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Using the Jenkins GUI

In this lab, you will be provided with a server that has Jenkins pre-installed but not fully configured. As part of this lab, you will need to configure it for first use. Once configured and you can access the GUI, you will create a job that performs a task. Once created, you will then run that job to ensure it works and produces output.

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Clock icon Dec 16, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Log In to the Provided Server

    Log in to the server as cloud_user with the provided password to ensure you can log in. When the file SERVER-READY is shown in the /home/cloud_user folder, then you can follow along with the tasks.

  2. Challenge

    Log In to the Jenkins Instance on Port 8080

    The supplied CentOS 8 server has Jenkins pre-installed. Use the same username and password as the provided server to log in to the GUI.

  3. Challenge

    Create a Job Using the Jenkins GUI

    • Your task is to use the Jenkins GUI and create a Job. Use the XXX job type.
    • You will need to do what is required to create a job that examines the /var/log/messages log and shows the contents as the output for the job.
  4. Challenge

    Run the Job and Examine the Output

    The output from the job should show the contents of the /var/log/messages log. If you see this output, then the task is a success and you may close this lab.

  5. Challenge

    Configure Jenkins for First Use

    • Connect to the provided Jenkins server at port 8080.
    • Configure the Jenkins server for first use by adding the key as mentioned on the initial landing page, creating a user called admin, and then installing the default plugins.

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