Creating your first workflow

Fylamynt can help you tap into that right brain creativity, with a visual and intuitive interface that makes automated workflow creation as easy as, well, drag and drop.

The workflow editor page offered in the product is where all the magic lies. You can simply drag, drop and connect nodes on the canvas to create a workflow that suits your needs.

How do I reach the "Canvas" (Workflow Editor Page)?

  1. Click on "Workflows" available in the left panel of the product.

  2. Click on "New Workflow +" available in the top right corner.

  3. Enter a suitable workflow name and click on "Create Workflow" to open the "Canvas".

  4. There are three panels on this page that will help you create your workflow.

    1. Left Panel - Library of integration actions. Click on the "+" icon in the top left to open and close the library.

    2. Center Panel - Canvas where you can drag and drop actions to connect them and create a workflow.

    3. Right Panel - Action configuration panel where you get to enter the input parameters and explore the output parameters for a particular action that you have selected.

Please go through the following sections for more information on workflows.

Workflow as Code

We like to call this “workflow as code” because our user interface gets out of your way and lets you switch seamlessly between drag-and-drop and coding scripts in Python and JSON, without loss of information.

You can select from a comprehensive library of connectors and automated actions to connect any part of your cloud. You can select from a list of actions to create a workflow to solve a specific business task such as fixing an incident that caused the website to be down.

Workflows are flexible

Workflows can be a combination of actions, operators and even nested workflows. As you edit a workflow, Fylamynt will automatically fill in all the context needed for an action or a conditional operation. For example, the region, environment and input for specific actions (e.g. scanning a Terraform state file and importing all states) are autofilled.

Actions in a workflow are specific to performing service tasks. Fylaymnt provides pre-built actions and service integrations, or connectors, to simplify and speed workflow deployment.

Services can include:

  • SaaS services such as DataDog, Splunk, etc.

  • SaaS execution services such as Terraform, CloudFormation, Ansible, etc.

  • Public cloud services such as CloudWatch, RDS, etc.

Workflows in action

Workflow triggers can be manual, a “job” that is run on a schedule or an alert from monitoring service or tool (e.g. Splunk On-Call or PagerDuty alerts)