Channels allow you to change the deployment process based on the version of your application. In this video Floyd walks through an overview of channels and demonstrate using one to release an application hotfix.
- [Instructor] Channels allow versions of your application…to have their own lifecycle, steps and variable values.…Channels are created within projects.…In this example our project has two channels.…The first channel is for version 1.x of the application.…It uses Lifecycle 1 and has two steps.…The second channel is for a newer 2.x version…of the application, the new version of the application…has an additional deployment step,…and has a different lifecycle because…the environment needs have changed.…
If we modify our project to meet the version 2 requirements…without using channels, we would no longer be able…to release version 1 of the application.…By using channels, we can make sure…that all version 1 packages are deployed using channel 1,…and version 2 packages are deployed using channel 2.…Let's head over to Octopus and set up a channel that we…can use to deploy the older version of our application.…The goal of this demo is to setup a channel…that will allow us to create hotfixes for…the 1.x version of our software.…
- What is Octopus Deploy?
- Working with the Octopus server and tentacles
- Using variables to scope configuration items such as roles and targets
- Installing and configuring Octopus Deploy
- Deploying a sample application
- Configuring a build server, adding a project, and creating a release
- Controlling release flow with life cycles and channels