Octopus expects your package to contain all of the files needed to run the application when it is deployed (along with any scripts needed for deployment, and any configuration transformation files, etc).
An ASP.NET MVC application, packaged using NuGet for example, would look like this:
While a Windows Service application might look like this:
Note that in both examples:
- Only binaries and files needed at runtime are included - C# source code files, for example, are not in the package.
- The binaries aren't just for the current application - they also include any other assemblies needed for the application to run.
Create Your Packages
How you create your packages depends on which package type you wish to create. Octopus generally treats all packages the same, so choose the tooling and package type that is easiest for you to create. For example:
- ASP.NET apps (.NET Framework): use OctoPack.
- Windows Services (.NET Framework): use OctoPack.
- .NET Core apps: use
dotnet publishon the project followed by
octo.exe packon the output directory.
- Working with TeamCity: use our extension,
octo.exe packor even the built in tools for TeamCity.
- Working with VSTS: use our extension and/or
- If you just want to package up a folder as-is: use
octo.exe packor just zip it up!
As long as you can create one of our supported packages, you can deploy your application with Octopus Deploy.
In This Section
The following topics are explained further in this section: