October 19, 2023

Get Actionable Insights with AIDA™️ CD Error Analyzer 

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Key takeaway

Continuous Delivery Today

In the DevOps landscape today, Harness has grown to be a leader in innovation. Continuous delivery has become a backbone in efficient and reliable software deployments, streamlining software development processes. 

Using Harness’s platform, let’s take a look at how the CD  module works. In a dream world, every time I deploy my code to a pipeline, it would run successfully. But unfortunately, in the real world, we know that this is not always the case. Seeing the red alert that my deployment has failed leads to developer toil. But with Harness’s new innovative AI toolkit, this stress can be eliminated.

In this blog, we will go over the AIDA CD Error Analyzer feature and how it can be used to perform root cause analysis and remediate issues.

Let’s start by taking a look at some example deployments in my project. I am seeing a few failed pipelines. How can we quickly remediate that?

A screenshot depicting my pipeline names and their deployment status in the Harness platform.
Harness Pipeline Studio

How does AIDA Change the Landscape?

AIDA CD Error Analyzer is an innovative AI DevOps tool engineered to provide comprehensive root cause analysis (RCA) and remediation steps for failed pipelines. RCA is important in the world of continuous delivery because it helps identify underlying causes of issues that arise during development and deployment, leading to pinpointing the error and resolution. Ultimately, RCA contributes to the delivery of high-quality software, and AIDA will help us achieve that goal. 

Failed Deployment in my Pipeline Studio

Let’s take a look at one of these failed pipelines as an example of how AIDA benefits software delivery teams. Before clicking on the purple AIDA button, let’s dive into the typical workflow of resolving failed pipelines. 

Manual RCA Causes Unnecessary Toil

To resolve this failure, engineers would have to open the console view to discover the error and have to sift through logs to find the root cause.

Let’s take a look at what that would look like in our Harness platform.

Sifting Through Execution Logs

A Better World with AIDA as Your DevOps Assistant 

Now, let’s ask AIDA to help us by pressing the purple button. In a matter of seconds, AIDA analyzes these logs for you to come to the relevant error message and suggested remediation step. This eliminates toil, improves productivity, and helps you continuously improve faster. 

Easy RCA and Remediation

In this case, I had an image pull error. AIDA provided the root cause of the error and suggested remediation steps for me to quickly fix it. 

How does AIDA CD Error Analyzer Work?

AIDA is built as an enterprise-ready privacy-first solution and is powered by innovative GenAI technology and advanced algorithms. 

For AIDA CD Error Analyzer, Harness uses the execution logs to render the AI remediation responses. For more detailed information, refer to our comprehensive privacy guide.

Uncovering Actionable Insights Using AIDA

Using AIDA, teams will be empowered to write meaningful code and reduce developer toil. They will experience the following: 

1. Increased Productivity:

  • With AIDA CD Error Analyzer, teams can streamline their CD processes by identifying and remediating issues faster than ever before. This leads to increased efficiency in the software delivery pipeline, reducing waste and toil and improving resource utilization.

2. Rapid Issue Resolution:

  • AIDA CD Error Analyzer promotes faster issue resolution by pinpointing the root causes of pipeline failures. Software teams can take immediate corrective actions with the suggested remediation step, leading to quicker turnaround times for issue resolution and software deployment.

3. Improved Pipeline Reliability:

  • AIDA CD Error Analyzer helps identify and address issues early in the Continuous Delivery pipeline. By catching problems at their root, it ensures that the pipeline remains reliable, reducing the likelihood of bottlenecks or disruptions.

4. Continuous Learning:

  • AIDA CD Error Analyzer facilitates continuous learning by capturing and documenting the root causes of issues and their resolutions. For new developers, this information is crucial to learn more about DevOps best practices and RCA. Additionally, for all members, this knowledge can be used to prevent similar issues in the future and to educate team members on best practices.

Start your elevated CD journey today.

AIDA CD Error Analyzer is a valuable AI DevOps tool that not only identifies issues in pipeline failures, but also contributes to eliminating toil and empowering developers. It is an essential feature to add to your developer toolbox to help you achieve your goals of delivering high-quality software efficiently, reliably, and in the most productive way possible. 

Interested in harnessing the power of AI across the SDLC?

With AIDA CD Error Analyzer being a GA feature, a member of our Harness team can guide you through enabling it today.

If you are interested in learning more, sign up for an AIDA demo today and explore the capabilities of Harness AIDA in a dynamic software delivery landscape. 

If you are interested in learning more about how we are infusing AI capabilities across the SDLC, check out other blogs in our AI Feature Focus series to learn more! 

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