Jenkins is primarily used for setting up automated software builds and constructing CI/CD pipelines in a software development organization. However, it can also serve as a versatile DevOps automation platform capable of hosting and orchestrating various automation, provisioning, and system maintenance tasks.
When you launch an AWS EC2 node from the provided Jenkins Server AMI, you’ll have a fully functional Jenkins Automation Server at your disposal. This server is equipped with additional tools commonly found in a DevOps toolchain, which are essential for implementing a wide range of automation projects. These tools include:
Major Jenkins plugins
Open JDK 8 and C/C++ Compilers
Python 2.7 and 3.x
Importantly, the Jenkins setup remains consistent with official installation guidelines, eliminating the need for a customized Jenkins configuration when building on the foundational platform provided by this AMI.