I created a dedicated space to manage our projects that deploy to our Kubernetes clusters. So far it is working well, but I am seeing a need emerge.
Sometimes our Kubernetes cluster gets temperamental and just needs to be rebuilt. Obviously if I do that I have to worry about downtimes for my users. I am considering a way to be able to have an “active” and “inactive” cluster.
For most of it, I can make it work fairly easily. But when I switch between the active and inactive clusters, I will need to ensure that the latest versions of my applications are deployed on the “to-be-activated” cluster.
Basically, I would take my Octopus Space and point it at the inactive cluster, then tell it to re-deploy all its applications (for the environment(s) that correspond to the cluster). Then I would swap the clusters (so the active cluster is inactive and the inactive cluster is active).
Is there a way to get octopus deploy to re-deploy all the applications in a space to a given environment?