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  1. Role dashboard

    It would be nice to have a Role dashboard.
    Eg. application 1 = role 1 and an overview where all applications (roles) will be shown in a grid

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  2. Component centric dashboard versus release centric

    Currently we have a couple ways to deploy. A main deploy which deploys our entire system 20 components (a service, website, etc) in one release. And adhoc deploys, deploys one component at a time. It would be nice to have a component view versus a release view the main point would be to show the state of each component and what version they are on.

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  3. Ability to run a powershell script **once** before and/or after the deployment

    Sometimes you need to run a script notify other systems before or after a deployment, such as monitoring systems load-balancers etc. (currently we ping NewRelic when we deploy).

    To do this in the current powershell script model you have to be creative by somehow running the script on one of the tentacles. Though there are several ways of doing this they all lead to annoying management issues since you essentially have to choose a tantacle to run the script on. One issue could be that if the tentacle is decommissioned the script stops running (without warning). It would be nice…

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  5. Allow for providing more details than just "Deployment failed"

    For example, if an integration/selenium step has failed, it's nice to know the number of tests that failed. In order make this generic, having special messages in the build log (similar to how Teamcity does things http://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/TCD7/Build+Script+Interaction+with+TeamCity#BuildScriptInteractionwithTeamCity-ReportingMessagesForBuildLog) would be very helpful!

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  6. 3 votes
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  7. Bulk NuGet package version selection on create release screen

    I have 30+ steps in my project. It would be great to be able to bulk change the nuget package version for each version drop down list.

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  8. Pivot dashboard on version number

    Have an optional view of the dashboard (or a separate page) that pivots on version number. We have a lot of environments, and it gets hard to quickly view the dashboard and see which environments are out of date and don't have the same version. Having a list of Project->Version->Environment would help

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  9. Improve User Group Administration

    User Group administration is cumbersome.

    On the group administration screen add the ability to select multiple users at once instead of typing in user names.

    On the user profile page show the groups a user is a member of. Administrators should be able to add users to groups from the profile page.

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  10. Ability to do swing site deployment between staging and production role

    We can deploy a release to staging and then promote it to production, it would be great if as part of the promote, we could swing the existing production deployment to staging and then promote the new release to production and also give an option to rollback to previous release.

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    This is a really interesting suggestion and topic. What I’m not sure about is exactly what Octopus would need to do.

    Normally for these kinds of things, you deploy the site, then change the load balancer to send requests to the new servers (the swing).

    What exactly does Octopus need to do? Should we automatically migrate the machines in the environment that we deployed to between the staging and production environments, and move the deployment to production too (or, should we just rename the staging and production environments?)

  11. Upgrade of tenticals to support Interactive Mode

    We run Tentical.exe in interactive mode rather than the service so that it can run selenium ui smoke tests after deployment.

    When we update the tentical through octopus it doesnt seem to update tentical.exe and also restarts the service.

    It would be great if deploying tentical updates from the octopus server would also update tentical.exe, idealy it would understand that tentical.exe is running interactivly and start this rather than the service after upgrade!

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  12. Start, stop, status actions

    3 new powershell scripts, start, stop and status that will you be able to trigger from the web on each project in a machine and environment.

    the status will tell you if the project is actually running or not (zero not running, 1 running) and will be probably be called every x minutes.

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  13. support environment-specific permissions for viewing variables

    Sometimes variables contain sensitive information (e.g. passwords). Currently, it does not seem to be possible to manage permissions for variables on a per-environment basis. So a developer who is managing a dev environment, but does not have permission to deploy to production, might be able to see and/or edit variables which will be used for deployment to production.

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  14. Allow people to write plug-ins/add-ons with an SDK

    Potentially create some kind of SDK to allow for hooking into various parts of Octopus. e.g.: permissions/users could be given a custom implementation and provided by active directory.

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    Example plugins we should build:

    https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/511
    https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/312

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    We’re going to start on this very soon. I’d love to collect more examples of what people want to do with plugins (not so much how the plugin would work/what kind of extensibility, but the actual problem you want to solve)

  15. Ability to define/change project variables from a file in the step package

    The Octopus engine could identify a file in the root of the package, like "OctoVariables.xml" and automaticaly create or change variables in Project. Something like:

    <variables>
    <add name="MyConnectionString" environment="testing" value="User=test;password=1234;Initial Catalog=TestDb" scope="Step" override="false" />

    <add name="DropAndRecreateApplication" value="false" override="false" />
    </variables>

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  16. Listing/viewing Active Users in Octopus

    It would be helpful to view active users in Octopus prior to placing Octopus in maintenance mode for Server upgrades.

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  17. Octopus Cloud - Packages - shift click support with packages

    It would be nice if you could shift + click to select a range of packages to delete in the Library > Packages for a given package.

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  18. Filter on environments in dashboard

    Could you add a filter for 'Environments' in addition to the current 'Project' and 'Project group' filters?

    We have a lot of environments in our Octoups installation (because we started using octopus prior to the tenants feature) and with the new virtualized dashboard columns we are no longer able to search for specific environments on the dashboard. We need this to be able to see what version is currently deployed to a specific environment.

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  19. Allow for a global setting for the Dashboard Configuration

    Being able to set the maximum projects settings for the Dashboard configuration on a global level would benefit our setup due to the high count of projects in our Octopus instances.

    Most developers have configured their dashboards for their own projects/project groups but a new user, or a user who hasn't configured their dashboard, will experience long loads times on the Dashboard view so I feel that being able to configure that setting at a Global level (reduce the default setting of 200) would reduce the load time for those users and give them a better initial experience on Octopus.

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  20. Add channel to the deploy release page

    On the deploy release page (the one that shows just before actually deploying a release) the channel (if any) is not shown anywhere on the page. Would be very useful to avoid mistakes when deploying.

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