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Jenkins is primarily utilized for automating software builds and constructing CI/CD pipelines within software development organizations. However, it can also serve as a versatile DevOps automation platform capable of hosting and orchestrating a variety of automation, provisioning, and system maintenance tasks.

When you launch an AWS EC2 instance using the provided Jenkins Server AMI, you gain access to a fully functional Jenkins Automation Server. This server includes additional tools commonly found in a DevOps toolchain, essential for executing various automation projects. These tools encompass:

Major Jenkins plugins
Open JDK 8 and C/C++ Compilers
Python 2.7 and 3.x
Git Client
Importantly, the Jenkins setup remains consistent with official installation guidelines. This means you won’t have to contend with a customized Jenkins configuration when working with the foundational platform provided by this AMI.