Supported platforms for CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms

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When running CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms, consult this page for supported platforms.

Supported Kubernetes

CloudBees supports running CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms on:

  • Kubernetes reference platforms

    • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

    • VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI)

    • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 3.11

    • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 4.2, starting with CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms version 2.204.1.3

    • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 4.3-4.6, starting with CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms version 2.204.3.4

    • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 4.7, starting with CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms version 2.263.4.2

  • CNCF-certified Kubernetes, versions 1.14 through 1.20. See Certified Kubernetes for information about CNCF-certified Kubernetes.

The following criteria are required for the above supported Kubernetes platforms:

  • The version is Generally Available.

    CloudBees does not support or recommend "proof of concept" offerings of Kubernetes platforms or Beta or Public preview versions.

  • The version is actively supported by the Kubernetes distribution provider.

Supported Helm

CloudBees supports only production releases of Helm: RC, beta, patch or experimental releases of Helm are not supported.

Starting with CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms version 2.204.3.4, Helm version 3.0.2 or later is supported.

We recommend that you migrate to Helm V3 as soon as possible. Support of Helm V2 was deprecated in July 2020.

Microsoft Windows container support

As of CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms version 2.190.3.2, CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms supports Microsoft Windows containers for Kubernetes 1.x starting with version 1.14. Each cloud provider has various levels of support for Kubernetes features, including Windows containers, so confirm the status with your cloud platform provider.

As of CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms version 2.263.4.1, Microsoft Windows LTSC 2019 (version 1809) is supported for agents running on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) clusters, but not for the Operations Center or controllers. If running Windows workloads with agents on a GKE cluster, the image provided by CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms only works on version 1809 of Windows LTSC.

Supported NFS versions

CloudBees supports the following versions of NFS:

  • NFS v.3.x

  • NFS v4.1 and higher

There are known performance issues with NFS v4.0. CloudBees supports NFS v4.1 and higher, but CloudBees does not support NFS v4.0.

Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) support

CloudBees supports Amazon EFS as a storage backend for CloudBees CI. However, like any technology, Amazon EFS comes with tradeoffs that should be explored and understood.

You can use EFS to create a volume available across multiple Availability Zones. However, this comes at the cost of both performance and a higher price. Due to EFS’s nature, it will almost always perform slower than EBS, which some will find unacceptable. For fine-tuning the EFS performance configuration, please refer to Amazon’s documentation: https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/linux-efs-performance-modes/.

Although rare, customers have encountered issues with the default settings (Burst Credits), resulting in a complete outage of the platform.

If you open a support case about a problem with CloudBees CI on Amazon EFS, we will work with you to ensure that the CloudBees CI product is working correctly. If we believe that the problem is due to the performance of Amazon EFS, we may ask you to open a support case with Amazon to resolve the issue. In some rare situations, the CloudBees CI product may be working as intended, and the CloudBees support ticket may be closed without resolution of the reported problem.

High Availability plugin support

High Availability (HA) on a Windows environment is not supported.

Configuration as Code (CasC) for Masters support

Configuration as Code (CasC) for Masters is supported in CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms as of May 2020.

Tier 1 and Tier 2 plugins support for Configuration as Code

The following plugins support Configuration as Code (CasC).

If you don’t see a plugin in this list, this can mean one of two things: that plugin does not support CasC or that plugin does not require configuration.

This list of plugins applies to CloudBees CI, CloudBees Jenkins Distribution, and CloudBees Jenkins Platform.

Configuration as Code is not supported on CloudBees Operations Center.
Table 1. List of plugins in CloudBees Assurance Program supporting Configuration as Code
Plugin NameMinimum versionConfiguration example

active-directory

2.16

https://github.com/jenkinsci/active-directory-plugin/blob/5b9401f6213a5fe24ef4bb0009cf7d8b644ff483/src/test/resources/hudson/plugins/active_directory/configuration-as-code.yaml

ant

1.10

https://github.com/jenkinsci/ant-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/hudson/tasks/configuration-as-code.yaml

antisamy-markup-formatter

1.6

https://github.com/jenkinsci/antisamy-markup-formatter-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/hudson/markup/configuration-as-code.yaml

artifact-manager-s3

1.1

https://github.com/jenkinsci/artifact-manager-s3-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/io/jenkins/plugins/artifact_manager_jclouds/s3/configuration-as-code.yml

