Navigating the operations center interface

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The CloudBees navigation allows you to switch between CloudBees CI, CloudBees CD/RO, and CloudBees Analytics.

Figure 1. CloudBees navigation

The header label allows you to create custom labels that are displayed in the CloudBees CI header to easily identify the environment or instance. For more information, refer to Identifying an environment or instance with a custom header label.

Figure 2. Header label

The help menu provides convenient access to CloudBees documentation and support options.

Figure 3. Help menu

The dashboard provides secondary navigation that helps you to identify your location in the UI.

Figure 4. Dashboard

The left navigation pane provides commonly used options.

Figure 5. Left navigation pane

Accessing Manage Jenkins

The Manage Jenkins area of the operations center interface provides access to the core management features of your operations center instance.

To access Manage Jenkins:

  1. Ensure you are signed in to the operations center as a user with the Administer permission.

  2. From the operations center dashboard, in the left pane, select Manage Jenkins.

The Manage Jenkins page provides access to the following management features of your operations center instance.

System Configuration

  • Configure System - Configures global settings and paths for the operations center.

  • Manage Plugins - Installs, updates, disables, enables, or removes plugins that can extend the functionality of operations center.

  • Configuration as Code Bundles - Manages bundles for Configuration as Code (CasC) for Controllers including the URLs and tokens for the bundles. For more information, refer to Configuration as Code (CasC) for Controllers.

  • Beekeeper Upgrade Assistant - Manages the upgrade of operations center and its plugins, including plugins which are part of the CloudBees Assurance Program. For more information, see Upgrading plugins with Beekeeper Upgrade Assistant.

  • Manage Nodes and Clouds - Adds, removes, controls, and monitors nodes, typically agents, that your operations center instance runs jobs/Pipeline projects on.

  • Manage License - Manages your current operations center instance’s license.

  • Global Tool Configuration - Configures tools, their locations, and automatic installers for the operations center.

  • Configure Controller Provisioning - Configures clusters endpoints and container images for controllers attached to the operations center instance.


  • Configure Global Security - Secures the operations center and defines who can access and use the system. It also provides access to Role-based matrix authorization strategy. For more information, refer to Restricting access and delegating administration with Role-Based Access Control.

  • Support Bundle anonymization - Provides anonymization bundles for support bundles.

  • Manage Credentials - Manages Credentials.

  • Manage Users - Creates, modifies or deletes users of your operations center instance.

  • Configure Credentials Providers - Configures credential providers and types.

  • Manage Roles (only visible if Role-based matrix authorization strategy is selected) - Allows the definition of roles, each of which can be assigned a subset of multiple permissions. Roles can then be applied to users through groups. For more information, please see Restricting access and delegating administration with Role-Based Access Control.

Status Information

  • System Information - Lists your operations center instance’s system properties, environment variables, plugins, and thread dumps to assist with troubleshooting.

  • Move/Copy/Promote History - Provides a history of move/copy/promote operations, where the source item originates on your operations center instance.

  • System Log - Provides access to the output of java.util.logging associated with your operations center instance and allows the managment of additional loggers.

  • Cluster Operations - Provides access to a history of ad hoc operations on your operations center cluster, such as preparing the cluster for a shutdown, a safe restart, or a reindex of analytics.

  • Load Statistics - Checks your operations center instance’s resources usage.

  • About Jenkins - Lists your operations center instance’s version and license information, including its numerous third-party libraries.


  • Manage Old Data - Re-saves old configuration files in an updated format that your operations center instance can use. This feature can also help remove configuration data remnants left behind from old plugins and earlier product versions.

Tools and Actions

  • Reload Configuration from Disk - Discards all loaded configuration-related data in memory and reloads it from the file system.

  • Prepare for Shutdown - Prepares your operations center instance for shutdown.

  • Jenkins CLI - Provides access to the Jenkins command line interface (CLI) tool (jenkins-cli.jar), which you can download from this page, and contains detailed information about using this tool and its features.

  • Script Console - Allows the execution of arbitrary Apache Groovy scripts directly through the operations center interface, for administration, diagnostic, and troubleshooting purposes.