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Outage on octopus.com - report and learnings

Public incident report and our learnings about the octopus.com DNS disruption from January 25 – 26, 2023.

Ask Octopus Episode 11 - Automatically Cancel Tasks, Progression Prevention and Compliance

Once 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 28-30 - JSON configuration substitution, Octopus server as cattle & Active Directory breaking changes.

A couple of times a week we meet up and talk about some of the most interesting questions we have gotten and how we went about solving them.

Ask Octopus Episode 16-18 - Stopping Deployments during Upgrade, Upgrading Octopus & Automatically Auditing your Projects

Once 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.

Beyond Hello World: Containerize a real-world web application

This post demonstrates how to containerize a real-world .NET Core web application with web services and databases.

Creating EC2 instance in AWS with CloudFormation

Learn how to create Windows and Linux EC2 instances in AWS with example CloudFormation templates

Lessons learned using Docker for development and testing on Windows

Some of the lessons I learned using Docker for development and testing on Windows

Creating a Selenium WebDriver test framework

Learn how to create a WebDriver project in Java with this blog series.

Installing Tentacles with DSC in AWS CloudFormation templates

Learn how to configure a target work Worker Tentacle when creating a new EC2 instance with CloudFormation.

The new DevOps performance clusters

Explains the changes and additions to performance clusters in The State of DevOps Report 2022.

Competition: Build the Octopus Library

Help other Octopus users by sharing your reusable step templates

Octopus: now with more Chocolatey goodness

Chocolatey packages for Octopus are now available

Webinar - The Right Way to Integrate Octopus Deploy with Azure Pipelines

Learn how to create your own end-to-end model for implementing an automated DevOps pipeline.

Kubernetes deployments made easy - Octopus Deploy 2018.9

Kubernetes deployments made easy! Octopus 2018.9 includes our first-class support for Kubernetes Deployments including infrastructure support for Kubenetes Clusters and rich deployment steps to simplify your deployment process.

Maintaining your own version of the Azure CLI

Learn how to manage your own version of the Azure CLI and why we no longer support tooling.

Manually push build information to Octopus

This post describes how to manually push build information to Octopus so you can see your commits and issues/work items alongside your deployments.

Variable substitution in files with Octopus 2.3

Replace portions of a file using Octopus variables

What's new in Octopus 2.2

PowerShell console, PowerShell conventions, and IIS bindings

RFC: Monitoring and Service Management

What if Octopus could monitor the Windows Services and IIS websites that you deploy?

Continuous Delivery with Octopus and Kubernetes

This training series provides a step by step walk-through building multi-environment deployments with Octopus and Kubernetes.
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Documentation

Troubleshooting build server integrations

General guide to troubleshoot integrations between build servers such as TeamCity or Azure DevOps with Octopus Deploy

Accessing container details

Docker steps provide access to container details, including network, volume, environment variables etc., and make them available in subsequent steps.

Trend indicators

Insights helps spot performance trends

Java error messages and troubleshooting

Java deployment steps include a number of unique error codes that may be displayed in the output if there was an error

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