aws-credentials

1.28

https://github.com/jenkinsci/aws-credentials-plugin/blob/2ae45df5330d9e64a574979736def83fa8dece0f/src/test/resources/com/cloudbees/jenkins/plugins/awscredentials/configuration-as-code.yaml

aws-global-configuration

1.4

https://github.com/jenkinsci/aws-global-configuration-plugin/blob/80f300120402cdd3bb9303c365260f80ef351ac0/src/test/resources/io/jenkins/plugins/aws/global_configuration/configuration-as-code.yaml

cloudbees-assurance

2.138.0.13

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/cloudbees-assurance-plugin/configuration-as-code.yml

cloudbees-bitbucket-branch-source

2.4.0

https://github.com/jenkinsci/bitbucket-branch-source-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/com/cloudbees/jenkins/plugins/bitbucket/endpoints/BitbucketEndpointConfigurationTest/configuration-as-code.yml

cloudbees-cloudfoundry-cli

2.1.6

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/cloudbees-cloudfoundry-api-plugin/configuration-as-code.yml

cloudbees-cyberark-credentials

1.0.5

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/cloudbees-cyberark-credentials-plugin/configuration-as-code.yml

cloudbees-even-scheduler

3.10

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/cloudbees-even-scheduler-plugin/configuration-as-code.yml

cloudbees-jenkins-advisor

3.0

https://github.com/jenkinsci/cloudbees-jenkins-advisor-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/com/cloudbees/jenkins/plugins/advisor/casc/configuration-as-code.yaml

cloudbees-label-throttling-plugin

3.8

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/cloudbees-label-throttling-plugin/labelLimits.yaml

cloudbees-monitoring

2.9

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/cloudbees-monitoring-plugin/configuration-as-code.yml

cloudbees-nodes-plus

1.20

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/cloudbees-nodes-plus-plugin/configuration-as-code.yml

cloudbees-plugin-usage

2.7

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/cloudbees-plugin-usage-plugin/configuration-as-code.yml

cloudbees-request-filter

1.7

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/cloudbees-request-filter-plugin/configuration-as-code.yml

cloudbees-ssh-slaves

2.7

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/cloudbees-ssh-slaves-plugin/configuration-as-code.yml

config-file-provider

3.4

https://github.com/jenkinsci/configuration-as-code-plugin/tree/master/demos/config-file-provider

credentials

2.2.0

https://github.com/jenkinsci/configuration-as-code-plugin/tree/master/demos/credentials

deployer-framework

1.3

https://github.com/jenkinsci/deployer-framework-plugin/blob/bff9ac3e2e566e435eb56bcf3b57fbf08130a173/src/test/resources/com/cloudbees/plugins/deployer/casc/view-configuration.yml

docker-commons

1.17

https://github.com/jenkinsci/docker-commons-plugin/blob/3186bed061262e8a40cde9038ac3f6661339ea6f/src/test/resources/org/jenkinsci/plugins/docker/commons/casc_symbols.yaml

docker-workflow

1.23

https://github.com/jenkinsci/configuration-as-code-plugin/blob/master/demos/docker-workflow/README.md

dockerhub-notification

2.5.0

https://github.com/jenkinsci/dockerhub-notification-plugin/blob/b635fd1979c47a8c8cc17a1635921dcc56ad9fca/src/test/resources/jcasc_symbols.yaml

electricflow

1.1.14

https://github.com/jenkinsci/electricflow-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/casc/configuration-as-code.yml

git

3.10.1

https://github.com/jenkinsci/configuration-as-code-plugin/tree/master/demos/git

github-branch-source

2.5.8

https://github.com/jenkinsci/github-branch-source-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/org/jenkinsci/plugins/github_branch_source/configuration-as-code.yaml

git-validated-merge

3.27

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/git-validated-merge-plugin/configuration-as-code.yml

github

1.29.5

https://github.com/jenkinsci/github-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/org/jenkinsci/plugins/github/config/configuration-as-code.yml

google-compute-engine

4.3.0

https://github.com/jenkinsci/google-compute-engine-plugin/blob/develop/src/test/resources/com/google/jenkins/plugins/computeengine/configuration-as-code.yml

google-oauth

1.0.2

https://github.com/jenkinsci/google-oauth-plugin/tree/develop/src/test/resources/com/google/jenkins/plugins/credentials/oauth

