Octopus prerequisites


Version 4.2.430 - Microsoft .NET Core Mandatory On Local Octopus Servers

Description of the Change


Starting with the 4.2.430 version, scheduled for early November 2018, customers with a local Octopus installation will first have to deploy the Microsoft .NET Core component before they can install the update.

This installation can be done now and will not interfere with the operation of the current version of Octopus.

These modifications only apply to the application server (IIS) in your environment. The database server (SQL) does not need to be modified.

The update of the prerequisites is part of the normal evolution of our application. Indeed, the current version of the .NET Framework is from 2010. The new version offers a lot of advantages both in terms of what it allows us to accomplish as a software publisher and performance on your servers.

So, the time has come to ask you to update.

Installing the Microsoft .NET Core Component


End of Support for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008

Since the minimum version required to deploy Octopus is now Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, customers who have a local installation on a prior Windows version will have two choices:

  • Move your installation to the hosted solution where our fully redundant servers are waiting for you.
  • Open a project to upgrade your Octopus local server with our Service Desk (some fees apply).


Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 2008 R2 SP1 (any edition)
  • Windows 2012 (any edition)
  • Windows 2012 R2 (any edition)
  • Windows 2016 (any edition)


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