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TFS Rest API RRS feed

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  • I am trying to see if it is possible to queue a build on the same VM as another build. Note, I am in the vNext system. Consider the following setup for builds A & B:

    1. There are 4 agents: 2 on server 1, 2 on server 2 Any agent can pick up build A or build B .... I know how to set up the demands so only agents on those VMs can pick up this builds.

    2. Build A uses the rest API to queue build B, and wait for it to complete. Right now, under current configurations, the spawned build B can be picked up by any of the 3 remaining agents on (so the free agent on the same machine as build A, or any of the agents on the other server).

    3. I want to try to run build B on the same server as build A when build A launches build B. In other words, if an agent on server 1 picks up build A, I want the build B it launches to use the same server (using the other agent on the machine). Conversely, if the server 2 picks up build A, I want the build B it launches to be picked up by server 2 as well. Assuming I know things like the Agent ID, Agemt Machine Name, etc, I wanted to use the rest API in c# to simulating launching build B to try to control which machine picks it up.

    4. I could configure agents so that both builds only run on 1 machine, but I am trying to avoid running too many agents on one machine. I could configure the above 4 agents to run on 1 machine, but I want to distribute the agents as much as possible. I know it is possible to specify information about agents queues etc, bot not the machine. 

    I know this may seem a bit unusual ... but I am dealing with a scenario where I want to share information between the builds that will be simplified if they run on the same machine. If build B is launched by itself, it doesn't matter what machine picks it up.

    Is it possible to do this?

    Monday, May 7, 2018 8:31 PM

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  • Hi BryanJohnson2,

    This forum discuss and ask questions about extending and integrating with Visual Studio, since your issue is more related to TFS, I would suggest that you could post your issue on stackoverflow with tag TFS for suitable support.

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/tfs

    Best regards,

    Zhanglong


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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:25 AM