Octopus Deploy is an automated software deployment and release management server. It is designed to simplify deployment of ASP.NET applications, Windows Services and databases. Octopus Deploy is used to deploy applications securely to servers that are on-premises or in the cloud. It has a web-based interface, which can be used to modify and execute deployments, and a dashboard that teams can use to view the status of deployments.

In a typical installation, a team would commit code to their existing source control system.[5] A continuous integration server would then compile the code and run unit tests. The last step of the build process would be to bundle the binaries, content files and configuration files into a package that is ready to be deployed. Octopus is then designed to deploy this package, and promote it between environments. For packaging applications, Octopus Deploy uses the NuGet package file format from Microsoft.


Octopus is a friendly deployment automation tool for .NET developers. Octopus works with your build server to enable reliable, secure, automated releases of ASP.NET applications and Windows Services into test, staging and production environments, whether they are in the cloud or on-premises.


  • Basic understanding of Windows system concepts
  • Familiarity with Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Familiarity with a Text Editor
  • Experience with managing
  • Systems/applications/infrastructure or with build/deployments/automation
  • Familiarity with developing and building software
  • Familiarity with Visual Studio 2005, 2008, or 2010
  • Familiarity with their organizaiton's development process
  • Be able to read and understand C# and C++ code (all source code will be provided)


  • 30 Hours instructor led online class
  • Hands on Approach - We emphasize on learning by doing.
  • Life time free re-enrollment to future DevOps courses
  • Life time free access to all learning materials including
  • Class recordings
  • Presentations
  • Sample Code
  • Projects
  • Total Lab Infrasture in cloud and 24x7 available
  • 70% of the class is consist of Lab
  • Each week assignments(total 4) with personal assistance
  • Two real time senario based projects with standard evaluation
  • 24x7 online support to queries during and after the course completion
  • 1 dedicated class for Interview preparations


The basic course program is outlined here:

Getting started

  • Octopus in your delivery process
  • Install the Octopus server
  • Create environments
  • Add machines to your environments
  • Package your applications for deployment
  • Create a project
  • Define your deployment process
  • Create a release and deploy it
  • Next steps


  • Installing Octopus
  • Installing Tentacles

Key Concepts

  • Environments
  • Projects
  • Project Groups
  • Lifecycles
  • Machine Roles
  • Channels
  • Tenants

Packaging applications

  • Package repositories
  • Supported Packages
  • NuGet packages

Deployment targets

  • Azure Cloud Service Target
  • Azure Web Apps
  • Cloud Regions
  • Offline Package Drop
  • SSH Targets

Deploying applications

  • Deploying packages
  • Configuration files
  • Custom Installation Directory
  • IIS Websites and Application Pools
  • Windows Services
  • Custom scripts
  • Delta compression for package transfers
  • Email notifications
  • Step Templates
  • SQL Server databases
  • Guided failures
  • Manual intervention and approvals
  • Scheduled Deployments
  • Automatic Release Creation
  • Run steps in parallel
  • Artifacts
  • Variables
  • Deploying to Azure
  • Substitute Variables in Files

API and Integration

  • TeamCity
  • Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)
  • Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • Bamboo
  • Continua CI
  • Jenkins
  • Octo.exe Command Line
  • Octopus.Client
  • Octopus REST API
  • Calamari


  • Canary deployments
  • Blue-green deployments
  • Multi-tenant deployment pattern
  • Isolated Octopus Deploy servers
  • Branching
  • Rolling deployments


  • Auditing
  • Backup and restore
  • Managing multiple instances
  • Managing users and teams
  • Octopus database
  • Retention Policies
  • Script Console
  • Script Modules
  • Upgrading
  • Data migration
  • Reporting
  • Server configuration and File storage
  • High Availability

How to

  • Get the raw output from a task
  • Debug problems with Octopus variables
  • Manually fail a running or cancelling task
  • Move the Octopus Home folder and the Tentacle Home and Application folders
  • Troubleshoot Listening Tentacles
  • Expose the Octopus web portal over HTTPS
  • How to create an API key
  • Export and import Tentacle certificates without a profile
  • Run Tentacle under a specific user for use in PowerShell
  • Report on deployments using Excel
  • Specifying a custom container to use for AD Authentication
  • Capture a crash dump
  • Run multiple processes on a Tentacle Simultaneously
  • Stage package uploads
  • Enable web request logging
  • Configure Environment-specific configuration transforms while keeping sensitive values in Octopus
  • Push a NuGet package that already exists
  • How to use custom certificates with Octopus Server and Tentacle
  • Reference files within a package
  • How to run steps on the Octopus Server
  • Sensitive Properties API Changes in Release 3.3
  • Deploy to a Specific Subset of Targets
  • Migrate Azure Targets into Azure Steps