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  1. There are times where a release only has to be deployed only to a subset of machines, which can be achieved using the "Deploy to a subset of machines" option. But by default this option has all the tentacles enabled which could cause problems if the user doesnt disable all the machines that he doesnt want to deploy to.

    It might be a good idea to add a config to the project so the subset of machines is set to "none" instead of "all machines", forcing the user has to hand-pick them one by one.

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  2. The same user may be assigned to different teams, and would like to have the set of projects and environments that are displayed on the dashboard to be filtered by which team the user is currently acting as a member of. For example, user Bill is a member of the Sustaining Team and also the New Development team. He would like to log in and then choose the Sustaining team as the team he is operating under for that login session, so that he then only sees projects and environments that are relevant to Sustaining Team members.

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  3. Pass an environment variable to deployment PS scripts that lists the names of sensitive variables. We would like to mask these in our file logs and currently only have the choice to output NO variables or worse, log the sensitive variable values.

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  4. Each step template parameter appears next to each other on the UI and there is no way to group them as far as I can see. It would be nice to have a way to group parameters and display them nicely inside the UI.

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  5. I'm working in an environment where web servers are sitting in a DMZ that only allows incoming HTTP traffic - no outgoing traffic at all is permitted without going through numerous administrative channels to get ports opened. I do however have full administrative access to the server only.

    I could deploy a tentacle in this scenario if I had some kind of web resource that acted as a proxy for a listening tentacle. Octopus would manage the tentacle via <site>/octopus-deploy.axd instead of through the usual listen port.

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  6. Would it be possible to update the releasenotesfile switch on octo.exe to allow for HTML files? My build server currently creates an html report for the releasenotes, which i would like to attached to the release via the "octo.exe -releasenotesfile" switch but it always displays an blank section. If I attach a plain text file is works, but I would like to be able to format the report.

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  7. With really complicated deployments (55+ steps w/ 30+ package steps) having the ability to set the deployment up and save all of the desired steps and packages would be great. It can take some time to 'get everything right' set up all the steps.

    So doing this and 'Saving' the deployment would mean this can be taken care of in advance and then just having to hit the deploy button on actual deploy time.

    Source: https://octopusdeploy.uservoice.com/admin/tickets/2663

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  8. we are constantly switching branches that we install to our different environments. Noticed the disk are running full and realized it is because packages from old branhces are never automatically removed with current retention policies.

    Teamcity has the feature of cleaning out "More than X days older than the last 'build'" and "Older than the X-th successful 'build'"

    As I'm writing this I realize it might be quite hard to figure out if a deployment is still in use.. maybe if no current octopus project maps against the packages installed on the tentacle, it can remove the packages/applications from the…

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  9. Disabling a feature from a step should either remove the configuration (clear out the fields) or provide a visual queue that there is configuration that that will affect the step that is not visible.

    I had a step performing an xml transformation. I removed the transformation feature, created a release and deployed but the transformation still occurred. I had to re-add the feature and clear the transformation fields to stop the step from performing it.

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  10. On the environments page, enable desired state configurations to be created and applied to roles. The desired state could be achieved using script templates (similar to deploy process). The desired state could be applied on a schedule or on drift.

    There would need to be a way of updating the desired state configuration when something is modified in the deploy process ie. adding a new web site.

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  11. In addition to displaying the project release version on the dashboard, it would be nice to see the associated package versions as well.

    e.g.
    Dashboard
    Dev
    myServices 1.0.1 (myWebservice1.0.2 + myWindowsservice1.0.3)

    At present, if you want to find out what package version is associated to a project release you need to drill into the project.

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  12. Not too often, but occasionally we have to update a project or variable library with a lot of changes. It would be great if there was a way to lock the variable set so after someone spends 30 minuets updating the variables they don't get a message stating that they can't save because another user made a change during this time.

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  13. I've been looking through the REST Api,

    GET /api/variables/names HTTP/1.1

    Seems to show you the names of the variables in use. But there is no existing way to get a definition of what these are through the REST API. This would be highly useful for automated testing.

    Some of these system variables are also used inside of the deployment variables. It would be nice to be able to have access to the system variables, in order to resolve the environment variables.

    This way a tester could read from Octopus deploy REST API, and execute specified tests.

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  14. On the tentacle manager screen, we currently see the 'Home directory' and 'Logs directory'. How about also showing the default 'Application directory' to which the tentacle deploys?

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  15. on the dashboard, if you hover a deploy, you will get more information on that deploy in a little info-box. We would like to see the same behaviour but for the environments. If you hover "dev" it will list you what servers it contains, and a little icon for if it's up and running or disabled/not healthy)

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  16. I'd like to be able to 'tag' an environment with one or more variables and then be able to use these variables in my release process.

    My specific use case is that I'm deploying to Azure and want to set the slot based on the environment being deployed to (Production or Staging). This works nicely with the use of #{Octopus.Environment.Name} if my environments are specifically named "Production" and "Staging", but I'd like to be able scope my environments to project groups and this requires them to have unique names. So I name my environments something like "<project>-Production" and "<project>-Staging", unfortunately…

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  17. Add an option to create a deployment package just like a zip file with parametrizable powershel script file and all packages as a single setup step for non-octopus driven deployment from the deployment steps.

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  18. We have a host that controls UAT and production. They manually promote sites by hand currently but are open to something automated that they control.

    Internally we have a CI environment and test server but don't want to give access to the host to our intranet or active directory or expose our octopus deploy to the host.

    We would like to see the state of releases in UAT and production on the same board as our CI release.

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  19. Sorry if this has already been discussed.

    I was creating some powershell modules and I noticed there is no option to set dependencies on other modules.
    This would be great. Right now I am using the description to track the dependencies, but is not ideal.

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  20. It will be really helpful to be able to enable/disable PC/Tentacle environment wide.

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