Jenkins is primarily utilized for automating software builds and constructing CI/CD pipelines within a software development organization. Nevertheless, it also serves as a versatile DevOps automation platform capable of hosting and orchestrating a wide range of automation, provisioning, and system maintenance tasks.
When initiating an AWS EC2 instance from Jenkins Server AMI, the Jenkins Automation Server is promptly up and running, fully operational. Additionally, it includes supplementary tools commonly found in a DevOps toolchain, which are necessary for implementing various automation projects. These tools encompass:
Key Jenkins plugins
Open JDK 8 and C/C++ compilers
Python 2.7 and 3.x
Importantly, the Jenkins configuration remains faithful to the official installation guidelines. Consequently, there is no need to customize the Jenkins setup when building on the foundational platform provided by this AMI.