Immutable Infrastructure, Re-Use Existing Thumbprint


I am automating the installing of the Octopus Tentacle in my infrastructure. With every deployment we destroy the VM and re-create it with the same hostname.

In the initial installation we register the tentacle on the Octopus Server which of course creates a deployment target with a unique thumbprint.

What I wish to do is when the VM is destroyed and re-created, to re-install the Octopus tentacle and have it use the same thumbprint as original so that the deployment target registers as the same target.

Could you advise on the best way to do this from your experience?

Actually all good sorted this using your very good documentation.

Hi Listell,

Thanks for getting in touch! That’s great to hear you’ve gotten this sorted with the help of our documentation! It’s great to hear that has been helpful. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns in the future. :slight_smile:

Best regards,


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