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Building a Freestyle Job in Jenkins

In this hands-on lab we will be building a basic job in Jenkins using the Freestyle project type. This is one of the most basic jobs that can be run in Jenkins, but it will provide the basis for other processes that can be accomplished using Jenkins.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Apr 03, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create a Folder Named Development

    Log into the Jenkins server if necessary, using the public IP address provided and the default port of 8080.

    From the dashboard, using the menu on the left, click New Item at the top.

    In the text box type Development.

    Select Folder from the item type.

    Click OK

    Go to the bottom of the configuration and click Save.

  2. Challenge

    Create a Freestlyle Job Named poll

    In the Development folder, select New Item from the menu on the left.

    Enter poll in the text box, select Freestyle project as the type, and click OK.

    In the job configuration go to the Build step and select Execute shell.

    Enter the following:

    uname -a > info.txt
    whoami >> info.txt

    In Post-build Actions, select Archive the artifacts.

    The archive is the info.txt file.

    Click on Advanced and select Fingerprint all archived artifacts.

    Click Save.

    In the menu on the left, in the job screen, select Build Now.

    Once the build is complete click the job name in the breadcrumb trail and look for the artifact.

    Click view and ensure that it shows the correct output, both the Linux type as well as the username on a separate line.

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