Install Jenkins on Red Hat Linux

This post describes how to install Jenkins & supporting plugins to a Linux (Red Hat) system. Follow the below steps in sequence

  1. Download java using the following command
curl -v -j -k -L -H "Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie" > jdk-8u151-linux-x64.rpm

You can change the version of java of your choice

  1. Install java
sudo rpm -i jdk-8u151-linux-x64.rpm

it will get installed in /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_151/

  1. Before installing Jenkins, create the following folders
  1. Install Jenkins - You use the above process as for java - that is downloading using curl command & then installing rpm. Other way around is to use below commands (internally it does the same)

a. Add the Jenkins repository to the yum repos

sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/jenkins.repo

b. add key

sudo rpm --import

c. Install Jenkins

sudo yum install jenkins
  1. Starting/Stopping Jenkins Service
sudo service jenkins start
sudo service jenkins stop
sudo service jenkins restart
  1. Installation of supporting plugins - ANT
    1. Download Apache Ant from - apache-ant-1.10.1.tar.gz
    2. Extract the tar file in /usr/ant/apache-ant-1.10.1/
    3. Set the ANT_OPTS environment variable: export ANT_OPTS=”-Xmx256M”
    4. Set the ANT_HOME environment variable to the directory where you installed Ant: export ANT_HOME=${ant_dir}.
    5. Set the PATH environment variable to include the directory where you installed the Ant bin directory: export PATH=${ANT_HOME}/bin:${JAVA_HOME}/bin:${PATH}

Above is required only if your project uses ANT for build script.

Access the Jenkins - http://localhost:8080 For login for first time, you need to know the admin password. This is present in file -


Once you login as admin , go ahead to create more users.

Happy JobBING

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