Updating plugins

Plugins can be updated on CloudBees CI, CloudBees Jenkins Distribution, CloudBees Jenkins Platform, and CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise 1.x.

If using CloudBees CI masters, these actions can be performed both from Operations Center and from the command line.

If you are testing functionality known to require plugin versions newer than those currently identified as verified or trusted, you can disable the Beekeeper Upgrade Utility for the duration of your tests.

Updating a plugin from Operations Center

Updating an Operations Center plugin is also performed through the Manage Plugins page.

To update an Operations Center plugin:

  1. Access the Manage Jenkins area.

  2. On the Manage Jenkins page, scroll down and click Manage Plugins.

  3. On the resulting Plugin Manager page, check that plugin updates are available by ensuring the Update tab is selected and clicking the Check now button towards the end of the page.

    If the page’s list does not show any plugins, then no plugin updates are available. There is no need (and you cannot) proceed any further.

    If a plugin does appear in the list, then an updated version of the plugin is available. To update the plugin, continue on.

  4. In the page’s list, select the plugin’s Install check box on the left.

  5. Scroll down the page and click the Download now and install after restart button.

Updating a plugin from Client Master

Updating a Client Master plugin is also performed through the Manage Plugins page.

To update a Client Master plugin:
  1. Access the Manage Jenkins area of the appropriate Client Master.

  2. On the Manage Jenkins page, scroll down and select Manage Plugins.

  3. On the resulting Plugin Manager page, check that plugin updates are available by ensuring the Update tab is selected.

  4. Select the Check now button towards the end of the page.

  5. In the page’s list, select the plugin’s Install check box on the left.

    If the page’s list does not show any plugins, then no plugin updates are available.
  6. Scroll down the page and select the Download now and install after restart button.