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  1. We have numerous Windows servers running the Ocotpus tentacle service. These servers are running various versions of Win2008, 2012 and powershell. Different Octopus powershell scripts have different minim powershell versions so it's important to make sure that powershell is the correct version on each server. It would be very helpful if we could see environmental info such as Windows Version and Powershell version for each tentacle machine (perhaps on the machine settings page in Octopus)?

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  2. 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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  3. I want to be able to upload sql script files to run as a separate step.

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  4. 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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  5. We are using Azure Autoscale for virtual machines, when our machines startup and shutdown they need to be disabled in the octopus server to prevent deployments from hanging because some of the enabled agents are not running.

    Another factor of supporting auto scale would be to ensure a newly started machine has the currently deployed version of an application deployed.

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  6. It is also important to be able to search where variables are used.
    If you for example refactor the way variables are defined, it is very hard to see if a definition has become obsolete.

    I think an optimal way to implement this could be to add a link by each variable telling how many places they are used, and if you click it, you get a list to navigate to the different locations the variabel is used.

    If you look for a more advanced way of solving this, I believe the fundamental problem is, that some variabels are to…

    3 votes

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. we want to quickly identify if a release had skipped process steps.

    Some kind of icon or status color.

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  10. Some of our services have large config files and we will allow some settings to be defaulted (not configured through the Octopus UI) and others must be configured. I would like a Project Level setting to be included that if enabled would decorate the deployed config file with some indication that Octopus overrode the setting. This would help tremendously to be sure which settings were defaulted and which were set by Octopus.

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  11. While we make great of environments and machine roles for our production servers and devices, we still find it difficult to manage certain test scenarios without having to maintain a very large collection of test environments in order to mimic each distinct production environment. It would be nice to have an option, at the deploy time, to override or set certain variables, allowing a single test environment that can be dynamically configured to use various settings.

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  12. Step template should not run if minimum power shell version is not met.

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  13. It would be great if the NuGet package ID could contain a variable that was resolved on a per environment basis instead of only once when the deployment is created.

    We have the same process for each client with a different installer and out current solution has been to package them all into single NuGet package and then grab the correct one on a per environment basis with a powershell step.

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  14. We would like to create one step template that will send an email to the developers with the deploy result.
    It would be nice to have a variable like Octopus.Deployment.Result to include the deploy result in the Email subject.
    As far as I can see you can not use powershell or the if structures from the Email body?

    2 votes

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  15. Most of our deployments begin by first copying existing deployed files/code to another folder as a backup. This is required in case a quick rollback is required.

    Would be nice if I could zip those files to save disk space.

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  16. Allow Octo.exe create-release command line to specify an alternative NuGet feed than the one(s) indicated on the steps of a project.

    We have a DEV feed which is used for all development builds and development deployments. Due to circumstance beyond our control, we cannot have our development environment match all other environments close enough to want to promote releases from development.

    We have a MAIN feed that is for all other environments (QA, TRAIN, PROD).

    The problem we have is that a deployment step is tied to a specific NuGet feed. This means having to maintain two versions of a…

    2 votes

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  17. I want to use Octopus to deploy an application without having to store a nuget package or create a release for it. The reason for this is that some of my automated tests are end to end tests that I run against a deployment in my WiP environment. If these tests fail, I don't ever want to be able to deploy that version of the application. The best was I see to do this is to be able to directly deploy a package through Octodeploy. Once these pass I could potentially create a release from what I just pushed or…

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  18. OctoPack is a build time tool not a project dependency.
    Adding the developmentDependency attribute will allow other tooling understand this.

    see http://nuget.codeplex.com/workitem/1956 for more info on developmentDependency attribute.

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  19. Currently when we need some tools (sqlpackage.exe, sqlcmd.exe, some DLL...) to be present on the tentacle for our deployment script we create a NuGet package with the tool and have to manually add a Deploy Package step for each tool to deploy it in a standard path so we can then use them from PowerShell scripts/

    It would be great to have a tool library:
    - we create a tool by specifying a NuGet package, a name and a description
    - in each steps (template steps or process steps) we can specify which tools is needed
    - when deploying the…

    2 votes

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  20. When creating a release the user is given three options to configure a package version for each step, Latest, Last, Specifc. The default is Lastest.

    Allow the user to specify the package version default behaviour in each step.

    The user could then ensure a package stays at a particular version without having to set the version each time they create a release.

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