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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. As a DevOps Engineer, I would like to be able to create a new service, or update an existing service in a Docker Swarm using an Octopus Step.
    For this to work for us, we would need to assign or alter Networks, Secrets, Environment Variables, and HRM Labels.
    The commands involved would be "docker service create" and "docker service update"

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  4. If you have multiple tenants that you deploy to, and each deployment has a manual intervention step, you have to approve each one individually. As this can become very cumbersome, it'd be a great improvement to be able to give approval once and apply that for each tenant's deployments. Specifically a checkbox to select which ones to approve in one go.

    Source: http://help.octopusdeploy.com/discussions/questions/9189

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  5. There should be a way (via the user interface) to clone a LifeCycle.

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  6. The instruction field on a manual intervention is currently limited to just hard coded text. It would be helpful if it could display variables from a deployment. This would allow me to:

    1) Run a script which:
    1a) gets the current deployed version
    1b) gets the new version being deployed
    1c) contacts our build tool (Teamcity in my case) to get information on the changes involved in the build
    1d) create a list of hyperlinks to each change between the two versions.
    2) Contact our ticketing system to get the details of the release
    3)Display those links to the code…

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  7. It would be nice to support Azure DevOps Artifacts Universal Packages feeds. We are slowly moving to Azure DevOps Artifacts (for artifact management only), and would like to use Universal Packages.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/artifacts/quickstarts/universal-packages?view=azure-devops&tabs=azuredevops

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  8. It would be incredibly useful to be able to set up notifications to slack channels directly from a subscription, rather than having to hack it together with Zapier.

    A selector to pick which channel to send the message to would be lovely as well.

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  9. We have an on-premise Octopus instance and are using VSTS for our build process. I'd like to be able to push our NuGet packages to the VSTS built in repository and be able to trigger an Octopus release creation so that Octopus just sucks down the NuGet packages and starts the deployment.

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  10. The current Deploy An IIS Website step (as of 3.6.0) allows Octopus to create a website and its application pool in one step; however, unlike the separate Create App Pool step, this combined step does not allow the user to specify that the app pool be allowed to run 32-bit applications.

    Since most web apps actually run faster in 32-bit mode, due to the lower overhead of the smaller pointers, and also for the benefit of people who have to support third-party libraries which are not available as 64-bit assemblies, please add the ability to set the application pool bit-ness.

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  11. It would be really handy to be able to link directly to a particular line in a log file. So instead of sharing a URL like:

    https://myoctopus.co.uk/app#/projects/Projects-539/releases/0.1.622/deployments/Deployments-11427

    I could share this instead:

    https://myoctopus.co.uk/app#/projects/Projects-539/releases/0.1.622/deployments/Deployments-11427?line=123

    so that whomever I was sharing the URL with could be taken straight to the part of the log file that warrants their attention.

    We use TeamCity for our builds and that has this ability to deeplink into a build log, it would be nice to have the same for our deployment logs.

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  12. It would be nice to have a publicly accessible dashboard so everyone in company could see the version for environments. This should be accessible without logging into Octopus. Public release notes for versions would be nice too.

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  13. We're moving away from using Web.Development.config, Web.Staging.config, etc. filenames towards Octopus variable libraries. One of the things I miss the most is the facility provided by SlowCheetah's Visual Studio extension to right-click a config transform and select "Preview transform" - I often want to configure my local code to run in dev or staging mode for reproducing bugs and load testing.

    How about a VS extension that allows you to choose a project, environment and step, and then give you a side-by-side preview of your local config file vs. the post-deployment config that would be deployed by Octopus? Showing these…

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  14. 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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  15. It would be nice if Octopus supported process templates on a per project basis. This would allow the user to define multiple templates for any given project and select the template to use when the release is created. There are a couple use cases for this:

    1) Deploying multiple versions of projects that contain different components. For instance:

    I have MyProject v1.x which contains components A & B. This version is in the final stages of QA and is getting bug fixes that need released directly into the QA environment on a daily basis.

    Meanwhile I have MyProject v2.x which…

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  16. step 1 remove web server from load balancing server(s)
    step 2 deploy website
    step 3 add webserver to load balancing server(s)

    similar to http://octopus-deploy.tenderapp.com/discussions/problems/15836-powershell-child-step-cannot-be-executed-on-octopus-server
    and
    https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/641

    15 votes

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  17. Please add support for uploading artifacts also via the user interface.

    Uploading reports/approval documents or other files to a release is currently not possible via an upload button. We have to do a workaround using a script that uploads files from a specific folder or using the API to attach files to a release.

    Especially during Octopus approval steps people need to upload documents.

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  18. Microsoft opened up a preview for ARM base Azure Cloud Service, which is probably hinting on them moving away from a Classic cloud service deployment model:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cloud-services-extended-support/overview
    Please add support for this type of targets.

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  19. Given an JSON settings file which has an array element

    e.g. { "Users": [] }

    Use Octopus variables to insert into the array rather than just replace values.

    e.g.
    define Users:0:Username = user
    define Users:0:Password = password

    Would result in the object getting inserted

    { "Users": [ { "Username: "user", "Password": "password" } ] }

    https://help.octopus.com/t/json-configuration-can-it-insert-into-an-array/24317/7

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  20. Allow package deploy steps to select multiple packages that are deployed in the selected order (with the ability to change the order). We have a website where we deploy a clean copy of a vendors files (makes upgrades easier), then we overlay different 3rd party modules and our solution into the same folder. These packages together create a whole website.

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