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  1. Scheduled deployments allow select release versions

    Hi,
    We would like to select certain release versions in the scheduled deployment triggers similar to how we create a new release and can select a release version
    Currently it doesn't seem to be possible and it uses only the latest release
    Hope this can added in the next Octopus release
    Thanks,
    KK

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  2. Improved variable grouping in UI

    Hello!

    While working with variables in octopus I thought it would nice to “group” variables so that it’s easier to navigate. This would allow someone to organise and reason about the variables easier.

    Anyways, here goes:

    A.B.C[Foo] = 42
    A.B.C[Bar] = 3.14
    A.B.C[Foobar] = 256
    The above naming of variables would imply that they are related in some way. Therefore it would be nice if the UI could display them as such

    A.B.C[]

    Foo = 42
    
    Bar = 3.14
    Foobar = 256

    Obviously this is fairly arbitrary in the use of the [] but I think the idea is clear…

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  3. Performing dry run with octo.exe push (--whatif)

    Looking at the documentation for “octo.exe push” (https://octopus.com/docs/api-and-integration/octo.exe-command-line/push), but I cannot see any option to perform a dry run. The ‘create-release’ command has a ‘whatif’ param, and it would be really handy to have this on the ‘push’ command as well.

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  4. Add a Python Modules feature to script modules and script templates

    Adding the ability to have modules pre-installed gives much more flexibility to the Python scripting feature.
    Having this available the same way "Referenced Packages" is available to PowerShell scripts would be very helpful.
    Having it apply to Script Templates as well as Script Modules would be the best.

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  5. Use Python Virtual Environment instead of root Python

    Using a virtual environment would be much more secure, and it would potentially give the opportunity for admins to modify the environment without changing the configuration on the servers directly.
    Also, it would give Octopus the ability to package Python as part of Calamari rather than the admins having to install Python on all the Tentacle servers.

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  6. Support Python's 'logging' module rather than 'print*'

    Support python’s built-in ‘logging’ module rather than ‘print’. it’s very easy to use and supports different log levels out of the box, and logs to stdout by default. I am getting “name not defined” errors using the ‘printverbose’ command when I try to edit scripts outside Octopus.

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  7. Output more info alongside NativeCommandError

    Rather than throwing a standard PowerShell error stack (which is only helpful in a PowerShell script), there should be some kind of log output from the Calamari that gives an indication as to what the error is (in the case of Python, a full stack trace would be nice).
    NativeCommandError's are almost always unhelpful because the output is always truncated after "${env:TentacleHome}\Calamari\[version]\Calamari.exe" run-script

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  8. hide/retire/disable step template

    It would be great to be able to hide/retire/disable step templates from the Installed Step Templates view, so that our user would not be able to add the specific step anymore.

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  9. Notes for Project Variables

    Have another column for the project variables for notes/documentation. This would allow for information about what the variable is for, possible lists of valid choices, what those settings do. Most are self explanatory, but some do need additional documentation and it is better than keeping this info in a separate location.

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  10. Allow adding tags for AWS CloudFormation Stacks

    Currently if I were to deploy a CloudFormation template using the AWS CLI I would have the option to specify tags for the stack.

    The tags defined at the stack level propagate to all AWS resources in the stack that support tagging.

    Since our stacks generally correlate to an environment such as 'staging' or 'production' it would be useful to supply an Environment tag to the stack and have this applied to all resources.

    Octopus currently does not allow us to specify the tags for the stack in the 'Deploy an AWS CloudFormation template' step.

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  11. Handle network card changes differntly

    We had an issue where Azure changes out our network card which caused octopus to hang waiting for the interface to come back online as if the cable was just unplugged. As the interface was changed this meant the service hung until it was restarted. We would like to see octopus handle this better / perhaps crash out when the network goes away for a longer bit of time so that the service can restart on its own and pick up the new network.

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  13. Create a point in time restore out of the audit logs

    Add a button on the audit log screen to restore deleted items. I am specifically looking for the ability to restore deleted process steps or other unintended changes to the configuration.

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  14. Allow specifying Machine Policy for machine in Azure Resource Manager Template extension

    Specifying Policy for a machine in a new Tentacle through the Azure Extension Agent would be valuable.

    In our scenario we use ARM templates for new infra structure as code for "cattle". The extension allows for dynamic creation of short-lived environments in Development.

    However, we want to utilize the Octo automatic de-registration of agents as dev infra is removed via Machine Policy. (Machines in Octo disappear when automatically after a developer is done with a VM.)

    Having the "Policy" as a parameter to the extension would allow this to be setup easily one time instead of a post-build step manually…

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  15. Have Tenant name fully display on Infrastructure page without hovering

    It would be helpful if you could have the Tenant name display on the Infrastructure page under Deployment Targets instead of hovering.

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  16. Include unhealthy tentacles in the Deploy Release screen

    On the Deploy Release screen, if you have multiple Tenants selected, you see, per Tenant, if there are any “Unavailable” Tentacles for that tenant. We would like it to also show how many “Unhealthy” Tentacles there are, ideally as a separate, less severe (yellow?) classification.

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  17. Enable worker pool support for 'Deploy a Package' step

    We have nearly a dozen client/WPF projects that primarily consist of backing up a directory and then overwriting it with an updated package (size ranging from 20-350MB). Each of these projects push their packages to 20 remote servers, but the servers cannot host tentacles due to our security policies, so we run the steps from one of our Octopus hosts (via tentacle installed alongside the manager service). This is slow and expensive on the Octopus host, especially when there are many other deploys underway. Worst of all, it forces steps to deploy in serial versus parallel because all steps are…

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  18. Click on role in process to show related machines

    I am aware that it is possible to filter targets by role in the Infrastructure UI. However, my usual workflow is to notice a role in a deployment process of a project and then try to look for that role.

    Currently, this means copying the role name, going to Infrastructure and pasting the role there.

    My request: Allow the role labels on deployment steps to be clicked in order to open a new tab at the "infrastructure/machines?roles=<clicked role>" URL.

    Should be super simple to implement and significantly reduce the amount of clicks needed in this scenario (which is very frequent,…

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  19. Integrate Octopus with ServiceNow

    the ability to integrate ServiceNow form approve or change approve to trigger octopus deploy

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  20. A project should have a unique identifier

    We run automation on our projects and found that each project does not have a unique identifier. The slug should be unique but we've found that when the project name has been renamed, the slug changes as well.

    It would be nice to have some unique id that cannot be changed.

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