Puppet module for Jenkins
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This is intended to be a re-usable Puppet module that you can include in your own tree.

Using puppet-jenkins

Getting Started

puppet module install rtyler/jenkins
    node 'hostname.example.com' {
        include jenkins


Then the service should be running at http://hostname.example.com:8080/.

Installing Jenkins plugins

The Jenkins puppet module defines the jenkins::plugin resource which will download and install the plugin "by hand"

The names of the plugins can be found on the update site


By default, the resource will install the latest plugin, i.e.:

jenkins::plugin {
  "git" : ;

By version

If you need to peg a specific version, simply specify that as a string, i.e.:

jenkins::plugin {
  "git" :
    version => "1.1.11";


You can automatically add slaves to jenkins, and have them auto register themselves. Most options are actually optional, as nodes will autodiscover the master, and connect.

Full documention for the slave code is in jenkins::slave.

It requires the swarm plugin on the master & the class jenkins::slave on the slaves, as below:

    node /jenkins-slave.*/ {
      class { 'jenkins::slave':
        masterurl => 'http://jenkins-master1.domain.com:8080',
        ui_user => 'adminuser',
        ui_pass => 'adminpass',

    node /jenkins-master.*/ {
        include jenkins
        include jenkins::master


The dependencies for this module currently are:

Depending on Jenkins

If you have any resource in Puppet that depends on Jenkins being present, add the following require statement:

exec {
    "some-exec" :
        require => Class["jenkins::package"],
        # ... etc

Advanced features

  1. Plugin Hash - jenkins::plugins
  2. Config Hash - jennkins::config
  3. Configure Firewall - jenkins (init.pp)
  4. Outbound Jenkins Proxy Config - jenkins (init.pp)

Using from Github / source

With librarian

If you use librarian-puppet, add the following to your Puppetfile:

mod "jenkins",
  :git => "git://github.com/jenkinsci/puppet-jenkins.git"

mod "apt",
  :git => "git://github.com/puppetlabs/puppetlabs-apt.git"

mod "stdlib",
  :git => "git://github.com/puppetlabs/puppetlabs-stdlib.git"

With git-submodule(1)

In order to add this module, run the following commands in your own, presumably Git, puppet tree:

% git submodule add git://github.com/jenkinsci/puppet-jenkins.git modules/jenkins
% git submodule update --init

With the "puppet module" tool

This module is compatible with the puppet module tool. To build a package file of this module, please use the rake build task. The resulting package file may be uploaded to the Puppet Forge.

To quickly try this module with the puppet module tool:

% rake build
% cd /etc/puppet/modules
% sudo puppet module install /tmp/rtyler-jenkins-0.0.1.tar.gz
Installed "rtyler-jenkins-0.0.1" into directory: jenkins
% sudo puppet apply -v -e 'include jenkins'
info: Loading facts in facter_dot_d
info: Loading facts in facter_dot_d
info: Applying configuration version '1323459431'
notice: /Stage[main]/Jenkins::Repo::El/Yumrepo[jenkins]/descr: descr changed '' to 'Jenkins'
notice: /Stage[main]/Jenkins::Repo::El/Yumrepo[jenkins]/baseurl: baseurl changed '' to 'http://pkg.jenkins-ci.org/redhat/'
notice: /Stage[main]/Jenkins::Repo::El/Yumrepo[jenkins]/gpgcheck: gpgcheck changed '' to '1'
notice: /Stage[main]/Jenkins::Repo::El/File[/etc/yum/jenkins-ci.org.key]/ensure: defined content as '{md5}9fa06089848262c5a6383ec27fdd2575'
notice: /Stage[main]/Jenkins::Repo::El/Exec[rpm --import /etc/yum/jenkins-ci.org.key]/returns: executed successfully
notice: /Stage[main]/Jenkins::Package/Package[jenkins]/ensure: created
notice: /Stage[main]/Jenkins::Service/Service[jenkins]/ensure: ensure changed 'stopped' to 'running'
notice: Finished catalog run in 27.46 seconds



This module has behavior tests written using RSpec 2, is syntax checked with puppet-syntax, and style checked with puppet-lint. The goal of these tests are to validate the expected behavior of the module. As more features and platform support are added to this module the tests provide an automated way to validate the expectations previous contributors have specified.

In order to validate the behavior, please run the rake spec task.

% rake spec
(in /Users/jeff/vms/puppet/modules/jenkins)
Finished in 0.31279 seconds
1 example, 0 failures

Lint, spec, and syntax checks can be run by using the default rake task by simply running 'rake'.

Lint checking

The lint checks require the puppet-lint gem to be installed. Running 'rake lint' will lint check all of the *.pp files to ensure they conform to the puppet style guide.

RSpec Testing Requirements

The spec tests require the rspec-puppet gem to be installed. Running 'rake spec' will automatically check out all of the modules in the .fixtures.yml needed to run the tests.

Syntax checking

The syntax checks require the puppet-syntax gem to be installed. Running 'rake syntax' will sytanx check the manifests and templates.

Installing Testing Requirements

To install the testing requirements:

% gem install rspec-puppet puppet-lint puppet-syntax --no-ri --no-rdoc
Successfully installed rspec-core-2.14.5
Successfully installed diff-lcs-1.2.4
Successfully installed rspec-expectations-2.14.3
Successfully installed rspec-mocks-2.14.3
Successfully installed rspec-2.14.1
Successfully installed rspec-puppet-0.1.6
Successfully installed puppet-lint-0.3.2
Successfully installed rake-10.1.0
Successfully installed puppet-syntax-1.1.0
10 gems installed

Adding Tests

Please see the rspec-puppet project for information on writing tests. A basic test that validates the class is declared in the catalog is provided in the file spec/classes/jenkins_spec.rb. rspec-puppet automatically uses the top level description as the name of a module to include in the catalog. Resources may be validated in the catalog using:

  • contain_class('myclass')
  • contain_service('sshd')
  • contain_file('/etc/puppet')
  • contain_package('puppet')
  • And so forth for other Puppet resources.