Jenkins slave ready to run Docker image (Jenkins Swarm Plugin)
Docker images for Jenkins slave based on Jenkins Swarm Plugin.
Works best in combination with eeacms/jenkins-master
This image is generic, thus you can obviously re-use it within your non-related EEA projects.
Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links
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Base docker image
$ docker run eeacms/jenkins-slave
Add user and password to connect jenkins slaves to jenkins master
$ docker run eeacms/jenkins-slave -username foo -password secret
or via environment variables:
$ docker run -e JENKINS_USER=foo -e JENKINS_PASS=secret eeacms/jenkins-slave
--help for more options:
$ docker run --rm eeacms/jenkins-slave --help
Also see EEA Jenkins master-slave orchestration for a complete guide on running a Jenkins master-slave stack.
Supported environment variables
JENKINS_USERjenkins user to be used to connect slaves to Jenkins master. Make sure that this user has the proper rights to connect slaves and run jenkins jobs.
JENKINS_PASSjenkins user password
JENKINS_PASS_ENVjenkins user password; use this option if your password contains illegal characters
JAVA_OPTSYou might need to customize the JVM running Jenkins slave, typically to pass system properties or tweak heap memory settings. Use JAVA_OPTS environment variable for this purpose.
JENKINS_NAMEName of the slave
JENKINS_DESCRIPTIONDescription to be put on the slave
JENKINS_EXECUTORSNumber of executors. Default is equal with the number of available CPUs
JENKINS_LABELSWhitespace-separated list of labels to be assigned for this slave. Multiple options are allowed.
JENKINS_RETRYNumber of retries before giving up. Unlimited if not specified.
JENKINS_MODEThe mode controlling how Jenkins allocates jobs to slaves. Can be either 'normal' (utilize this slave as much as possible) or 'exclusive' (leave this machine for tied jobs only). Default is normal.
JENKINS_MASTERThe complete target Jenkins URL like 'http://jenkins-server'. If this option is specified, auto-discovery will be skipped
JENKINS_TUNNELConnect to the specified host and port, instead of connecting directly to Jenkins. Useful when connection to Hudson needs to be tunneled. Can be also HOST: or :PORT, in which case the missing portion will be auto-configured like the default behavior
JENKINS_TOOL_LOCATIONSWhitespace-separated list of tool locations to be defined on this slave. A tool location is specified as 'toolName:location'
JENKINS_NO_RETRY_AFTER_CONNECTEDDo not retry if a successful connection gets closed.
JENKINS_AUTO_DISCOVERY_ADDRESSUse this address for udp-based auto-discovery (default 255.255.255.255)
JENKINS_DISABLE_SSL_VERIFICATIONDisables SSL verification in the HttpClient.
JENKINS_OPTSYou can provide multiple parameters via this environment like:
-e JENKINS_OPTS="-labels code-analysis -mode exclusive"
Even if this image has some common system libraries pre-installed at some point
your projects may have system dependencies that are not installed on this image.
Thus, you'll have to build your own custom Jenkins slave Docker image
based on this one by adding a
Dockerfile and then run:
$ docker build -t jenkins-slave-custom .
FROM eeacms/jenkins-slave USER root RUN apt-get update \ && apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends \ foo \ bar \ && rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/* USER jenkins
If the jenkins slaves fail to connect you can either directly provide
JENKINS_MASTER env URL or within your favorite
browser head to
http://<your.jenkins.master.ip>/configure and update
Jenkins URL property to match your jenkins server IP/DOMAIN (
then restart jenkins slave.
Copyright and license
The Initial Owner of the Original Code is European Environment Agency (EEA).
All Rights Reserved.
The Original Code is free software;
you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU
General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later