Ansible Role - Jenkins CI
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Ansible Role: Jenkins CI

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Installs Jenkins CI on RHEL/CentOS and Debian/Ubuntu servers.


Requires curl to be installed on the server.

Role Variables

Available variables are listed below, along with default values (see defaults/main.yml):

jenkins_hostname: localhost

The system hostname; usually localhost works fine. This will be used during setup to communicate with the running Jenkins instance via HTTP requests.

jenkins_http_port: 8080

The HTTP port for Jenkins' web interface.

jenkins_admin_username: admin
jenkins_admin_password: admin

Default admin account credentials which will be created the first time Jenkins is installed.

jenkins_jar_location: /opt/jenkins-cli.jar

The location at which the jenkins-cli.jar jarfile will be kept. This is used for communicating with Jenkins via the CLI.

jenkins_plugins: []

Jenkins plugins to be installed automatically during provisioning. (Note: This feature is currently undergoing some changes due to the jenkins-cli authentication changes in Jenkins 2.0, and may not work as expected.)

jenkins_url_prefix: ""

Used for setting a URL prefix for your Jenkins installation. The option is added as --prefix={{ jenkins_url_prefix }} to the Jenkins initialization java invocation, so you can access the installation at a path like{{ jenkins_url_prefix }}. Make sure you start the prefix with a / (e.g. /jenkins).

jenkins_connection_delay: 5
jenkins_connection_retries: 60

Amount of time and number of times to wait when connecting to Jenkins after initial startup, to verify that Jenkins is running. Total time to wait = delay * retries, so by default this role will wait up to 300 seconds before timing out.

# For RedHat/CentOS (role default):
# For Debian (role default):
jenkins_repo_url: deb binary/

This role will install the latest version of Jenkins by default (using the official repositories as listed above). You can override these variables (use the correct set for your platform) to install the current LTS version instead:

# For RedHat/CentOS LTS:
# For Debian/Ubuntu LTS:
jenkins_repo_url: deb binary/

jenkins_java_options: "-Djenkins.install.runSetupWizard=false"

Extra Java options for the Jenkins launch command configured in the init file can be set with the var jenkins_java_options. By default the option to disable the Jenkins 2.0 setup wizard is added.

  - option: "JENKINS_ARGS"
    value: "--prefix={{ jenkins_url_prefix }}"
    value: "{{ jenkins_java_options }}"

Changes made to the Jenkins init script; the default set of changes set the configured URL prefix and add in configured Java options for Jenkins' startup. You can add other option/value pairs if you need to set other options for the Jenkins init file.



Example Playbook

- hosts: ci-server
    - geerlingguy.jenkins


MIT (Expat) / BSD

Author Information

This role was created in 2014 by Jeff Geerling, author of Ansible for DevOps.