Short post this time. I was reviewing the newsletter for Ocotopus Deploy and came across an article on automatically restarting Octopus Tentacle services.
I liked the idea but as part of my automate all the things preference at the moment I thought it should be possible to do this without getting an GUI involved. Fortunately this is easily possible. Start a console/cmd session with suitable Administrator rights and type the following:
sc failure "OctopusDeploy Tentacle" reset=0 actions= restart/0/restart/0/restart/0
This happily set the first / second / subsequent failure actions.
sc config "OctopusDeploy Tentacle" start= delayed-auto
To set the startup to ‘Automatic (Delayed Start)’
Script console worked well. Just used the following powershell to update a bunch of tentacles.