Join us! Looking for a RSE/OPS/Cloud Engineer for DevOptics

The DevOptics team has an opening for an OPS person to contribute to our architectural, operational and implementation activity as a modern SaaS.  We are a distributed team operating across multiple time-zones.  We are looking for somebody that will work in Eastern / Central US Time-Zone.

We interact continuously online, synchronously and asynchronously, we complement this with F2F meetings.  Below is a photo from our last F2F, in Malahide, IRL.

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Our last F2F in Malahide

Job details HERE.  Looking forward to meet you!

PS.  We collectively speak (at least) 6 languages, have 8 nationalities, and live in 7 countries.  We value diversity although, as you can see from the photo, our efforts have not been fully successful.  Apply!

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CloudBees DevOptics New Features (mid-Oct ’18)

This is an indirect link to the official post.

Our team has been delivering improvements to CloudBees DevOptics since DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018 in San Francisco.  Now, as we we head to DevOps World | Jenkins World in Nice, France, I want to point out how we use the continuous delivery model ourselves to improve and update our own products.

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The rest of the post is HERE.

CloudBees DevOptics at DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018 (from CloudBees Blog)

This is an indirect link to the official post.

Last month I attended our annual DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018 in San Francisco. The event has gotten bigger every year, and – spoiler alert! – next year the conference will be at the San Francisco Moscone Center.

CloudBees DevOptics was an integral part of the event and this post will highlight new updates and features to the product. But first, I’ll give you a recap of what happened in San Francisco…

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Switching the Account for a Master

Connecting a Master – CloudBees or Jenkins – from DevOptics is very easy.  So it is to Disconnect and Reconnect with a new account.

A quick visual pass.  First disconnect your master.  You can do this here:

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Click on that Disconnect… then confirm

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And now your master is no longer connected

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Now you can reconnect again, with your new organization

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There, that’s it.

Enjoy!

DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018

And it’s a wrap!

This year’s DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018 wrapped up yesterday.  It was a very good show.  Our team had released the Free version of DevOptics earlier, but we spent all last week polishing… and some of this week too – the beauty of a SaaS product.

The event is at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, in the big rooms of the Yerba Buena level.  The event is larger every year:

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The setup for the keynotes was very nice.  These media guys do an outstanding job.  Last year they had 2 Christie Boxer 4k30 (that is 4K pixels, 30K lumens, 2,000:1 contrast!), projectors combined to provide a (very large) screen resolution of 3640×1050.  This year they had 4 of these beasts: two were used for the two side screens and two more overlapped to deliver a very cute round center screen.  The 2 overlapping projectors are at the edges of the room and there is no shadow behind the speaker

Here is Christina in front of the rotating globe.  Very sharp looking.

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Kohsuke gave his usual Community Keynote, and then Sacha and Christina presented.  DevOptics got a piece of the keynote:

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The main announcement was CloudBees suite – we are at the top, over CloudBees CodeShip and CloudBees Core (based on Jenkins):

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The trade show had nice attendance.  This year I was not running the DevOptics booth, at the back of the picture – which suited me well, I was busy keeping an eye on the actual system.

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The product itself behaved very nicely.  No service interruptions (yeah!) and only a few new bugs.  We actually fixed several during the week — SaaS FTW.   I’ll write a follow-up post on that part of the show experience this weekend.

And next year the show goes to a bigger stage – the Moscone Center!

Connected Masters for Run Insights

Embracing a SaaS culture requires a fair amount of infrastructure and adjustments to the operations of the team but it enables great speed in delivering new product features.

Our team delivers new services multiple time a day.  Sometimes the features are small and sometimes they are invisible to the end-user, but here is a very useful one that we shipped late last week: we have expanding the screen that lists Connected Masters and it now lists all the connected Masters in your Organizations, with extra information.

This feature can be very useful when you are getting started with Run Insights;.  Once you have connected a new (Jenkins or CloudBees Core) Master using the DevOptics Plugin, first go to the Settings icon on the lower left, and then go to the Connected Masters screen to see that your Master connected as you expected.

Below is a screen showing some of the Masters in our own Organization.  I sorted the list and oranged-out all but the first Master.  You can see that the version of the plugin installed in this particular Master is 1.1349 – the versions are generated automatically and continuously – and that the plugin has been configured to provide Monitoring Information on the CD Platform, and Information on the Value Streams (see Configuring the DevOptics Plugin).

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Recent promotions have also improved the in-app documentation, on-boarding,, and messaging around the plugin installation.  Go SaaS!

A Jenkins Run… seen from DevOptics

After Configuring and Connecting your DevOptics Plugin on your Jenkins installation, your DevOptics UI looks like this.

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That is actually the Run Completion tab. The Run Insights screen has 2 other tabs, all equally empty.  Activity by hour of the Day is:

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and Runs per Node Label looks as follows:

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To see some activity you need to run some jobs in one of the masters connected to this account.  In our setup, that is our local master.  So… let’s run the simplest Hello World job.

Go to the Jenkins instance and look at that “New Item” on the left menu

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From there, we can create the simplest FreeStyle job (yeah, you should do something cleaner, but I am running with no Plugins, so…)

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Filling in the fields:

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and now you can just run this job…

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Let’s do it a few more times… and then let’s go to the DevOptics UI side… and this is how it will look

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And a bit later…

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so there you have it: your own Jenkins instance running a Hello World job, as seen by DevOptics in your Organization.  It takes a bit more than the ideal 5 minutes but it’s not too bad… I hope! 🙂

Enjoy DevOptics, and stay tuned for more developments and features…

And, collecting my most recent posts for your convenience: