Getting started with Jenkins 1.5 on RHEL 5.9 ZipKit

Jenkins is an open source continuous integration tool written in Java.It provides continuous integration services for software development. It is a server-based system running in a servlet container such as Apache Tomcat. It supports SCM tools including CVS, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Clearcase and RTC, and can execute Apache Ant and Apache Maven based projects as well as arbitrary shell scripts and Windows batch commands.

Builds can be started by various means, including being triggered by commit in a version control system, scheduling via a cron-like mechanism, building when other builds have completed, and by requesting a specific build URL.

This topic contains the following sections:

Where to download the ZipKit

What is in the ZipKit

The zipKit can contain the following packages:

BlueprintContains all the deployment models associated with the blueprint and blueprint options (if any).
Service Catalog
Contains all the services in the service catalog associated with the service blueprint.
Service OfferingContains all the service offerings in the service associated with the service blueprint.
Requestable OfferingContains the requestable offering in the service offering associated with the service blueprint.
BSAContains the software package files, system package associated with the service blueprint, and NSH script (if any).
AO Contains the BMC Atrium Orchestrator workflow (if any).

Prerequisites for the ZipKit

  • Ensure that you have created a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 (RHEL 5.9) VM template in the vCenter. For more information, see Setting up and using VM provisioning (from VMware VM template).
  • While creating the RHEL 5.9 template, choose the following options for RHEL 5.9 operating system:

    • Base System - Base
    • Development - Development Tools and Development Libraries
    • Desktop: Desktop, Desktop Platform, X Window System 
  • Disable IPv6
  • Disable SELinux

Where to go next

Importing the ZipKit for Jenkins 1.5 on RHEL 5.9

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