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DevOps for Web Development by Mitesh Soni

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Installing Jenkins

Jenkins provides us with multiple ways to install it for all types of users. We can install it on at least the following operating systems:

  • Ubuntu/Debian
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • OpenBSD
  • FreeBSD
  • openSUSE
  • Gentoo
  • CentOS/Fedora/Red Hat

One of the easiest options I recommend is to use a WAR file. A WAR file can be used with or without a container or web application server. Having Java is a must before we try to use a WAR file for Jenkins, which can be done as follows:

  1. Download the jenkins.war file from https://jenkins.io/ .
  2. Open command prompt in Windows or a terminal in Linux, go to the directory where the jenkins.war file is stored, and execute the following command:

    java - jar jenkins.war
    

  3. Once Jenkins is fully up and running, as shown in the ...

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