Linking different jobs to create pipelines in Jenkins

With the emergence of trends such as continuous deployment and delivery, the continuous integration server is not limited to integrating your products, but has become a central piece of infrastructure. Many of these jobs depend on the other jobs to be successfully completed. So you would want to proceed with a certain action only if the previous action is completed or do a different action. For example, consider below series of actionable tasks …Continue Reading

Upgrade Jenkins server to a new version

It is very critical to keep Jenkins up-to-date with the latest version for security purposes. For production environment, you should always use LTS releases which are long term releases and stable in nature. One should always go through the detailed documentation and changelog related to the newer release. Same can also be found online at https://jenkins.io/doc/upgrade-guide/. Needless to say, you should always backup your jenkins environment before upgrading.

In this tutorial, we’ll discover how to upgrade the Jenkins …Continue Reading

Add linux slave node in the Jenkins

As per best practices, the master node should be only used for storing configuration and backup purposes. Only slaves should be used for build. In this blog post, we’ll discover steps required for adding slave node in the Jenkins farm. Most of these steps will cover how to prepare linux slave server for Jenkins usage. The below commands are for CentOS 7 server but these can be easily translated to other linux distros.

Install Java on the Slave server

Run below command on the server:

sudo yum update
sudo yum install openjdk-8-jre
sudo yum install openjdk-8-jdk

You can check if jvm is installed properly using java -version. …Continue Reading