Enterprise Plugins Overview
Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees provides plugins to help address three main areas typically found in enterprise implementations:
- Management of large Jenkins implementations
- Project and/or installation security
- Resource optimization
Additionally, with Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees, users are provided with a stable release and update patches. The current release of Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees is version 13.05, released in May 2013.
The three categories of plugins available to subscribers are:
This group of features helps administrators manage large numbers of Jenkins jobs, projects and teams.
CloudBees Support Plugin
Get faster resolution of issues. Automatically captures commonly-requested Jenkins information when support tickets are entered
Survive Jenkins master or hardware failures. Master failure results in an automatic failover to back-up Jenkins
Capture sameness of configuration information in one place that is then propogated
Validated Merge Plugin
Solve the issue of broken builds due to bad commits. With this plugin, Jenkins only merges code that does not break the build
Folders help to create hierarchies or custom taxonomies to better manage large numbers of jobs
Folders Plus Plugin
Dedicate slaves to a project/team by restricting slaves to a particular folder.
Backup Scheduling Plugin
Use Jenkins to backup Jenkins. No more cron jobs or error-prone custom scripts
Consolidated Build View Plugin
Visualize results of downstream jobs that make up an overall project, with ability to navigate to the console log of each job
Custom Update Center Plugin
Host your update centers easily. Ensure only "blessed" versions of binaries and plugins are shared between teams
Nodes Plus Plugin
Assign slave machine owners, who are then automatically notified of changes in slave machine availability
Plugin Usage Plugin
Track usage of plugins. See which jobs are using a particular plugin
Restart Aborted Builds Plugin
View and restart jobs after a Jenkins master crash recovery
These plugins help administrators secure their projects and/or installations.
Role-based Access Control (RBAC) Plugin
Set-up sophisticated authorization policies to manage Jenkins
Secure Copy Plugin
Copy artifacts securely between teams on same or different instances of Jenkins
WikiText Descriptions Plugin
Prevent potential XSS attacks due to HTML descriptions in Jenkins
With these plugins, Jenkins administrators can make better use of existing resources, greatly improving build times and reducing costs.
Even Scheduler Plugin
Change the default slave allocation algorithm of Jenkins to allocate jobs to free machines
Fast Archiver Plugin
Faster builds with faster upload of archives from slaves to masters
Label Throttle Plugin
Define the bare-metal limits for VMs being used as slaves. This helps in faster runs when multiple builds are running multiple VMs on a single bare-metal machine
Skip Next Build Plugin
Stop running builds for a specified period of time (usually if there are known errors that are being fixed)
VMware ESXi/vSphere Auto-Scaling Plugin
Better leverage existing VMware resources by using machines in VMware pools as slaves
With Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees, organizations benefit from a stable and well-defined release cycle. Jenkins LTS versions are supported for up to 12 months by CloudBees. Additionally, you have a fully supported code base with backward compatible fixes provided, as needed. With very senior Jenkins developers on staff, CloudBees is your best source for expert support.
If you are already using Jenkins today, the migration to Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees is extremely simple. An easy migration path ensures you continue to leverage the value realized from Jenkins.
CloudBees DEV@cloud Integration
By subscribing to Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees, you can also easily outsource some of your peak load to our DEV@cloud Jenkins as a Service offering; all Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees subscriptions include a base DEV@cloud subscription and build-time credits.
- For additional information, check out our documentation site for Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees.