Deploying to Tentacles over the Internet

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19 May, 2017 04:12 PM


Im not sure if its possible, but i need to deploy to endpoints that aren't on the same subnet or connected via VPN, so purely over http/https

I've test the connection using the tentacle ping test which is successful, so i know the octopus server can hit the endpoint, but i cant add it.



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John Simons on 21 May, 2017 11:53 PM

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    Hi Tom,

    Sorry to hear that you can't deploy a package to a tentacle.

    When you mean "tentacle ping test" are you referring to the tentacle health checks ?
    Could you send us the log for the deployment that failed, ?


  2. 2 Posted by TommyQuality on 22 May, 2017 08:17 AM

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    Hi John,

    There is a tool called tentacle ping/pong test that verifies that the tentacle is available on the target endpoint.

    I've not been able to add a endpoint to octopus, that is my issue.

    When i monitor the firewall logs i can see that the octopus server isn't even attempting to communicate over the internet. If i post the endpoint url in a browser on the octopus server i can see the logs appear in the firewall. So i know that the octopus server can hit that endpoint, i know that the tentacle is available following the ping/pong test so it looks like octpus console doesn't call out over the internet.


  3. 3 Posted by TommyQuality on 22 May, 2017 11:32 AM

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    I've sorted this now, it seems any external endpoints need to be manually configured rather that letting Octopus discovery the server automatically.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by John Simons on 23 May, 2017 12:10 AM

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    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for letting us know, if there is any other issue, let us know.


  5. Paul Stovell closed this discussion on 31 Aug, 2017 05:48 AM.

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