CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise 1.x administration guide

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CloudBees will no longer be supporting CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise 1.x after July 30, 2020. This end-of-life announcement allows CloudBees to focus on driving new technology and product innovation for CloudBees CI. For information on moving to CloudBees CI, please refer to CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise 1.x to CloudBees CI on modern cloud platforms migration guide which has been created to help you with the migration process. Existing customers can also contact their CSM to help ensure a smooth transition.

CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise 1.x provides operations center and Managed Masters as a service on most public and private cloud providers - including Amazon Web Services (AWS). CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise provides enterprise-grade features and capabilities which help organizations scale continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD).

Getting started

Entrust your enterprise DevOps initiative to the only cloud native Distributed Pipeline Architecture for limitless scale and expansion. On-demand provisioning enables teams to start new projects in minutes. Enterprise features enable administrators to centrally manage teams and securely share best practices.

Key capabilities

CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise includes verified integrations and worry-free upgrades with the CloudBees Assurance Program.

This guide assumes the administrators and organization have completed an initial technical engagement with CloudBees experts to install and perform basic configurations to the CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise cluster. This guide is meant to enable administrators interested in customizing some configurations, scaling their cluster, on-boarding new teams, or simply learning more about CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise’s architecture.

This guide covers the following key use-cases for CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise:

  • Offering CD as a Service to internal teams with Managed Masters and templatized agents

  • Centrally securing the cluster with operations center and Role-based Access Control

  • Ensuring cluster availability, stability, and compliance with the CloudBees Assurance Program, Managed Masters, and Cluster Operations

  • Elastically scaling the cluster with CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise’s workers and controllers

  • The new intuitive user experience, which guides teams with best practices on building software pipelines

Offering CD as a Service

Empower teams to focus on delivering value, not maintaining Jenkins, by offering Continuous Delivery as a Service to internal teams.

Centrally secure the cluster

Isolate and enforce teams' compliance from a central dashboard. Import existing users and groups from your organization’s authentication server and assign them role-based access to resources in the CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise cluster.

Ensure cluster availability, stability, and compliance

CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise ensures availability with self-healing Jenkins infrastructure. Resources automatically recover and your CD pipelines automatically restart, preventing costly downtime.

Pipeline for CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise

Jenkins Pipeline is a suite of plugins which supports implementing and integrating continuous delivery pipelines into Jenkins as code. CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise includes all the freely available Pipeline features, plus additional plugins for enterprise environments.


New User Experience

CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise helps teams accelerate software delivery through seamless collaboration around the software delivery process.

The new intuitive user experience transforms how teams start their DevOps journey with a platform that guides them with best practices on building software pipelines.

Notification Webhook HTTP endpoints

The Notification Webhook HTTP Endpoint feature provides the ability to define HTTP endpoints that can receive webhook events from external services. These events are then be broadcast to listening Pipelines where they can be used to trigger builds.

Cross Team Collaboration

The Cross Team Collaboration feature is designed to greatly improve team collaboration by connecting team pipelines to deliver software faster. It allows Pipelines to create notification events that are consumed by other Pipelines.

Expert support

Receive engineer-to-engineer help and guidance from the experts at CloudBees, many of whom are CCJPE-certified and Jenkins open source committers.

Reference architecture and materials

Advanced administrators can deepen their expertise by reading more about how CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise works and its architecture, what its components are, and some advanced networking configurations.