Deployment group jobs

Azure Pipelines | Azure DevOps Server 2019 | TFS 2018


In Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2018 and previous versions, build and release pipelines are called definitions, service connections are called service endpoints, stages are called environments, and jobs are called phases.

Deployment groups make it easy to define groups of target servers for deployment. Tasks that you define in a deployment group job run on some or all of the target servers, depending on the arguments you specify for the tasks and the job itself.

You can select specific sets of servers from a deployment group to receive the deployment by specifying the machine tags that you have defined for each server in the deployment group. You can also specify the proportion of the target servers that the pipeline should deploy to at the same time. This ensures that the app running on these servers is capable of handling requests while the deployment is taking place.


Deployment group jobs are not yet supported in YAML.

YAML builds are not yet available on TFS.


Use the job timeout to specify the timeout in minutes for jobs in this job. A zero value for this option means that the timeout is effectively infinite and so, by default, jobs run until they complete or fail. You can also set the timeout for each task individually - see task control options. Jobs targeting Microsoft-hosted agents have additional restrictions on how long they may run.