inside a declarative template for project or perhaps job creation. A plugin from Kubernetes might be more successful, maybe to converge on cnfc incubator tasks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Rundeck is a great tool which enables you to put the jobs of yours with a couple of minutes. The procedure for workflow is simple and intuitive to use. By default, the Ansible plugin is fitted and will expand the functions Rundeck. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A variety of conflicts are resolved with workflows, cloud based developments, Cluster based operations of Kubernetes, several Ansible playbooks as well as terraform projects. Deal with Google Cloud with Google SDK + Shell functions from Rundeck. The option function is very fantastic and also can make the Rundeck + integration even more accurate for the users of mine. Help me to transform my efemeral Rundeck Import/Export git plug-in. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Development Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The opportunity to consistently implement complex or simple solutions. Additionally, it provides you with the capability to enhance the optimization of yours with your tuning and environment at different levels. Interacts nicely along with other kinds of offerings from the provisioning of VM/Server guides to the remediation play publications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Greater proof and regulations set examples. More bodily JVM/App management tools. Data logging filesystem on GC cycles, other metadata and active heap. More executive review, the power to effortlessly search through a number of tasks for most executions of a certain user or node. To figure out the achievements of an implementation, IE is going to show ninety-nine % success rather than zero % success in case the job functions at a hundred nodes but fails one, respectively. Further runs might equate to aggregate percentages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

In comparison to Jenkins, up the features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For a variety of purposes, Rundeck is really a utility that we utilize across the company of ours. It is an excellent add-on to run scripts without logging onto a server. Moreover, we've a very great vm feed utility for executing PowerShell and combining with PowerCLI. It's employed for applying software program, be it bundles, configurations or perhaps kernel patches. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mulesoft Senior Consultant and API developer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The very best thing about Rundeck is it does not make an effort to delete existing tools, scripts or commands, but improves previous settings to help make almost all of them. To put it simply, it just eliminates all of the issues in the process. It does respond to other events and special requests which might occur, increasing performance, speed, and speed. The one difference is that rather than spending a lot of cash on computer technical engineers to do it by hand, you simply have to spend a portion of the cash on software. This can make it fairly simple to identify and solve problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Integrating a few features, like single authentication and sign-on for authentication, may take runbook automation to a different level. Additionally, it is able to often be hard to go from an unenclosed setting to some cluster atmosphere, so support might be also required in this specific place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's really simple to use and configure. Naturally, I'd suggest this system to others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The opportunity to execute several commands on several servers is strong. Automation and deployment are facilitated. By fixing several bugs as well as releasing brand new updates with a few feature improvement, you are able to storm the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

A right tool for specific standard operating procedure.

We love activity and activity time tracking

Being able to integrate several technologies (shell, python, ansible) in a single procedure

Good start sharing best practices

Support GIT and sharing jobs between several Rundeck

Easy to share jobs with import/export and GIT

Simple to understand use for operators

Tree view for all jobs to manage all jobs

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What do you dislike?

Dashboard, statistics, advanced SOP involving several nodes

specific Configuration file per jobs and project missing

Missing GUI for hosts management

Missing publishing artefact per jobs

Missing tests and check in jobs (been able to test and report in specific steps (test steps)

Missing efficient multi node jobs

Missing configuration file per jobs

Separate project variable file for jobs

GIT project including ressources (files and configuration files)

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Recommendations to others considering the product:

Start with simple jobs and build complex operations aggregating several job references.

Using database storage for config.

Using Git for jobs description storage.

Use API to manage calls (GUI is a good start, API is the edge of usage of Rundeck) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Standardization of SOP in IT

Repetition of same good process without human interaction

Errorless proven operations

Easy to use and integrated by members of team

Credential management to access process

offer a operation as service to featured teams in Agile environment is priceless.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
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What do you like best?

The best part of the Rundeck Runbook Automation is that it does not try to remove the existing tools, commands or scripts, rather it enhances upon the former settings to get the best out of it. In simpler words, it just removes all the road bumps. It responds to ad-hoc requests and other incidents that might incur and improves the speed, responsiveness and efficiency of the device. The only difference is that instead of spending a lot over IT engineers to do these manually, one just has to spend just a part of it on the software. It makes the diagnosing of incidents and solving them rather easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Incorporation of some features like single sign-on and certified authentication can surely take the Runbook Automation to up another notch. Also, it can sometimes get difficult to migrate it from a non-clustered environment to a clustered one, so it can use some help in that area as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is very easy to use and configured. I would recommend this software to others for sure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to run a single set command over a set of servers is splendid. The automation and deployment process has become easier. Just fixing a couple of bugs and introducing a few new updates with the enhancement of features and it will be all set to take the market by storm. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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I.T. Monitoring Team - Supervisor/Lead
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I love that the tool is so versatile and extensible. We are able to manage every type of end point (Windows, Linux, Appliances, Workstations, etc.) - The tool is agentless which is a huge bonus for us because managing agents sucks.

