Building a Freestyle Job in Jenkins

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this hands-on lab we will be building a basic job in Jenkins using the Freestyle project type. This is one of the most basic jobs that can be run in Jenkins, but it will provide the basis for other processes that can be accomplished using Jenkins.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a Folder Named Development

Log into the Jenkins server if necessary, using the public IP address provided and the default port of 8080.

From the dashboard, using the menu on the left, click New Item at the top.

In the text box type Development.

Select Folder from the item type.

Click OK

Go to the bottom of the configuration and click Save.

Create a Freestlyle Job Named poll

In the Development folder, select New Item from the menu on the left.

Enter poll in the text box, select Freestyle project as the type, and click OK.

In the job configuration go to the Build step and select Execute shell.

Enter the following:

uname -a > info.txt
whoami >> info.txt

In Post-build Actions, select Archive the artifacts.

The archive is the info.txt file.

Click on Advanced and select Fingerprint all archived artifacts.

Click Save.

In the menu on the left, in the job screen, select Build Now.

Once the build is complete click the job name in the breadcrumb trail and look for the artifact.

Click view and ensure that it shows the correct output, both the Linux type as well as the username on a separate line.

Additional Resources

You are interviewing for a job with a software company. You will need to demonstrate your ability with their Jenkins platform.

You will need to access the Jenkins master at the provided IP address on the default port. The user is student and the password is OmgPassword!

  • Create a folder named Development
  • In the Development, folder create a Freestyle project named poll
  • The freestyle job should produce one artifact named info.txt
  • info.txt should contain the result of uname -a and the username
  • The artifact should be archived and fingerprinted.

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