Blog posts

Outage on - report and learnings

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

Why are there so many definitions of lead time?

Find out why there are multiple definitions of lead time and how you can use them to improve software delivery.

Removing the Azure VM extension for Tentacle

Find out why the Azure VM extension was deprecated and the recommended way to deploy Tentacle Windows VMs in the future.

DevOps uses a capability model, not a maturity model

As DevOps adoption increases, it becomes more likely the certification industrial complex will try to apply the wrong model.

Inside DevOps with Stephen Shamakian

A series where we share lessons learned from those on the frontlines of DevOps. Our next post features Stephen Shamakian, DevOps Senior Principal Engineer.

Using variables for Kubernetes without breaking YAML

Injecting Octopus variables into your Kubernetes YAML scripts is easier to perform with extended support for the existing structured variable replacement functionality.

A beginner's guide to containers

A brief overview at containers covering what they are and why they're useful.

Choosing a container platform

A look at different container platforms and their suitability.

Live updates of Kubernetes objects during deployment

Introducing the Kubernetes Object Status check feature, providing a live update of Kubernetes objects during deployment.

How to measure DevOps mean time to recovery (MTTR)

Find out why mean time to recovery has problems and what to do about it.

Creating a high-performance DevOps toolchain

Discover the elements of a high-performance DevOps toolchain and the research that backs it up.

Inside DevOps with Dale Francis from Climavision

A series where we share lessons learned from those on the frontlines of DevOps. This post features Dales Francis, Director, Product Development at Climavision.

Redesigned Tenants overview dashboard

Learn how we redesigned our Tenants overview dashboard to make it easier to view and manage thousands of tenants.

Octopus UI navigation uplift

Find out about the changes we're making to the navigation experience in Octopus Deploy.

Building versus buying software

Probing the pros and cons of building software yourself compared to buying a product.

Deprecating Mono

Octopus Deploy is planning to drop support for deploying to SSH targets via Mono. Learn why we made this decision and how to move to .NET core.

Octopus enterprise deployment patterns

Learn the common deployment strategies enterprise teams can adopt with Octopus.

Exploring the managed instance and space patterns

Learn how to implement the managed instance and space patterns in Octopus

Enterprise deployment patterns reference implementation

Learn how to deploy the example reference implementation demonstrating the enterprise patterns.

Synchronizing projects in managed spaces

Learn how to implement the full lifecycle of projects created as part of the enterprise patterns

Validating Config as Code projects

Learn how to implement automated checks of Config as Code projects during pull requests.

Using the Deploy a Bicep template step

Learn how to configure our new Deploy a Bicep template step

Polling Tentacles over standard HTTPS port

Learn how to use port 443 for Polling Tentacles instead of the non-standard 10943.

Introducing Step Retries

Learn about our new Step Retries feature to combat transient connectivity issues and improve deployment success rates.


ZipBombs and Octopus Deploy

Octopus Server actively prevents ZipBomb-based denial-of-service attacks using a number of preventative measures.

Managing Octopus subscriptions

Control Center is where you manage your Octopus subscriptions and their associated user access.

OCL Syntax for Config as Code

A description of Octopus Deploy's OCL file format.

Polling Tentacles over port 443

Octopus Polling Tentacles open a connection to the Octopus Server over port 443 to ask the Server if there is any work to do.

Private cloud migration

Guidelines for migrating an on-premises Octopus instance to private cloud hosting

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