Parallel actions on a tentacle not done by default for safety reasons

When setting up a build step to run in parallel with another step I am presented with a warning on the Web UI that says:

Please note that even with this setting, each target (excluding Azure endpoints) will
still be limited to only performing a single deployment activity at once for safety
reasons. See how to override this behavior.

Would you elaborate on what the safety concerns are? The online help referenced in ‘See how to override this behavior’ doesn’t provide any additional insight.

Thank you

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for reaching out. That error message points to common scenarios like:

  • 2 processes trying to edit the same file at the same time.

  • 2 processes doing heavy CPU/RAM consuming tasks that might cripple the VM

  • 1 process stopping an important service that the 2nd process might need (Like IIS or another service)

And the list goes on with other examples of 1 process stepping on the other one’s toes. Hopefully those common examples can give you an idea of what we are talking about.

Best regards,