This example shows an example of how to deploy Jenkins on Kubernetes with a
Ondat persistent volume being mounted on
Jenkins using Ondat offers multiple benefits. Firstly Jenkins can spin up
multiple build pods at once to allow concurrent builds of different projects.
Secondly Jenkins configuration is on a PersistentVolume so even if the Jenkins
pod is rescheduled the configuration will persist.
Using Ondat volume replicas allows for failure of nodes holding the PersistentVolume without interrupting Jenkins. Lastly by enabling Ondat fencing Jenkins time to recover, in case of node failures, is greatly reduced.
Before you start, ensure you have Ondat installed and ready on a Kubernetes cluster. See our guide on how to install Ondat on Kubernetes for more information
Deploying Jenkins on Kubernetes
You can find the latest files in the Ondat example deployment repository.
git clone https://github.com/storageos/use-cases.git storageos-usecases cd storageos-usecases kubectl create -f ./jenkins
Confirm that Jenkins is up and running
$ kubectl get pods -w -l app=jenkins NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE jenkins-0 1/1 Running 0 1m
Connect to the Jenkins UI through the Jenkins service.
You can do this by port forwarding the Jenkins Kubernetes service to your localhost and accessing the UI via your browser. Alternatively if you have network access to your Kubernetes nodes then you can create a NodePort service and access Jenkins like that. A NodePort service has been left in
To port-foward the Jenkins service use the following command.
kubectl port-foward svc/jenkins 8080
To login to the Jenkins UI use the credentials specified in
07-config.yaml, unless these have been changed from the defaults the username/password is admin/password.
Create a Jenkins job.
Once you are logged into the UI you can create a job that will be farmed out to a Kubernetes plugin build agent. Click New Item, enter a name for the project and select Freestyle project. Next add an
Execute shellbuild step. As a proof of concept you can use the bash below to have the pod execute a sleep.
#!/bin/bash sleep 1000
Save the project and select Schedule a build of your project. You can watch for the appearance of a build pod using
kubectl get pods -l jenkins=agent -w. Once the pod is created you should see the Build Executor status in the Jenkins UI display the pod.
To see multiple projects being built at once create another project and try scheduling a build of both projects at the same time.