Administering Jenkins slaves

As Jenkins administrators it is our responsibility to monitor, and maintain the Jenkins master and slave nodes in our build farm. Jenkins features a comprehensive set of tools, and services that takes most of the guesswork out of managing a distributed Jenkins implementation. In this section we will discuss the ins and outs of maintaining a healthy Jenkins master and slave architecture.

The node administration dashboard

The Jenkins node administration page allows us to add, remove, control, and monitor the Jenkins master and any attached slave devices. Figure 2-14 illustrates this Jenkins node administration page:

The node administration dashboard

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