Portworx can easily be used to simplify the deployment of Jenkins running as a container, as shown by the example below

Create Portworx Volume

The example below create a 5GB “jenkins_vol1” volume, replicated on 3 different nodes.

docker volume create -d pxd --name jenkins_vol1 --opt size=5 --opt repl=3

Launch Jenkins through Docker

Using the name of the volume previously created, start up Jenkins as a container.

docker run -d -p 49001:8080 -v jenkins_vol1:/var/jenkins_home:z -t jenkins

Provide the Secret Password

Bring up a browser to the host where you launched Jenkins on port 49001. You should see


Run “docker ps” to find the CONTAINER ID of the Jenkins container:

[root@mesos2 ~]# docker ps
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                    COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS              PORTS                                NAMES
9dfa72c4328c        jenkins                  "/bin/tini -- /usr/lo"   29 seconds ago      Up 23 seconds       50000/tcp,>8080/tcp   ecstatic_ptolemy

Run the following command to extract the secret password (substituting the actual CONTAINER ID):

docker exec -it 9dfa72c4328c cat /var/jenkins_home/secrets/initialAdminPassword

Complete the Installation

Install the Suggested Plugins

Install Suggested Plugins

Configure the Admin User

Configure Admin User

Start Using Jenkins

Start Using Jenkins

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