How to upgrade the RPM to CJE

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1) Backup your JENKINS_HOME directory

  • The default for the RPM is /var/lib/jenkins

  • To confirm you can do a ps aux | grep jenkins and it should show the JENKINS_HOME variable in the command.

2) Upgrade the OSS to a later LTS version. The latest CloudBees version can be found here.

  • 1.5X is a dated version, so you should test out these changes and any plugin incompatibilities that may occur when upgrading to the latest version.

    When upgrading from OSS to CloudBees, you do not want to simply swap out the war file. Rather, use the rpm manager to upgrade to CJP.

3) After upgrading Jenkins, you can now install CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise (CJE)

  • Remove the current Jenkins keys from yum

  • Install the CJE keys:

      sudo rpm --import
  • Add the CloudBees repo:

      sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/jenkins.repo
  • Update and install jenkins:

      sudo yum clean all && sudo yum update
  • At that point you should see a new package available to download for Jenkins. It will download CloudBees Jenkins Platform and use your existing JENKINS_HOME

4) Follow the licensing instructions to get your instance licensed.