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Last Update:

13 Jul 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Aviva Solutions


azure devops teamcity build-monitoring delcom ci continuous integration


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1.4.0 | Updated: 13 Jul 2020



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  • Aviva Solutions

Beacon 1.4.0

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To install Beacon, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Beacon, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Beacon, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade beacon -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade beacon -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure beacon installed
    name: beacon
    state: present
    version: 1.4.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'beacon' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.4.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: beacon,
    Version: 1.4.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller beacon
   Name     = 'beacon'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.4.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'beacon':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.4.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install beacon version="1.4.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 13 Jul 2020.


Beacon is a little command-line tool that lets you connect a Delcom USB RGB LED light or Shelly Bulb to a Azure Devops build pipeline or a set of TeamCity builds and use that to get an irrefutable indication on whether those builds succeeded, failed or are under investigation.

To get started just run the following command-line, for Azure DevOps and running continuously for definition id (ie. build) #1 and #2:

beacon azuredevops --url --project MyProject --builds=1 2

or, using a personal access token or a private project and for all definitions:

beacon azuredevops --url --project MyProject --builds=* --token 1234567890ab

or for TeamCity:

beacon --url= --username=username --password=password --builds=build_id_1 build_id_2 etc

or, alternatively using TeamCity guest access and running only once with verbose logging:

beacon --url= --guestaccess --runonce --verbose --builds=build_id_1 build_id_2 etc

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# Beacon

A monitoring tool for Azure DevOps and Teamcity that uses a Delcom USB LED or Shelly Bulb light to notify your teams.


## How to install

The easiest deployment mechanism is to install [Chocolatey]( and run the following command-line to install the [Chocolate package](

    choco install beacon

Then run `beacon` and observe the command-line arguments.

## Example usage
### Azure Devops
Using a public Azure Devops project and running continuously for definition id (ie. build) #1 and #2:

    beacon azuredevops --url --project MyProject --builds=1 2

Or, using a personal access token (e.g. 1234567890ab, see [here]( for how to obtain a token) and for all definitions:

    beacon azuredevops --url --project MyProject --builds=* --token 1234567890ab

### TeamCity
Using a named TeamCity account and running continuously:

    beacon teamcity --url= --username=username --password=password --builds=build_id_1 build_id_2 etc

Or, alternatively using TeamCity guest access, running only once and with verbose logging:

    beacon teamcity --url= --guestaccess --runonce --verbose --builds=build_id_1 build_id_2 etc

## Using a Shelly Bulb
First install your Shelly Bulb following the installation [instructions](
After your bulb is installed, look up the device IP address of it under "Settings > Device Information", e.g.

Now use the obtained IP to connect Shelly:

    beacon azuredevops --url --project Nyxie --builds 10 --device shelly --shellyurl

## Backlog

* Support for configuring the RGB values, flash mode and power level of the LED.
* Support for including all TeamCity projects under a certain project node, including more advanced filtering rules.
* Deployment as a Windows Service.

## Why another

My original idea was triggered by [TeamFlash](, a prototype implementation made by Readify. Unfortunately, the quality of that code was way below anything I can work with, so I planned to contribute a big list of improvements as well as more configuration options. However, it took me several emails, tweets and DMs and a month of patience just to get a [single pull request]( accepted. So I see no point in working with a fork. Instead, I decided to take their code as a starting point and revive the product.

Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
This package is published by the Beacon project itself. Any binaries will be 
identical to the ones published by the AppVeyor build mentioned on the GitHub 
project page.

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Beacon 1.4.2 21 Monday, July 20, 2020 Approved
Beacon 1.4.1 27 Monday, July 13, 2020 Approved
Beacon 1.4.0 19 Monday, July 13, 2020 Approved
Beacon 1.3.0 313 Friday, September 7, 2018 Approved
Beacon 1.2.2 176 Friday, July 6, 2018 Approved
Beacon 1.1.1 411 Friday, April 21, 2017 Approved
Beacon 1.0.1 460 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Approved

Added Azure DevOps and Shelly Bulb support.

This package has no dependencies.

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