We have used this to extend functionality into other environments by creating our own plug-ins which are easy to do. We have integrated it with Cherwell, Infoblox, QRadar, you name it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I'd like to see more integrations with big vendors like CyberArk and also more options for SSO Single Sign On (LDAP/AD) - Certificate based authentication. The product continues to evolve so I am sure it won't be long before all of this functionality exists. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it manage high volume manual tasks like temporary administrator access grants to thousands of workstations all over the state. We use it to manage populate our CMDB hourly as our end points change and move around. We have also integrated it with our monitoring platform SCOM so that we have a more robust recover solution from alerting that comes from SCOM. This has helped us mature our server provisioning and decommissioning process. The list of things we have done with this is a mile long in a little over 12 months. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The ability to take customized and sometimes complex automation needs and put them within a UI that a semi-technical end user/customer can utilize. It gives you the ability to control what gets run, by whom, and how. Additionally, it gives you the ability to control access and audit who did what and when. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is difficult to build and use a clustered HA solution after you have already started utilizing the product in a non-clustered environment: a migration is essentially an entirely new implementation. Also keep in mind, Rundeck is a UI for automation, but it does not provide all of that custom automation. Your teams need to build the underlying scripts, make them efficient, and build the UI within Rundeck complete with editable fields, user access control, logging, and auditing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Filling gaps in our custom product for internal reporting, and safe/secure DML/DDL automation in parallel with code deployments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Development Operations Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Logs and ease of use. The ability to repeat tasks easily. I am able to create a single task that can then be linked by our jobs to help eliminate duplication of jobs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Mobile version unable to use. The modal is unable to be used because it is blocked out by the grey box. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deployments and auditing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to deploy, configure and use this within Linux. Overall, the time to get up and running and executing the first job against a set of Linux servers was almost no time. We were able to start running script and automating the more simple tasks on Day 1 while we started working on the larger, more complex projects.

The support team, as well as the implementation teams are both wonderful. Our rep was always available and eager to assist us rapidly deploy. The few times I have had to reach out to the support team, they have been responsive and helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The initial setup for running against Windows hosts (using a Linux install of Rundeck) was somewhat complicated. The online help also tends to be less helpful than I need to resolve an issue. Which has led to us having to rely on the support team more often, who again, has been wonderful.

The security, for someone who is very used to the role/group system, seems overly complicated, and cumbersome to implement, although very secure once complete. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I'd say to go for it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automation of the same task against multiple hosts. Just the ability to run a single command against the entire set of servers in seconds is outstanding. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Chef de projet technique | Architecte infrastructures
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Rundeck offer lots of amazing features with the plugins integrations.

With only the community version, you can manage almost every dailly tasks in few minutes.

The ability to commit the jobs détails and scripts.

But most of all, you can protect your intellectual property by not leaving your scripts on the targeted servers, they are deleted after execution !

The entreprise support is awesome, they was able to improve a feature in order to solve an issue. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are no real downsides except the rates of the updates...

The workflow is not intuitive.

Security and encryption should be improved also. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

In order to fully use Rundeck, knowing how to develop is a plus. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We was able to fully automate our IT processes and Development :

- Deployment

- DevSecOps

- DevOps

- Maintenance

- Compliance

- Incident countermeasure Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

You can easily configure the system's repetitive and runtime tasks, as well as ongoing integration activities that require rigorous review of the results. Be certain that your workflows are working properly and alert your task manager to any unexpected consequences so you can take action in advance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you need complex threads, such as parallel tasks in one task, you may need to look otherway. If your system is on an intranet or if you can't access Rundeck's computer for security reasons, the initial setup can be cumbersome. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be certain you grasp Rundeck's workflow and how it uses your current infrastructure to allow you to perform tasks on your computer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Move from unvalidated implementation and synchronization schedules to well-defined schedules with rigorous validation of results that increase customer satisfaction and stabilize the architecture. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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System administrator & DevOps
Internet
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Easily set up recurring and triggered jobs for your continuous integration systems and activities that require strict outcome checking. Make sure your workflow is running correctly and alert those responsible for specific tasks that unexpected results occured, so to proactively take measures. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If in need of complex orchestrated flows, like running parallel and sequential tasks in the same job, you might have to look elsewhere. Initial configuration can be cumbersome, especially if your systems are on a intranet that for security reasons can't be accessed by the machine that is serving Rundeck. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you understand Rundeck workflows and your current infrastructure allows you to make use of the way it handles tasks on machines. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We switched from a non-checked deploying and sync schedule to a well-defined schedule with strict outcome verification, leading to higher customer satisfaction and a more stable architecture. With Rundeck, we could make sure that business critical tasks were executed in the right order and taking the right steps to serve what the customer needed, getting rid both of issues they had had up until that moment and preventing future issues, derived from multiple systems being integrated with each other, from arising. In the occasion that unexpected results occured, be it due to software errors or temporary unavailability of the integrated services, those responsible of the running tasks can now be alerted so that the right measures can be taken to make sure no interruption happens. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Site Reliability Engineer/DevOps
Computer Software
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Rundeck is open source software that helps you automate routine operational procedures in data center or cloud environments. Rundeck provides a number of features that will alleviate time-consuming grunt work and make it easy for you to scale up your automation efforts and create self-service for others. Teams can collaborate to share how processes are automated while others are given trust to view operational activity or execute tasks. Rundeck allows you to run tasks on any number of nodes from a Web-based or command-line interface. Rundeck also includes other features that make it easy to scale up your automation efforts including access control, workflow building, scheduling, logging, and integration with external sources for node and options data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One thing i don't like about rundeck is, it doesn't have single sing feature with the regular open source free version Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

