Octopus 2.0: Health checks will now check for free disk space [feedly]

More goodness from octopus deploy. a situation that has happened to me a few times on test amazon boxes where the default disk size settings were selected, not a huge problem as you can create an ami with a larger virtual disk and launch a new instance with that resizing the partition

But it's a 30 minute job by the time it's back up and deploy-able to. Always better to catch these first and do a planned upgrade rather than a failed deployment letting you know.
 
 
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Octopus 2.0: Health checks will now check for free disk space

Hard disks are cheap, but running out of free space is a common problem when it comes to managing application servers, especially virtual servers. Octopus isn't meant to replace Nagios or other health monitoring tools, but we do have a basic health check that we run every 30 minutes against your servers. A good suggestion came up on UserVoice: report free disk space in the health check.

This is the health check summary in Octopus 2.0:

Health check summary showing a warning if disk space is low

Clicking through, you can see the details for all the fixed disks:

Health check summary showing a warning if disk space is low

As I said, this feature isn't meant to replace your existing server monitoring tools, but if you don't already have something in place, hopefully it's useful. Happy deployments!