SSH Targets on Windows Servers?

Is it possible to use SSH targets on Windows Servers and use them in place of the normal Windows listening/polling tentacles?

Has anyone tried it and are there any gotchas to be aware along the way, for example specifics around the Windows SSH client install?

Is this a supported way of using Octopus for production deployments?

And finally you may be wondering why someone would ever go down that route – simply because this is the path of least resistance to get Octopus approved for deployments…

Hi @EM1L,

I’m afraid that the SSH option is only available for Linux targets at this time, Windows machines will need to use the Tentacle agent to be a deployment target.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! Please let me know if you have any further questions.

I was afraid your answer would come up just like that, however I am interested in the low level details. What will be the blocker if I try to create SSH Target on Windows Server with SSH Client…
I guess I have to try it :slight_smile: