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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 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.

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 22-24 - Different package for different step templates, moving Octopus & Octopus Server version comparison

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.

Creating a Selenium WebDriver test framework

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

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.

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 EC2 instance in AWS with CloudFormation

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

Creating an EC2 Octopus Worker with CloudFormation

Learn how to deploy an EC2 configured as an Octopus Worker via a CloudFormation template.

Adding versions to your GitHub Actions

GitHub Actions are a powerful new feature for GitHub users, but they lack native versioning capabilities. In this blog post, we’ll see how to implement versioning.

DevOps Down Under 2013

Octopus Deploy is a bronze sponsor for DevOps Down Under 2013. Hope to see you there!

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.

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.

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.

Selenium series: Environment specific handling

In this post, we learn how to customize WebDriver operations based on the target environment.

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.

Building a dynamic worker army with Terraform and AWS autoscaling groups

How to create dynamic worker infrastructure using Terraform and AWS autoscaling groups.

Importing variables with the Octopus REST API

How the REST API can be used to add variables

Continuous Delivery with Octopus and Kubernetes

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

Difference between docker.io, docker-cd, and Docker Desktop

Learn which version of Docker to install for your operating system.
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Documentation

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

Debugging PowerShell scripts on remote machines

This guide provides details on debugging PowerShell scripts with Octopus Deploy.

Dynamic Worker pools

Dynamic Worker pools are used in our cloud product to dynamically create and assign workers to running tasks. This page describes how dynamic worker pools work.

Trend indicators

Insights helps spot performance trends

SSH target

Configuring Linux servers as SSH deployment targets in Octopus.

Provision AWS resources with Terraform

With runbooks, you can use Terraform to create resources in AWS.

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