๐Ÿ”น AWS EC2 and Jenkins Deployment Guide

๐Ÿ”น AWS EC2 and Jenkins Deployment Guide


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๐Ÿ“Œ Introduction ๐Ÿ“Œ

๐Ÿ”ธ AWS EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) provides scalable compute capacity in the cloud.

๐Ÿ”ธ Jenkins is an open-source automation server for continuous integration and continuous deployment.

๐Ÿ“Œ Benefits of EC2 for Jenkins ๐Ÿ“Œ

๐Ÿ”ธ Flexibility to choose instance types based on Jenkins workload.

๐Ÿ”ธ Scalability ensures seamless performance as user demands grow.

๐Ÿ”ธ EC2 offers various Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) tailored for Jenkins.

๐Ÿ“Œ Step-by-Step Deployment ๐Ÿ“Œ

1. Launch EC2 Instance ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ”น Log in to AWS Management Console.

๐Ÿ”น Choose appropriate AMI with Jenkins compatibility.

๐Ÿ”น Select desired instance type based on Jenkins requirements.

๐Ÿ”น Configure security groups to allow Jenkins communication.

๐Ÿ”น Review and launch the instance.

2. Access EC2 Instance ๐ŸŒ

๐Ÿ”น Use SSH to connect to your EC2 instance.

๐Ÿ”น Retrieve the public IP address or DNS name.

3. Install Jenkins ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

๐Ÿ”น Update package lists: sudo apt update.

๐Ÿ”น Install Java Development Kit (JDK): sudo apt install default-jdk.

๐Ÿ”น Add Jenkins repository:


wget -q -O - https://pkg.jenkins.io/debian/jenkins.io.key | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo deb http://pkg.jenkins.io/debian-stable binary/ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jenkins.list'


๐Ÿ”น Install Jenkins:


sudo apt update

sudo apt install jenkins


๐Ÿ”น Start Jenkins service: sudo systemctl start jenkins.

๐Ÿ”น Enable Jenkins to start on boot: sudo systemctl enable jenkins.

4. Initial Jenkins Setup โš™๏ธ

๐Ÿ”น Access Jenkins on your browser using the instance's public IP/DNS and port 8080 so you need to go on Instance > Security > Select Security Group > Inbound Rule > Edit Inbound Rule > Add 8080 and then save.

๐Ÿ”น Retrieve Jenkins initial admin password:


sudo cat /var/lib/jenkins/secrets/initialAdminPassword


๐Ÿ”น Follow the setup wizard, installing suggested plugins.

5. Install Required Plugins ๐Ÿ“ฆ

๐Ÿ”น From the Jenkins dashboard, navigate to "Manage Jenkins" > "Manage Plugins".

๐Ÿ”น Install plugins for AWS integration, Git, etc., as per your project needs.

6. Configure Jenkins โš™๏ธ

๐Ÿ”น Set up Jenkins global configurations, including AWS credentials if necessary.

๐Ÿ”น Create Jenkins jobs for your projects with build and deploy steps.

7. Utilize EC2 Scalability โฌ†๏ธ

๐Ÿ”น Configure Jenkins to spin up additional EC2 agents for parallel builds.

๐Ÿ”น Leverage EC2 Auto Scaling for dynamic Jenkins agent allocation.

๐Ÿ“Œ Conclusion ๐Ÿ“Œ

Setting up Jenkins on AWS EC2 empowers your CI/CD pipeline with scalability and efficiency. ๐Ÿš€

Let's embrace the power of AWS EC2 and Jenkins for smoother development lifecycles! ๐Ÿ’ผ๐ŸŒŸ

Feel free to reach out for any questions or further discussions! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

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