gradle

1.30

https://github.com/jenkinsci/gradle-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/hudson/plugins/gradle/ConfigurationAsCodeTest/configuration-as-code.yml

jdk-tool

1.4

https://github.com/jenkinsci/jdk-tool-plugin/blob/9b72725d718a91bf1a57445652263f52e59bb984/src/test/resources/hudson/tools/casc.yaml

jira

3.0.12

https://github.com/jenkinsci/jira-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/hudson/plugins/jira/single-site.yml and https://github.com/jenkinsci/jira-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/hudson/plugins/jira/multiple-sites.yml

kube-agent-management

1.1.32

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/kube-agent-management-plugin/configuration-as-code.yml

kubernetes

1.25.3

https://github.com/jenkinsci/kubernetes-plugin/tree/master/src/test/resources/org/csanchez/jenkins/plugins/kubernetes/casc

kubernetes-credentials

0.7.0

https://github.com/jenkinsci/kubernetes-credentials-plugin/blob/be230e03b7d10f2a6925b64b5fe5acf4069d6593/src/test/resources/org/jenkinsci/plugins/kubernetes/credentials/configuration-as-code.yaml

ldap

1.16

https://github.com/jenkinsci/configuration-as-code-plugin/tree/master/demos/ldap

mailer

1.25

https://github.com/jenkinsci/configuration-as-code-plugin/tree/master/demos/mailer

master-provisioning-kubernetes

2.5.1

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/cloud-platform-master-provisioning-plugin/configuration-as-code.yml

matrix-auth

2.4

https://github.com/jenkinsci/matrix-auth-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/org/jenkinsci/plugins/matrixauth/integrations/casc/configuration-as-code.yml

maven

3.7

https://github.com/jenkinsci/maven-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/hudson/maven/maven-entries.yml

mercurial

2.4

https://github.com/jenkinsci/configuration-as-code-plugin/tree/master/demos/mercurial

metrics

4.0.2.4

https://github.com/jenkinsci/metrics-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/jenkins/metrics/configuration-as-code.yaml

msbuild

1.29

https://github.com/jenkinsci/configuration-as-code-plugin/tree/master/demos/msbuild

mstestrunner

1.3.0

https://github.com/jenkinsci/configuration-as-code-plugin/tree/master/demos/mstestrunner

nodejs

1.3.6

https://github.com/jenkinsci/nodejs-plugin/blob/2f2bb53821e36c36d4348e66bac5ff61474c76da/src/test/resources/jenkins/plugins/nodejs/configuration-as-code.yaml

notification-api

1.2

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/notification-api-plugin/configuration-as-code.yml

pam-auth

1.6

https://github.com/jenkinsci/pam-auth-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/config.yaml

plain-credentials

1.5

https://github.com/jenkinsci/plain-credentials-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/org/jenkinsci/plugins/plaincredentials/ConfigurationAsCode.yaml

saml

1.1.3

https://github.com/jenkinsci/configuration-as-code-plugin/tree/master/demos/saml

script-security

1.64

https://github.com/jenkinsci/script-security-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/org/jenkinsci/plugins/scriptsecurity/scripts/smoke_test.yaml

secure-requester-whitelist

1.4

https://github.com/jenkinsci/secure-requester-whitelist-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/org/jenkinsci/plugins/secure_requester_whitelist/CasCTest.yml

skip-plugin

4.6

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/skip-plugin/skipGroupsFolder.yaml

ssh-credentials

1.17

https://github.com/jenkinsci/ssh-credentials-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/com/cloudbees/jenkins/plugins/sshcredentials/jcasc/configuration-as-code.yaml

ssh-slaves

1.30.0

https://github.com/jenkinsci/ssh-slaves-plugin/blob/master/src/test/resources/hudson/plugins/sshslaves/SSHCasCConfig.yml

support-core

2.68

https://github.com/jenkinsci/support-core-plugin/blob/31ffccfe8004ac9f52d8cac813eba94d46e1bf61/src/test/resources/com/cloudbees/jenkins/support/configuration-as-code.yaml

trigger-restrictions

1.3

https://github.com/cloudbees/cloudbees-examples/tree/master/cloudbees-ci/configuration-as-code-examples/trigger-restrictions-plugin/labelLimits.yaml

timestamper

1.11.4

https://github.com/jenkinsci/timestamper-plugin/tree/5a129da1acf510c32582d7f4bfa4fb4fc4471b0e/src/test/resources/hudson/plugins/timestamper