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What is a StackPack?
What is a StackPack?
This page describes StackState version 4.3.
The StackState 4.3 version range is End of Life (EOL) and no longer supported. We encourage customers still running the 4.3 version range to upgrade to a more recent release.
StackPacks are plugins for StackState that extend functionality and provide automated integration with external systems. They can be easily installed and uninstalled from the StackPacks page in StackState.
There are two types of StackPack:
Some StackPacks allow you to connect to multiple accounts on an external system. Each account is configured in a separate instance of the StackPack.
For example, the AWS StackPack can connect to multiple AWS accounts and combine information from all accounts in StackState. For each account, a separate StackState instance is configured with the information required to receive data from that AWS account.
StackPacks contain configuration information for StackState that is installed when the StackPack (instance) is installed. Amongst other things, this could be component templates, functions, component actions and views. When a StackPack is upgraded, the configuration items installed by the previous version of the StackPack will be overwritten by those from the newer StackPack. This means that any manual change made to these configuration items will be overwritten when the StackPack is upgraded.
To prevent a user from making changes to configuration items installed by a StackPack that will be overwritten on upgrade, these configuration items are locked by default. This means that they are protected from being changed by the user and must explicitly be unlocked before they can be changed.
The available StackPack add-ons and integrations can be found on the StackPacks page in StackState. You can also find details on these pages:
StackPacks can be installed and uninstalled from the StackPacks page in StackState. Full install and uninstall instructions are provided.
- A StackPack may require manual installation steps or configuration of the external system. Please read the instructions provided carefully.
- When a StackPack or StackPack instance is uninstalled, all data received via the StackPack (instance) will be removed from StackState.
- Any (manual) configuration or installation of StackPack components in an external system may need to be uninstalled separately.
If a new StackPack version is available, an alert will be displayed on the StackState UI StackPack page and you will have the option to view the upgrade details and read the release notes. If the new release is a minor upgrade from the currently installed version, you can also upgrade the StackPack from here.
To upgrade to a new minor version of a StackPack, click UPGRADE NOW on the StackPack page in the StackState UI.
Note that all StackPack configuration items will be overwritten when you upgrade. To continue using any changes made to these, choose to KEEP the existing configuration when you upgrade the StackPack. For details, see locked configuration items.
Note that all StackPack configuration items will be overwritten when you upgrade. Follow the steps below to continue using any changes made to these items.
- 1.Before you upgrade, export each customized item:
- Go to the Settings page in the StackState UI.
- Click on Export in the ... menu for each customized item.
- 2.Upgrade the StackPack (uninstall and reinstall).
- 3.Change the
identifierfor each exported item:
- Open the export file in a text editor.
- Edit the top-level
- Save the export.
- 5.The customized configuration items will now be available in StackState and can be copied to the newly installed StackPack configuration items.