Jenkins is primarily utilized for automating software builds and constructing CI/CD pipelines within a software development organization. However, it also serves as a versatile DevOps automation platform capable of hosting and orchestrating various automation, provisioning, and system maintenance tasks.
When launching an AWS EC2 node from the Jenkins Server AMI, the Jenkins Automation Server is swiftly up and running, fully operational. Additionally, it includes a complement of extra tools commonly featured in a DevOps toolchain, which are essential for executing various automation projects. These tools encompass:
Key Jenkins plugins
Open JDK 8 and C/C++ compilers
Python 2.7 and 3.x
Significantly, it’s important to note that the Jenkins setup remains faithful to the official installation guidelines. Therefore, there is no need to customize the Jenkins configuration when building on the foundational platform provided by this AMI.