I’m one of happy users of Octopus in my company. We are using Octopus to run some end-to-end tests after a deployment. This is done by same Tantacle for different projects. When we run 2 deployments (different projects) one after another, the second one is blocked for a while mostly because of the tests that are running for the first deployment. The tests could run in parallel for those 2 deployments. Is there way to parallelize this test-run step? Or maybe parallelize all steps that are done on this one specific Tentacle?
Thanks for reaching out. You can run deployments in parallel from a single Tentacle be following the setup shown on the link below. But this will work at “deployment level”, meaning you cant just do this for a particular step, but for the whole deployment.
Hope that helps
Thanks for your response. I was hoping there might be a way of having the parallelism on the step level. Why is blocking the default behavior? I’m afraid if I bypass the mutex on the Project level, that might break something else.
The default behavior is to block (actually “queue”) parallel deployments as a safety measure.
Why do you think that bypassing the mutex would break something? We have plenty of other happy users using this feature without problems :). Maybe you can give it a try on a test project?