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Building the Release Definition

The Release definition in VSTS allows you to define the steps needed to be taken to deploy a build of your application to your deployment environments. On the Releases tab of your project you click on the ‘New Definition’ button

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Creating A Dummy Service In Rancher

The last thing that we need to do before we can create the deployment scripts is to create a dummy service in Rancher that we can then replace with our deployed application. We need to do this because our deployment

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Adding A Dockerfile to the project

Before we can deploy anything to Rancher it needs to be in a docker image so I’ll be asking my VSTS scripts to build a docker image that can then be uploaded to a Docker container/image repository before being deployed

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Getting Your Rancher API Keys

Before we can start the process of automatically deploying our application to Rancher we need to setup the API access keys that will allow you to use the Rancher Command Line Interface and API. Load up Rancher and log in

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Defining Your VSTS Build

The build definition in VSTS is designed to build and compile your code and then take the resulting build and save them to an artifact store. You can create build definitions for Visual Studio applications, XCode applications, Android applications and, of course,

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A VSTS Build Agent For Rancher

By default Visual Studio Team Services provides you with one hosted pipeline and one private pipeline when you are using the free services. You can add additional pipelines at a cost of $15 a month if you need them however

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Extending Your Rancher Environments

In the last post we setup the Rancher server and added our first Rancher Host. One of the nice features of Rancher is that you can setup multiple environments so that you can keep your Development testing system separate from

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