Jenkins is primarily employed for establishing automated software builds and creating CI/CD pipelines within a software development organization. However, it can also serve as a versatile DevOps automation platform, capable of hosting and orchestrating a wide range of automation, provisioning, and system maintenance tasks.
When you initiate an AWS EC2 node from the Jenkins Server AMI, the Jenkins Automation Server is swiftly up and running, fully operational. Additionally, it includes a set of supplementary tools commonly featured in a DevOps toolchain, 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
Crucially, it’s important to note that the Jenkins configuration remains consistent with the official installation guidelines. Therefore, there is no need to customize the Jenkins setup when building upon the foundational platform provided by this AMI.