Send email to person who started deployment when deployment is interrupted and requires guidance
When deploying in guidance mode and a step fails and requires someone to manually ignore/fail/retry it would be nice if the person who started the deployment could be emailed to let them know that the deployment requires their assistance (and/or possibly any other notification that octopus supports).
This is useful for long deployments as you don't want to be constantly checking to see if there has been an issue with the deployment.
Michael W commented
This is very important, please make it a priority. I can't add my vote since I'm "out of votes." (What's up with that?)
We have automated deployments that run 24x7.
We had an unexpected server shutdown, and when the server came back up, the OD tentacle service did not start.
So several automatic deployments were queued up for over two hours whilst the first one was silently waiting for failure guidance.
Everyone was emailing me asking why their code has not yet been deployed!
OD developers, please make this a priority to send an email when guidance is needed.
James Harling commented
Custom steps would be nice. Notifications could be sent via email, slack, etc.
Huw Jenkins commented
What might be a better idea may be to allow a custom step to be run when guidance is required that way people can use whichever notification system they'd like.