Defining the runbook process for workers

The runbook process is the steps the Octopus Server orchestrates to perform various tasks on your infrastructure. To first understand how runbook processes work, we will add a single step to run on the Octopus Server (if self-hosted) or on a worker (if Octopus Cloud). Future steps in this tutorial will configure additional steps to run on your servers.

The Hello world deployment process

  1. From the Hello Runbook runbook you created on the previous page, click DEFINE YOUR RUNBOOK PROCESS.
  2. Click ADD STEP.
  3. Select the Script tile to filter the types of steps.
  4. Scroll down and click ADD on the Run a Script tile.
  5. Accept the default name for the script and leave the Enabled check-box ticked.
  6. In the Execution Location section, select Run once on a worker (if you are on self-hosted Octopus, select Run once on the Octopus Server). If you are using Octopus Cloud and want to use Bash scripts change the worker pool from Default Worker Pool to Hosted Ubuntu.
  7. Scroll down to the Script, select your script language of choice, and enter the following script in the Inline Source Code section:
Write-Host "Hello, World!"
echo "Hello, World!"

If you are using Octopus Cloud, Bash scripts require you to select the Hosted Ubuntu worker pool. The Default Worker Pool is running Windows and doesnโ€™t have Bash installed.

  1. Click SAVE.

The next step will run the runbook.

Further Reading

For further reading on runbook processes and what is possible please see:

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