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What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Architected, Installed Rundeck software on Unix/Linux based servers on both on-premises and on the AWS cloud infrastructure. Currently, we have more than 50 users using the tool across multiple teams and projecting this to grow to more than 200 users in next couple of years.

Automated jobs(XML/yaml) which targets more than 200 servers to manage administrative tasks like service restarts, cache clear, clean-up actions (getting space back), booting VMs, cron jobs, etc and also more complex tasks like server patching or BI data processing jobs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Full Stack Developer
Government Relations
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

User friendly, quick to setup, but easy to maintain. It's about as easy (or easier) to set up and get running as a cron job but the functionality is much better. Great community as well.

The genius in the product is how easy it is to get started. You can go from 0-hero in less than an hour, and that's amazing for a lot of these Linux software packages.

I really like the way you can setup projects for each piece of your work. My work spans a wide area and it's nice to be able to organize it. Also, getting emails for failed jobs is AMAZING. Sure, you can do that with cron jobs but why? This is way easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Any issues I have had have all been resolved by new features. Currently I have no issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a sole dev and I didn't want something that would be maintenance heavy. I also needed something that could help me automate a lot of my work. Rundeck did all of those things and has continued to be a fantastic software that gets better over time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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System Administrator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Installing scheduled tasks in Rundeck, rather than individual servers, helps to centralize operations. Being able to develop forms to handle common IT tasks cuts down on our support volume - considerably, in some cases - and additionally provides an audit log. In all, it enables a greater level of transparency and access, and I'm a huge fan of the "IT self-service panel" concept. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Rundeck's ACL system is powerful and granular but needlessly complex. It should be possible to assign or edit permissions using a graphical interface. There is currently no way to automatically clean out old job runs, so you either cobble something together yourself or let runs perpetually accumulate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're trying to use Rundeck for a specific purpose, see if there's a purpose-built tool that you can use. Rundeck is a good general-purpose tool, but it may not be the best for very specific use cases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I originally deployed Rundeck for use with my Ansible playbooks. At the time, Ansible Tower was a proprietary product without an open source equivalent. Over time, I found additional uses for it. For instance, I created a Project that lets our customer support agents add phone numbers to the phone system's blacklist without going through me.

After Red Hat acquired Ansible, it released AWX, an open source upstream for Ansible Tower, which I've begun using in place of Rundeck. AWX features deeper integration with Ansible playbooks, and the interface is, on the whole, a bit cleaner. There aren't quite so many options that I'll never use as there are with Rundeck. AWX is also written in Python, which I much prefer to Rundeck, which uses Java.

For me, AWX improves on Rundeck's annoyances enough that I plan to phase Rundeck out. However, for those who don't rely on Ansible so heavily, Rundeck is still a good product. There's nothing else quite like it - capable of running quite a lot, commercially sponsored, and open source.

But is it my first pick when given the choice of more specialized alternatives? No. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I'm a big fan of the operations-as-a-service model, and Rundeck is a great front-end, scheduling engine, and driver for that. It's great to be able to give people a button! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

More of a warning than a dislike: it can take a lot of preparedness and environmental knowledge to properly prepare a Rundeck host. In an environment that has a lot of variation between hosts/networks/datacenters/etc the special-casing required can become difficult. It pays off to make sure targets are properly baselined, there's a centralized authorization mechanism in place, and things of that nature.

Plan ahead, understand what you're deploying, and it isn't an issue. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's ok to take your time to carefully plan out your Rundeck installation. It makes things easier later! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used Rundeck for everything: backups, deployment automation, virtual machine deployment, container creation, therapeutic weekly restarts, sql queries, the list goes on and on. If you can do it from a command line, you can do it in Rundeck.

