Questions tagged [jenkins]

For questions about Jenkins, an open source automation server, and using Jenkins for topics such as building, testing, and deploying software, etc. For questions specifically about Jenkins Plugins use the jenkins-plugins tag.

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Which plugin should I use to get started with Jenkins to manage mainframe components in PDS format?

Assume somebody familiar with DevOps and mainframes, but new to Jenkins, wants to get started with Jenkins, e.g. to: investigate the feasibility of managing data stored in personal files (PDSes, i.e. ...
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How to rebuild multiple jobs at the same time in Jenkins?

I'm using Jenkins Rebuild Plugin to execute a parametrized builds with a single Rebuild button. However when I need to rerun dozens of parametrized jobs (either selected, or from the same folder), it'...
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How to check Jenkins build executor free memory?

In Jenkins when clicking on Build Executor Status I can only see free disk space related statistics (URI: /computer). How I can monitor free system memory (RAM) in Jenkins? I'm asking, because ...
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Key attributes of Continuous Integration (CI) software [closed]

I work in the IT department of automation/dev company and we are just about to implement/add CI into our set of tools. And we are having difficulties to choose the one. At the moment we've been ...
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Upgrade from job-dsl to Jenkins 2 pipelines

Is there a common practice for migrating a large repository of Jenkins job-dsl to Jenkins2 pipelines? I am looking for ways to test the behaviour of builds, that go a little further than comparison of ...
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How to terminate EC2 instance in Jenkins via Vagrant when job is stopped manually?

I've freestyle jobs which aims to run EC2 instances via Vagrant (vagrant up), however when I cancel the job manually (by clicking X button), the instances on EC2 are still running. How can I make sure ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Jenkins from Jenkins it-self?

On Manage Jenkins I've a message that: New version of Jenkins (2.47) is available for download (changelog). Is there any way of upgrading Jenkins from the GUI similar as it's done for the plugins? ...
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Is it possible to build Jenkins jobs without using build numbers?

I have a job which is running very frequently, so I'd like to avoid high number of builds. Is there any way to drop job build numbers, so the job is constantly ran, but without high numbers of builds?
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How to add a new column with custom value extracted from the job?

The current list of Jenkins jobs has 4 columns: Name, Last Success, Last Failure, Last Duration. Is there any way to add a new column which would have some custom value extracted from the job?
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How do you connect a build node to the Jenkins master?

I'd like to connect a build node to the Jenkins master. Ideally without using a web browser or being in front of the physical machine. What would be the easiest way to achieve that?
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How to publish Jenkins job icons externally?

I'm using Promoted Builds Plugin to assign certain icons to Jenkins jobs on certain conditions and I'd like to publish these promotion icons. How can I generate external links to these icons per each ...
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How to promote build when certain value in output is above threshold?

I'm using the Promoted Builds Plugin and I'd like to promote my freestyle job to have a gold star when a certain value in my output is above a given threshold (e.g. above 1.00). Here is a sample ...
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What are the different job permissions possible in Jenkins, and what are the reasons you would use each?

I'd like to understand better job permissions in Jenkins. What type of user permissions can I setup in Jenkins? And when would you use each?
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How do you test changes to Jenkins plugins before deploying them?

If you ever been bitten by a plugin upgrade that broke some functionality you must have given some thought about this problem: What should be the Jenkins plugins upgrade policy? How do you test ...
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How to store Jenkins job results and produce a summary report?

I'd like to store custom job result data into some format (e.g. in XML) that Jenkins can read and produce the summary report on the job page (ideally in the form of table). I'd like to know how this ...
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How to get mobile push notifications on Jenkins jobs?

I'd like to receive automatic push notification to my mobile about completed Jenkins jobs and their status (success or failure) in any form. Is it possible?
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How do you back up Jenkins jobs & master configs?

I'd like to backup all Jenkins jobs and config files. What's the easiest way of doing it?
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How do you fetch a Jenkins job's artifacts from a remote system?

I'd like to download an artifact file from Jenkins CI (e.g. file from the latest successful job) from a remote system. How can I do it? Do I need a plugin to do this?
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Which SCM tools does Jenkins support?

I'm aware that Jenkins supports Git and SVN. What other SCM tools does Jenkins support?
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How to deploy a custom build of a Jenkins core plugin?

How can you deploy a custom build of a core plugin bundled in Jenkins?
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Why has Hudson been renamed to Jenkins? [closed]

There are two similar CI: Hudson and Jenkins. The Jenkins project was forked from Hudson after a dispute with Oracle. Why was it renamed back to Jenkins and what was the dispute about?
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What are the advantages of using Jenkins over Hudson?

Jenkins is a fork of Hudson. What are the benefits/advantages of using Jenkins over Hudson for a small private business?