Deploy Jenkins from a Helm chart

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Learn how to deploy Jenkins from the Bitnami Helm chart. After you deploy Jenkins on your cluster, you can register the application with Astra.

Jenkins is a validated app for Astra. Learn the difference between Validated and Standard apps.

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Requirements

  • A GKE cluster which has been added to Astra.

  • Updated versions of Helm (version 3.2+) and Kubectl installed.

  • Kubeconfig configured using the gcloud tool with a command like gcloud container clusters get-credentials my-cluster-name

Astra does not currently support the Kubernetes plugin for Jenkins. You can run Jenkins in a Kubernetes cluster without the plugin. The plugin provides scalability to your Jenkins cluster.

Install Jenkins

Two important notes on this process:

  • You must deploy your app after the cluster is added to Astra, not before.

  • You must deploy the Helm chart in a namespace other than the default.

Add the Bitnami chart repo:

helm repo add bitnami https://charts.bitnami.com/bitnami

Create the jenkins namespace and deploy Jenkins into it with the command:

kubectl create namespace jenkins && helm install jenkins --namespace jenkins --set persistence.storageClass=netapp-cvs-perf-premium,persistence.size=100Gi bitnami/jenkins

This does the following:

  • Creates the jenkins namespace.

  • Sets the correct storage class.

  • Sets the persistent volume storage size to 100Gi.

After the pods are online, you can manage the app with Astra. Astra allows you to manage an app at the namespace level or using a helm label