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  1. 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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    • 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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      • promote a whole environment

        We have "major deployments". At this time we have to deploy all our applications (~ 70) at once. So it would be nice to have a possibility to deploy all projects from environment-1 to environment-2

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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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            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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            • Scope variable to Package/Step

              We have a project existing out of 60 packages.
              In every package the in a appsetting in the config file.
              We now need to have in 1 specific package another value for the appsetting.
              Now we need to create a new appsetting in the config file and do some coding to read another appsetting for that 1 specific package.
              If it would be possible to scope a variable to a spefic step/package would be nice.

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              • Service fabric option to set 'TimeoutSec' & 'Async' parameters

                When setting up a service fabric process, we should be able to set the 'TimeoutSec' and 'Async' parameters to allow for deploying larger service fabric applications.

                See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-deploy-remove-applications#register-the-application-package for more information regarding the parameters

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                • Color Coordinate

                  Different color for version #'s on different environments.

                  For instance right now they are both green even if the version numbers are different.

                  So Test v1.0.1 | Prod v1.0.0 both show green but at a quick glance on the dashboard it would be nice that Prod would be a different (vague) color to signify it is a different version that is on test.

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                  • Tentacleless deployments using WinRM

                    Now that Octopus Deploy can do deployments via SSH, it seems like it would be fairly simply to implement the ability to do deployments by connecting over Windows Remote Management (WinRM).
                    Agentless deployments is a selling point used by other deployment tools, and now that Octopus Deploy can do "agentless" deploys via ssh, it would make sense to enable the same support for Windows machines as well using native Windows functionality.

                    This would provide several potential advantages depending on the deployment infrastructure:
                    - No service needs to be running on each deployment machine
                    - No additional firewall port needs to…

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                    • allow Tentacles to only retain the current release

                      Currently the Tentacle retention policies keep the currently deployed release, plus a user-defined number of older releases for the client.

                      Since retention policies don't run until after a successful deploy, this means that there's a minimum of 2 deployed versions on each Tentacle.

                      I would like it if Octopus would be able to clean up the prior release once it successfully supplants it.

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                      • Allow disabled or inactive an Enviroment.

                        Sometimes you may need to disabled the entire enviroment rather than individual machines. or at least have an option within the enviroment to disable all machines.

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                        • Add ability to loop a deploy step where multiple roles and role scoped variables are present

                          Have a scenario where I need to deploy the same package multiple times **on the same set of servers** under different custom directories and different IIS web applications. There are role scoped variables which get picked up for custom installation directory and also appsettings.

                          I understand that the documentation under https://octopus.com/docs/key-concepts/machine-roles clearly states:

                          "This means that the step will only execute on Tentacles with at least one of those roles. This does not mean that if the step is scoped to multiple roles that it will run for each role. Instead it will run that step for all machines that…

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                          • Visual compare of variables between releases

                            There seems to be no way of comparing variables between releases. Having this feature would give confidence that only expected variable changes make it into a release

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                            • When creating a new release show notification if any variables changed since previous release

                              When creating a new release, if any variables have changed since the last release then a warning box should be shown saying that "Variables have changed since the last snapshot" and have the option to view these changes.

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                              • UI Request - Comparing differences between process-snapshots

                                Frequently, when DevOps is deploying a release to Production they encounter the classic Warning:
                                --> "The deployment process has changed since this snapshot was taken."

                                This triggers a fire drill where dev, ops, and qa need to figure out what changed, when, and if the change is retro-actively required in previously issued releases. Generally the exercise results in dev identifying the small change and that the change is required going forward (vNext) but NOT needed last quarter's release. We have to manually download the json snapshots and load them into text diff tool. It's tedious and time consuming. It's awesome…

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                                • Support for Kubernetes

                                  The new Docker features debuting in recent versions of Octopus are really promising, and I'm excited by the Docker Compose RFC published late last year.

                                  Kubernetes is becoming increasingly popular as the production deployment environment of choice for containerised applications. It offers functionality very similar to Azure Service Fabric, in terms of auto-scaling and self-healing of services and applications, but is based around container images rather than zip files.

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                                  • allow projects to have default tenants

                                    i have a few projects with one tenant purely to enable easy filtering of environments and shared settings between tenant projects.

                                    any time i deploy the project i need to select the one and only tenant to do so. would be nice if i could set that particular tenant as the default option for all deploys.

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                                    • Deployment Blocker

                                      It would be nice to be able to place a blocker on a tenant or environment to highlight there may be a reason not to deploy.

                                      I would imagine there would be a small icon over the tenant image to show this with the ability to see notes as to why.

                                      Cheers
                                      Jimmy

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                                      • Add Let's Encrypt support to the Certificates Library functionality

                                        I love the Let's Encrypt integration with the OD server. Setting up SSL for the server is so simple, and I don't even have to worry about renewals as this is taken care of for me.

                                        Now imagine this same functionality for all of your IIS sites.

                                        This is how I envision it could work

                                        - I go to Library > Certificates > Add certificate
                                        - I'm given the option of importing a cert (i.e. the current functionality), or I can chose to use Let's Encrypt
                                        - After picking Let's Encrypt, I'm prompted for a bit of info- domain, email…

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                                        • Add option to run Powershell script via -Verb runAs (i.e. right click, "Run as Administrator".)

                                          We ran into this problem because as a part of our deployment process, we need to stop a service (which isn't a part of our deployment), clear a cached file that the service was holding onto (which IS a part of our deployment), and then restart the service.

                                          Even though the Octopus tentacle has admin rights, and can start/stop a service via the control panel (i.e. log on as the Tentacle user, open the Services cmdlet, and you can start/stop services), to do so via a *Powershell* script requires you to right click on it and selected 'Run as Administrator',…

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