Octopus Deploy Documentation

Lifecycles

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Lifecycles give you control over the way releases of your software are promoted between your environments. Lifecycles enable a number of advanced deployment workflow features:

  • Control the order of promotion: for example, to prevent a release being deployed to production if it hasn't been deployed to staging.
  • Automate deployment to specific environments: for example, automatically deploy to test as soon as a release is created.
  • Retention policies: specify the number of releases to keep depending on how far they have progressed through the lifecycle.

Lifecycles are defined by phases. A lifecycle can have one or many phases.

  • Phases occur in order. One phase must have a complete successful deployment before the next phase will be deployed to.
  • Phases have one or more environments.
  • Environments in a phase can be defined as automatic deployment environments or manual deployment environments.
  • Phases can have a set number of environments that must be released to before the next phase is available for deployment.

You can specify multiple Lifecycles to control which projects are deployed to which environments.

Lifecycles are managed from the library page by navigating to Library ➜ Lifecyles:

The Lifecyles area of the Octopus Web Portal

Learn more about Lifecycles.

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