Building in Jenkins

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this lab, you will create a simple shell build in a folder on a prepped server with Jenkins installed to help you get comfortable with the interface and navigation in the freestyle build type. Once you have run the build, you will then check the output and verify that the build is progressing as intended.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a Folder Named Test

From the Jenkins dashboard, create a folder named Test.

Create and Run a User Test Job That Saves Its Output in a File Named user_test.txt

Using a freestyle build, configure and run a user_test job that outputs a file named user_test.txt in the Test folder. Then, view the contents of the file to determine the version of Linux that is running and the user that ran the build.

Additional Resources


You have installed Jenkins, but you want to be sure that the installation is working before you present it to your boss. You have decided that the best way to do this is to have Jenkins run a project that outputs the version of Linux that it is running on and the user that is running the build. You are going to place this output in a file called user_test.txt within a folder named test.

Lab Setup

Access the Jenkins environment by copying the public IP address provided with the lab credentials. Then, in a browser window, navigate to that IP address using

http://<public IP address>:8080

When prompted, log in to Jenkins with the username student and the password OmgPassword!

The command that is needed for the shell portion of this lab is:

uname -a && whoami > user_test.txt

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