Being able to give people on other teams a button to use instead of repeatedly asking for an Operations activity is worth its weight in gold. Bonus points for being able to hit that button with APIs as well as the web GUI. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Técnico IT
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

When I started working with TOS (Talend Open Stuido), I always found the difficulty of making the scheduled execution of my work very tedious, since it required multiple Cron on my Jobs server, with RUNDECK I found my ideal complement to be able to launch my works with very few clicks, and with 100% effective reliability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When working with TOS, you get used to drag and drop the different components, in RUNDECK I find it would be great in the Workflow to have a similar look with icons for the jobs and to be able to unite them by drag and drop, in addition to being able to put Boolean logic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If I worked with TOS RUNDECK is your Scheduler Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All the automation and synchronization of databases, which is done through TOS, RUNDECK helps us to carry out the programming in time, in an efficient way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I use rundeck to pull together my disparate tools and systems using pretty much whatever scripting language I want, across platforms. It integrates with many of my tools and can often be used as a way of allowing us to grant additional permissions to users that they wouldn't have otherwise in a controlled fashion, allowing us to self-service things that we previously had trouble controlling. Plus, just about every facet of the tool is pluggable so we can easily implement our own plugins to extend the tool to do things it can't out of the box. The user interface is simple and intuitive for users, and the RBAC is strong enough for us to grant permissions to users safely and securely.

Users can bring their own scripts, which allows them to reuse existing automation to make the most of their work they've completed already. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The SCM integration is a bit weird and defining jobs in code, as opposed to the UI, isn't something that's quite as easy as, say, bolt or ansible since the jobs are self-contained and can't be broken out across a project. Also due to jobs being self-contained, the SCM integration happens at the project level, with all users in a project sharing a single git branch, which is really annoying for collaboration.

Users can also bring their own scripts, which allows them to bring along all of their accumulated technical debt and build on it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've migrated off of legacy tooling with rundeck and implemented self-service functionality for a myriad of functions we didn't have available to us prior to introducing the tool into our environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
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What do you like best?

Rundeck provides us with the means to safely delegate certain tasks to other teams. It allows us to grant less-privileged users the ability to perform mundane tasks for themselves, which frees up my team for more valuable work. It has changed the way our Operations team functions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I'd love to see a more powerful scheduler. There are certain scheduling problems that we can't overcome by just using quartz cron, so instead we end up making multiple copies of the same job.

I'd also like to see more features targeting Windows users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try out the open source version and see how it goes. Chances are, you'll find that it solves more than the use case that led you to it in the first place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Rundeck to automate complex tasks that span across multiple machines in multiple data centers. We use it anywhere from enforcing access controls to removing junk files on our VMs-- all with an audit trail. Having a centralized job scheduler is a very nice touch as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The general idea. The promise of workflow automation and decentralising/removing of silos. The ability to write java plugins to do specific things like custom steps and notifications is very useful. Adhoc executions and the somewhat generalised job options UI (with cascading options values) is very useful, but could be improved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's slow both in the UI and in the server, and overall frustratingly buggy. Rundeck team recently closed all outstanding issues on GitHub irrespective as to whether or not they have been fixed (mostly not), suggesting upgrading to the latest version. However, every upgrade is a roller coaster of regressions and new frustrating problems, undocumented mandatory upgrade steps.

On the feature side, the lack of conditional statements for steps is frustrating (the Pro feature for this is IMO unusably complex and a massive maintenance trap), and the ability to store and use data generated by steps is frustratingly limited. Complex workflows need powerful tools, and rundeck struggles with complex workflows, workflow recovery and accurately reporting the reason for failures. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have complex workflows, it might not be for you. For relatively simple stuff and with lower-skilled teams creating jobs from a UI - it's probably a good fit. Rundeck can be powerful and it can present a simple UI to a complex problem. You can very quickly get it to do tasks in a fairly intuitive way, but when it gets complex, it becomes unintuitive and difficult. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use rundeck to orchestrate deployment of huge proprietary financial trading software, from development systems through to (increasingly) production. Though of course, most of the complexity is in the scripts/tools themselves, and we have had to build UI and infrastructure around rundeck to make this feasible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Team Lead
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I love give development department the ability to be autonomous, and make them able to deploy environments by their own. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the user interface of Rundeck it is really old-style.

It is not really intuitive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It makes easy for IT deparments delegate some tasks to other internal deparments, like development or QA teams, for instance deploy releases to preproduction or staging environments.

It makes easy to deploy automatic and iterative tasks on several hosts, allowing to group them and making easier boring maintance tasks.

These two features, makes than IT deparment, could dedicate more time to innnovate or find additional improvements, in place of doing task that can be delegated to other

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What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Give developer teams the chance to be autonomous,

These tasks were done before by IT department, so now we have more time for other tasks, such focus on CI/CD Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)