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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.

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.

Deploying a Node.js application with Octopus Deploy

Learn how to use Octopus Deploy to deploy an application written in NodeJS with a MongoDB back-end.

Creating a Selenium WebDriver test framework

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

Webinar - DevOps Deep Dive

All your DevOps questions answered

Lessons learned using Docker for development and testing on Windows

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

High Availability performance benefits

Octopus Deploy High Availability is our offering for customers where Octopus Deploy has become a critical piece of infrastructure. In addition to the benefits of extra reliability, High Availability provides performance gains over a single Octopus Server. Our aim was to provide a linear performance increase as you add nodes to your High Availability cluster.

Deploy Google's Online Boutique microservice stack in Octopus

Learn how to import an existing microservice application stack into Octopus, as part of our Kubernetes training series.

Tentacle versioning and when to update

Every time a new Octopus Server instance is released we also bump the Tentacle version. Here's why and what to do about it.

Featured Step Template: HTTP - Test URL

Test that a URL responds at the end of a deployment

Reusable YAML with CircleCI orbs

An overview of using and creating CircleCI Orbs.

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.

ConfigMaps and Secrets

Learn how to configure applications with ConfigMaps and Secrets, as part of our Kubernetes training series

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.

Continuous Delivery with Octopus and Kubernetes

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

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.

Blue/green deployments

Watch the blue/green deployment strategy, as part of our Kubernetes training series

Getting started with Docker

This post opens our Kubernetes training series. First, learn how to install Docker on your local workstation.

Installing a development Kubernetes cluster

Next in our Kubernetes training series, learn to to install a local development Kubernetes cluster with kind.

Creating Docker containers

Next in our Kubernetes training series, learn how to create a Docker image and run it as a container.

Deploying to Kubernetes with Octopus

Learn how to configure a Kubernetes cluster as an Octopus target and deploy applications to it, as part of Kubernetes training series.
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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

Capture a crash dump

How to capture a crash dump to help the Octopus team diagnose problems when something unexpected happens.

Accessing container details

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

JSON formatted output

Formatting output from the Octopus CLI

Trend indicators

Insights helps spot performance trends

API

The Insights API

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