Guide – How To Start – Jenkins Automation Server on Debian 10

Configuring and Connecting to Jenkins Automation Server on Debian 10

Connecting and managing Jenkins server

  1. Run the VM through Azure Portal. To customize the Server, first, you need to know the server IP address. You can find it in the personal account of Azure. (You need to select the virtual machine from the list. By clicking the item “Overview”, your IP is displayed in the line “Public IP Address”).
  1. To work, you should open ports 8080 and 8443 TCP in the network properties in the Azure firewall.
  1. To manage with Jenkins server you should connect to a VM. 
    1. With OpenSSH

In the Windows 10 operating system (starting with version 1809 ), an OpenSSH client is available, with which you can connect to Linux servers via SSH. If the Windows 10 is suitable and the OpenSSH client is installed, you can start connecting via SSH. To do this, launch a normal Windows command prompt and enter the command ” ssh user@*vm_ip*”. 

Where “user” is the username that was specified while creating the virtual machine and “*vm_ip*” is the VM IP address.

In the opened console it is necessary to enter a password that was specified while creating the virtual machine.

  1. With the PuTTy application 

To do this you need the PuTTy application to connect via ssh. You can download it at the following link – Download

Run Putty, enter the VM address in the “Host” field and click “Open” to connect.

In the opened console you will need to enter a username and password that were specified while the VM was being created (you’ll not see the password in the console while entering it). 

  1. You can check the status of the Jenkins service using the command:

sudo  systemctl status jenkins

Also, you can enable the Jenkins service to start at boot with the command:

sudo systemctl enable jenkins

You can start the Jenkins service with the command:

sudo systemctl start jenkins

Configuration of Jenkins server

  1. After starting the VM, you can go to the main page. To do this, go to the following address http://*vm_ip*:8080.
  1. The authorization page will open. Use the username ‘admin’ and password ‘jenkins’ to log in as an administrator.
  1. To change a password and add your mail go to ‘admin -> Configure’

Add an email, change and confirm a new password. Then click ‘Save’

  1. To configure system settings go to ‘Manage Jenkins -> Jenkins Configuration’

Here you can see and change ‘Jenkins URL’ (using your domain name), System Admin email, and set a lot of the options you need.

Jenkins on Debian 10 helps you to automate all sorts of tasks related to building, testing, and delivering or deploying software.

More information – Jenkins Handbook

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