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  1. When deploying project containing Deploy Release step, allow previewing steps and excluding machines from child deployments

    Currently when deploying a project containing one or more Deploy Release steps (https://octopus.com/docs/deployment-process/coordinating-multiple-projects/deploy-release-step), there is no ability to preview the deployment steps that will be executed in the child deployment, nor the ability to exclude machines from the child deployment.

    It would be nice to surface this information on the create-deployment page of the parent project.

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      3 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Highlight the variable Snapshot difference while updating the release snapshot

      Whenever there is a change in the variable after the creation of the release, we used to get warning saying "Release Snapshot has been changed". But we do have only one option to update the entire release without knowing what has been changed. It would be great if you have any way to find/highlight the variables and their values that will be updated when I click "Update Variables" in the release Snapshot section. It will minimize the risk when it's comes to updating the snapshots for production deployment and it will give a transparent view of what changes are done…

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      • Make variable list usable for configuring IIS bindings.

        When adding a binding to IIS in Octopus, you can only use seperate variable. Every binding needs a new variable. Some of our deployments have over 50 bindings. We create each binding separate. If we use a variable list only the last item of the list end up in de IIS binding. It would help us a lot if we could ad three generic bindings (Test, Acceptation, Production), en in the bindings use a variable list, containing all the IIS bindings.

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        • Support multi-package deploy steps

          Allow package deploy steps to select multiple packages that are deployed in the selected order (with the ability to change the order). We have a website where we deploy a clean copy of a vendors files (makes upgrades easier), then we overlay different 3rd party modules and our solution into the same folder. These packages together create a whole website.

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          • Add variables substitution capabilities

            We keep our deployment configurations in octopus variables and use json substitution the replace them on deploy time

            This could be improved in a few ways:

            - Use the json variables substitution feature on other step templates than deploy a package (for example: run a script)
            - have to ability to substitute also yml files
            - give a variable a null value, the only option now is tho give him empty string, which influence the code.

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            • Allow Package variable type for step template

              I would like to create a step template to run some Postman test suite. For this I thought to pass the test files and environment files to the package. Extract the package somewhere, run powershell in the extracted package and call newman (command line runner for postman).

              But I can't add a 'Package variable' to a step template (like for a deployment step.

              It would be nice to have this as variable for a step template. In the process, you would then get a dropdown with the available packages, and a dropdown with the possible packagefeeds. The script would then…

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              • Show a confirmation dialog when the user tries to delete a step containing multiple child steps

                On the process definition page for Octopus Deploy projects, please show a confirmation dialog when the user attempts to delete a parent process/step containing multiple child steps.
                Prompting the user to confirm deleting n child steps would be a helpful feature to prevent an accidental deletion.

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                • Deploy to Service Fabric

                  The 'Deploy to Service Fabric' process does not provide all the available security mode options available in Service Fabric, we are doing a POC around an on-premise SF cluster using a gMSA which the Fabric will run under the context of and Windows Identities to allow client-to-node communication. the option for using Windows Credentials (in this case it would be the Windows Service Account which Octopus is running under the context of) to connect to the cluster is not available! i.e.

                  Connect-ServiceFabricCluster -ConnectionEndpoint <cluster-domain-name | server hostname>:19000 -WindowsCredential

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                  • Calendar Control Type to set dateTime, for prompted variables

                    We set a datetime in a javascript file that controls our countdown timer on our offline page during deployments. Our deployment guys asks if it is possible to have a calendar and time control to select the correct values instead of entering it manually to prevent incorrect formatting and user error.

                    Thank you

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                    • Add a Runs on targets with all roles

                      alter the current Runs on targets in roles to require thee environment to have all of the roles specified.

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                      • Support freeze/blackout schedules for deployments

                        With an increased release cadence, it would be nice of Octopus supported the idea of creating freeze/blackout calendars that would either (by setting) outright prevent deployments (possibly allowing with authorization by a particular team) or display a warning that the deployment is taking place during a freeze period.

                        Ideally we would be able to associate these freeze calendars with projects or project groups, specify whether it is a warning when deploying or prevents deployment, and in the latter case which team or teams would be able to authorize bypassing the freeze.

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                        • Always use latest package available

                          Hello, mostly in our projects we have two steps with two different packages one for database migrations and second for application itself

                          All applications share same database so migrations package is also shared

                          Suppose we have two environments: test and prod and projects A, B and brand new C project

                          Brand new C project was deployed to test environment first time week ago now it is time to deploy it to production

                          But if we will deploy it as is it will deploy week old migrations package which might brake projects A and B

                          So the question is: is there…

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                          • Add repository retention feature for external feeds

                            Add repository retention feature for external feeds. I'd like to be able to manage package retention on external feeds in the same way that they are managed for the internal feed automatically deleting unreleased packages after a number of days

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                            • Add additional output variables to Terraform Plan step stating if changes required

                              Terraform plan step currently only outputs "TerraformPlanOutput", however this always has values and is not easy to run conditional steps upon.

                              When running terraform with the --detailed-exitcode (https://www.terraform.io/docs/commands/plan.html#detailed-exitcode), you're able to determine if there is a change required.

                              It'd be good to output this as an output variable.

                              Specifically, my use case is that if there are terraform changes required I want to require manual intervention (and send a slack message) for the plan to be approved. If no changes required then don't require intervention, don't run plan, dont send slack notification.

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                              • Ability to retain release indefinitely

                                We often have the case, where a release has been cleared from QAT, but we continue development on QAT until the deployment date comes along a few days later. As it currently stands, there is no way for us to prevent the lifecycle retention policy from removing that release, once we start deploying the releases from the next sprint to QAT. In other words, unless a release is kept as deployed in an environment, we run the risk of it getting deleted by the retention policy.

                                It would be extremely helpful to be able to mark a release as "retain…

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                                • allow the creation of targets before they exist

                                  It would be very nice to extend the Azure Web App style of deployment to also virtual machines. I would like to create an environment and targets in Octopus Deploy and assign roles to the targets before they exist. Then during deployment the machines would be created with Terraform, install tentacles and register to Octopus with the assigned roles. After that Octopus would deploy the actual software.

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                                  • Deploy success report

                                    When a deploying a release, have different greens (the green tick) when the step passed but was not deployed:
                                    - Same version already on tenant
                                    - Newer version on tenant.

                                    Otherwise, and since it is not evident, one has to open every of the step and, at least, check the duration of the step.

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                                    • Allow variables in offline file drop target definitions

                                      It would be very useful to be able to use variables to specify the Drop Folder Path, Applications Directory, Working Directory, and Sensitive variables password so they can be centrally set for a related group of offline file drop target.

                                      Suggestion after an original support request https://help.octopus.com/t/using-variables-in-target-definition/19031

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                                      • Display Deployments Requiring Manual Intervention for a Release

                                        When viewing details for a particular release, we used to be able to see any active deployments that are currently awaiting manual intervention. It seems this is no longer visible in Octopus 4.0. In order to view this, we need to go back to a project's "Overview" to see any deployments that have pending intervention steps to approve. This complicates the workflow.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Nithin are you talking about in the release page? If so then the deployment status should already be visible, including if it's paused for manual intervention (icon looks like an eye). Could you log a ticket through supportoctopus.com along with screenshots so that we can investigate?

                                        • Environments screen to filter by Tentacle or Calamari updates

                                          In v4, it would be helpful to know how many machines in each environment need Calamari and/or Tentacle upgrades (possibly next to the health indicators on the right?)

                                          As of right now, customers can't see (from this overview) which servers need updates.

                                          At a minimum, we need an API filter that allows us to search for servers that need Tentacle or Calamari updates.

                                          Source: https://secure.helpscout.net/conversation/479027453?folderId=557077

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