Public incident report and our learnings about the octopus.com DNS disruption from January 25 – 26, 2023.
Ask Octopus Episodes 37-39 - Diagnostic logging, restarting a failed upgrade & deployment channels with child projects.A couple of times a week we meet up and talk about some of the most interesting questions we have received and how we went about solving them.
Seq is a server that makes it easy to analyse and search structured logs
Ask Octopus Episode 13-15 - Blue/Green Deployments, HA Cluster configuration & Exposing links in deployment logsOnce a week a few of us will gather to talk about some of the most interesting questions we have gotten over the past week and how we went about solving them.
Ask Octopus Episode 25-27 - Centralized Logging, Worker working directory contents & Octopus/TeamCity IntegrationOnce a week a few of us will gather to talk about some of the most interesting questions we have gotten over the past week and how we went about solving them.
What are rolling deployments and why are they useful? This post covers the rolling deployment pattern and practical examples of how to implement it with different tooling.
Octopus Cloud: Western Europe region is now available
See pods being deployed with either rolling updates, recreates, or blue/green deployments.
This post provides a step by step template you can use to generate high quality runbooks in Octopus.
By automating deployments, they become less painful and more reliable, which allows you to make them more frequently.
Rob Pearson sharing what it's like to work at Octopus Deploy and a bit about the company culture.
Octopus 3.4 introduces expanded proxy support so Octopus Server and Tenacle can now communicate to each other through HTTP proxies.
Octopus 3.4 introduces multi-tenant deployments to allow you to deploy your releases to the same environment within the context of different tenants! So what happens if you don't want to deploy a release to a tenant?
Introducing multiple tenants to your deployment process in 3.4.0 has impacts on how that release progresses through its life cycle. Tenants can define required environments and un tenanted deployments can ensure deployments can be made where a tenant context is not relevant.
How to dynamically include new infrastructure during a deployment
Reasons you should deploy early and often.
A guest post that explores the benefits of automated deployments.
Why and how your should automate your database deployments
Proposed changes to better support using Octopus to deploy in distributed environments.
This post explores why automating scripts to deploy database changes is valuable and some of the benefits of database deployment automation.
Octopus 3.4 introduces elastic and transient environments and this post explores the evolution of auto-deployments in this context.
Octopus 3.4 introduces the concept of machine policies which enable the automatic deletion of unavailable machines after a configurable time period has elapsed.
Octopus 3.3.21 introduces ability to pass parameters to scripts.
Exploring how to define variables in a multi-tenant world.
How to turn on variable logging and export the task log to help the Octopus team resolve deployment issues.
When your scripts emit messages Octopus will display the messages in the Task Logs at the most appropriate level for the message.
How to enable web request logging to help the Octopus team analyze usage patterns and detecting performance problems.
Octopus Server and Tentacle log file locations and details.
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