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  1. 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • Better view of un-tenanted deployments

            Currently when I add tenants to the project an overview is changing. Without tenats I see deployment for al channels. After adding even one tenant overview changes so I see un-tenanted deployments as single bar. And I see no option to see previous overview which were very helpful. We are working with feature branches with a lot of different channels and now it is hard to check which version is on which environment. It will be great if I can see old overview after clicking "un-tenanted" icon.

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            • Allow for specific files that were added by OctoPackEnforceAddingFiles, to be excluded in package

              I cannot not use /p:OctoPackEnforceAddingFiles=True with MSBuild. This parameter is absolutely indispensable. It is not even an option.

              However I do not want all the files in the build to be included in the package.

              The nuspec file and the exclusions ability therein does not allow to exclude files that were added by OctoPackEnforceAddingFiles.

              The effect of this is that I can’t use one of the best features of Octo : deploying to IIS.

              Because of a few files that I can’t exclude from the build, I need to deploy to a folder, remove the files that I want, and…

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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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                • allow using Filters with Conditionals in Run Conditions

                  I have a step to optionally delete database before deploying, depending on value of a variable. The behaviour I would like to see is:
                  (Variable value -> Run Step)
                  True -> run step
                  true -> run step
                  False -> skip step
                  false -> skip step
                  potato -> skip step

                  However, "potato" is truthy so the step runs with run condition "#{DeleteDatabase}" - however, the run condition "#{if DeleteDatabase == "True"}True{/if}" causes the variable to be case sensitive.

                  Is it possible to use the ToLower filter instead an if conditional? This seems like the simplest approach to solve my needs.

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                  • Enable the search on the Certificates page to search the SAN names and notes

                    It would be useful to be able to use the search box on the certificates page to search for a SAN name and also the Octopus notes field on an individual certificate

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                    • Allow to mark a deployment step as mandatory (un-skippable)

                      Right now only manual intervention steps cannot be skipped during a custom deployment. It maybe good to be able to mark any step as unskippable.

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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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                        • Allow configuration transforms for JSON files

                          Currently the Configuration Transforms runs configuration file transforms on XML formatted config files.

                          It would be useful to enable config transforms on JSON files as well, e.g. an appsettings.json file.

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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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                            • Add the ability to reset a tenant variable to the project default value

                              To do this right now I have to go to the variable template and manually copy/paste. It would be great if the Default option could be added next to the 'Use a custom expression' button.

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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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                                • 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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                                  • Allow the use of C# script (.csx) using .NET Core

                                    ScriptCS will no longer be supported under .NET Core.

                                    Please enable support for dotnet-script (https://github.com/filipw/dotnet-script) so that C# scripts can be executed under .NET Core

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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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                                      • Button to promote to an environment ENV1 enabled when promotion is already happening. Could be disabled.

                                        Button to promote to an environment ENV1 enabled when promotion is already happening. Could be disabled intermittently till promotion succeeds/fails.

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                                        • Make Azure steps runable from Tentacles.

                                          The building azure steps only support running on the Octopus Server.
                                          Please make it so we can run this from the Tentacles.

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