Jenkins: What is Jenkins and its installation steps

Jenkins: What is Jenkins and its installation steps

What is Jenkins?
Jenkins is an leading open source continuous integration server built with Java developed by Hudson lab. It is cross-platform and can be used on Windows, Linux, Mac OS and Solaris environments.
Specifically for a test only project, it is used to schedule jobs for regression testing without manual intervention and hence monitor infrastructural and functional health of a application. It can be used like a scheduler for integration testing and also can be used to validate new deployments/environments on a single click on a Build now button .
Advantages :
·         Jenkins is an open source tool with much support from its community.
·         Installation is easier.
·         It has more than 1000 plug-in to make the work easier.
·         It is easy to create new Jenkins plugin if one is not available.
·         It is a tool which is written in Java. Hence it can be portable to almost all major platforms.


1.      Download Jenkins.war file from this link


2.      Copy the downloaded file and paste it in C Drive
3.      Open the command prompt and change directory to where the “Jenkins.war” copied using cd..
4.      In my case I kept my .war in C drive hence after opening the command prompt I am tying cd.. for 2 times to navigate to C drive where .war was copied
5.      Type  java –jar Jenkins.war and hit enter button

1.      Below message will display :

1.      Once Jenkins is up and running then in the browser open this URL : http://localhost:8080
2.      When we open above URL it will ask password by specifying a location , goto that location and the get the security key and update it in password and click on next button
3.      Below screen will display after successful login :
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