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This Jenkins Tutorial shows you how to get Jenkins up and running as easily as possible. No prior knowledge is expected, and instead of giving instructions such as “create a user”, I will list exactly how to type each command.

The server which I am using for this Jenkins Tutorial is named “quartz”.  Anywhere you see this name, you will need to change it to match your hostname.

This tutorial assumes you have Tomcat 7 up and running from the “Lightning Tutorial – Install Tomcat 7

You could also install Jenkins as a standalone component, but since I usually have Tomcat installed on my development server to host other tools, this tutorial will use the war installation method.

Download the Jenkins war from http://mirrors.jenkins-ci.org/war/1.610/jenkins.war

The Jenkins war is larger than Tomcat’s default war file size limit, so we need to change this parameter.

$ sudo nano /var/lib/tomcat/webapps/manager/WEB-INF/web.xml # this opens the web.xml file for the manager application for editing

Find the following block and replace 52428800 (52 MB) with 104857600 (100 MB)

Press ctrl+O to save the file, and then ctrl+X to exit nano.

Scroll to the “WAR file to deploy” and click the “Choose File” button.  Select the jenkins.war file you downloaded and click the “Deploy” button.

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Jenkins is now ready at http://quartz:8080/jenkins/

I hope this Jenkins Tutorial made the installation process easy. Stay tuned for more tutorials!

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