Licenses - what is a machine?

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09 Feb, 2018 09:58 AM


Is anyone able to clarify what counts as a machine with regard to licensing? We have a few tentacles but the majority of environments that are deployed to are Azure web apps.

If I run octo list-machines it only lists the tentacle deployment targets..



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Reece Walsh on 12 Feb, 2018 01:04 AM

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    Hi Ed,

    Thanks for getting in touch,

    Each license allows you three separate concurrent Octopus Server instances (as detailed in the EULA

    In regards to the machine limit advertised in the pricing area of our website, the machines that count towards that limit include Tentacle, SSH endpoints and Offline Drops (Cloud Regions are not counted towards the machine limit in your license)

    I hope this helps explain this!

    If you require any further assistance or clarification please let me know :)

    Kind Regards,


  2. 2 Posted by Pavel on 05 Sep, 2018 12:55 PM

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    Is there any simple way how to get that number of machines from Octopus server or from its database? Is it visible somewhere?

    For example we use machines (one tentacle) assigned to multiple environments so it's little bit harder to count it from there.

    Kind Regards,


  3. 3 Posted by Yannick on 26 Sep, 2018 12:17 PM

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    I would like to know this as well.

    Kind regards,

  4. 4 Posted by ed.wilson on 26 Sep, 2018 12:48 PM

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    Its much easier to see after you have a license installed.

    Prior to a license you see (/app#/configuration/license)

    Worker pools 1/1
    Projects + Users + Targets 10/20
    Workers 0/1

    After installing a license it gets separated out

    License Limits
    Projects 18/Unlimited
    Targets 9/15
    Users 9/Unlimited
    Worker pools 1/Unlimited
    Workers 0/Unlimited

    So, essentially the licensed is used up with targets and 9 above are all tentacle deployment targets. Deployments to azure subscription accounts don't seem to be counted.


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