Cleaning environments

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Octo.exe can be used to delete/remove machines with a particular status from environments on your Octopus instance.

This command was added in Octo.exe 3.3.4.

This is most useful when your environments can have temporary/ephemeral machines. The best example of this is in virtualized or cloud environments where new machines are created and destroyed frequently.

Using Octopus 3.4 or newer?
We added first-class support for automatically cleaning up environments.

octo clean-environment [<options>]

Where [<options>] is any of:

clean-environment options

      --environment=VALUE    Name of an environment to clean up.
      --status=VALUE         Status of Machines clean up (Online, Offline, 
                             Unknown, NeedsUpgrade, CalamariNeedsUpgrade, 
                             Disabled). Can be specified many times.
      --health-status, --healthstatus=VALUE
                             Health status of Machines to clean up (Healthy, 
                             Unavailable, Unknown, HasWarnings, Unhealthy). 
                             Can be specified many times.
      --disabled=VALUE       [Optional] Disabled status filter of Machine to 
                             clean up.
                             [Optional] State of Calamari to clean up. By 
                             default ignores Calamari state.
                             [Optional] State of Tentacle version to clean u-
                             p. By default ignores Tentacle state

Common options: 

      --help                 [Optional] Print help for a command
                             [Optional] Output format for help, only valid 
                             option is json
      --outputFormat=VALUE   [Optional] Output format, only valid option is 
      --server=VALUE         The base URL for your Octopus server - e.g., 
      --apiKey=VALUE         [Optional] Your API key. Get this from the user 
                             profile page. Your must provide an apiKey or 
                             username and password. If the guest account is 
                             enabled, a key of API-GUEST can be used.
      --user=VALUE           [Optional] Username to use when authenticating 
                             with the server. Your must provide an apiKey or 
                             username and password.
      --pass=VALUE           [Optional] Password to use when authenticating 
                             with the server.
      --configFile=VALUE     [Optional] Text file of default values, with one 
                             'key = value' per line.
      --debug                [Optional] Enable debug logging
      --ignoreSslErrors      [Optional] Set this flag if your Octopus server 
                             uses HTTPS but the certificate is not trusted on 
                             this machine. Any certificate errors will be 
                             ignored. WARNING: this option may create a 
                             security vulnerability.
                             [Optional] Enable TeamCity or Team Foundation 
                             Build service messages when logging.
      --timeout=VALUE        [Optional] Timeout in seconds for network 
                             operations. Default is 600.
      --proxy=VALUE          [Optional] The URI of the proxy to use, eg 
      --proxyUser=VALUE      [Optional] The username for the proxy.
      --proxyPass=VALUE      [Optional] The password for the proxy. If both 
                             the username and password are omitted and 
                             proxyAddress is specified, the default 
                             credentials are used. 
      --logLevel=VALUE       [Optional] The log level. Valid options are 
                             verbose, debug, information, warning, error and 
                             fatal. Defaults to 'debug'.

Basic example

The following command will clean any offline machines from the production environment.

Octo clean-environment --environment Production --status Offline --server --apikey MyAPIKey

Learn more about Octo.exe, and creating API keys.