I wanted to make sure of sharing this because it really saved my bacon this week. There’s a longer post in the pipeline, possibly over at Domain’s forthcoming Tech Blog, but here’s the meat.
For the last couple of sprints I’ve been working on an end-to-end CloudFormation/DSC solution to stand-up new load-balanced, auto-scaling, self-healing, IIS8.x clusters ready to host various websites and microservices.
End-to-end of course means everything. No-touch from running the initial New-CFStack call to, 20 minutes later or so, hitting the LB in a browser and seeing our app-code in production.
Among the many pre-requisites for this is a configured Octopus Deploy Tentacle, and that’s what I’ll chat about here for a moment.