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Manage the Jenkins continuous integration service with Puppet


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Version information

  • 1.0.0 (latest)
released Dec 30th 2011

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'rafaelfc-jenkins', '1.0.0'
Learn more about managing modules with a Puppetfile

Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add rafaelfc-jenkins
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install rafaelfc-jenkins --version 1.0.0

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.

Tags: jenkins, ci


rafaelfc/jenkins — version 1.0.0 Dec 30th 2011


This is intended to be a re-usable Puppet module that you can include in your own tree.

In order to add this module, run the following commands in your own, presumably Git, puppet tree:

% git submodule add git:// modules/jenkins
% git submodule update --init

That should be all you need

Depending on Jenkins

If you have any resource in Puppet that depends on Jenkins being present, add the following require statement:

exec {
    "some-exec" :
        require => Class["jenkins::package"],
        # ... etc

Installing Jenkins plugins

The Jenkins puppet module defines the install-jenkins-plugin resource which will download and install the plugin "by hand"

The names of the plugins can be found on the update site


By default, the resource will install the latest plugin, i.e.:

install-jenkins-plugin {
    "git-plugin" :
        name => "git";

By version

If you need to peg a specific version, simply specify that as a string, i.e.:

install-jenkins-plugin {
    "git-plugin" :
        name    => "git,
        version => "1.1.11";

Puppet Module Tool

This module is compatible with the puppet module tool. To build a package file of this module, please use the rake build task. The resulting package file may be uploaded to the Puppet Forge.

Quick Start

To quickly try this module with the puppet module tool:

% rake build
% cd /etc/puppet/modules
% sudo puppet-module install /tmp/rtyler-jenkins-0.0.1.tar.gz
Installed "rtyler-jenkins-0.0.1" into directory: jenkins
% sudo puppet apply -v -e 'include jenkins'
info: Loading facts in facter_dot_d
info: Loading facts in facter_dot_d
info: Applying configuration version '1323459431'
notice: /Stage[main]/Jenkins::Repo::El/File[/etc/yum.repos.d/jenkins.repo]/ensure: defined content as '{md5}0a907e1f316e481ab145edaa6ba66d39'
notice: /Stage[main]/Jenkins::Repo::El/File[/etc/yum/]/ensure: defined content as '{md5}9fa06089848262c5a6383ec27fdd2575'
notice: /Stage[main]/Jenkins::Repo::El/Exec[rpm --import /etc/yum/]/returns: executed successfully
notice: /Stage[main]/Jenkins::Package/Package[jenkins]/ensure: created
notice: /Stage[main]/Jenkins::Service/Service[jenkins]/ensure: ensure changed 'stopped' to 'running'
notice: Finished catalog run in 27.46 seconds

Then the service should be running at

RSpec Testing

This module has behavior tests written using RSpec 2. The goal of these tests are to validate the expected behavior of the module. As more features and platform support are added to this module the tests provide an automated way to validate the expectations previous contributors have specified.

In order to validate the behavior, please run the rake spec task.

% rake spec
(in /Users/jeff/vms/puppet/modules/jenkins)
Finished in 0.31279 seconds
1 example, 0 failures

RSpec Testing Requirements

The spec tests require the rspec-puppet gem to be installed. These tests have initially be tested with the following integration of components in addition to this module. Modules such as stdlib may be checked out into the same parent directory as this module. The spec tests will automatically add this parent directory to the Puppet module search path.

  • rspec 2.6
  • rspec-puppet 0.1.0
  • puppet 2.7.6
  • facter 1.6.3
  • stdlib 2.2.0

Installing RSpec Testing Requirements

To install the testing requirements:

% gem install rspec-puppet --no-ri --no-rdoc
Successfully installed rspec-core-2.7.1
Successfully installed diff-lcs-1.1.3
Successfully installed rspec-expectations-2.7.0
Successfully installed rspec-mocks-2.7.0
Successfully installed rspec-2.7.0
Successfully installed rspec-puppet-0.1.0
6 gems installed

Adding Tests

Please see the rspec-puppet project for information on writing tests. A basic test that validates the class is declared in the catalog is provided in the file spec/classes/jenkins_spec.rb. rspec-puppet automatically uses the top level description as the name of a module to include in the catalog. Resources may be validated in the catalog using:

  • contain_class('myclass')
  • contain_service('sshd')
  • contain_file('/etc/puppet')
  • contain_package('puppet')
  • And so forth for other Puppet resources.