Installing the DevOptics Plugins

DevOptics runs on the standard (open source) Jenkins distribution.  You just need to install the plugin and configure it.  The only unusual bit is that you will need to install two plugins, one is the DevOptics Installer, and then, after installing that, the DevOptics Plugin itself (the first step is not needed if you are installing on a CloudBees distribution).

The whole experience, from starting the download to configuring the plugin should take less than 10 minutes.  Here is a step-by-step narration:

First go to the Jenkins installation page:

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I’m on a Mac, so I choose the MacOS X installer; with my network connection it takes about 4 minutes

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Now start the installer

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Go through all the screens …

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and you will soon reach Jenkins itself.  You need to create an account, etc….

You do not need to install all the recommended plugins; skip that and you will save yourself quite a bity of time (I need a screenshot of this step).

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Now go to Manage Jenkins, to add the Plugins.  First look for “Available” plugins, searching for “DevOptics”.  You will find only one plugin, the “Installer”

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Go install this.  You do NOT need to restart.

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After this go again to the Plugin Manager.  Search again and you will find another DevOptics Plugin.  This is the real plugin that will collect the data needed by our DevOptics SaaS Service and App.

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You can now install this Plugin; this is the real thing.  As before you do NOT need to restart.

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And there you are!  The next step is configuring the plugin; I’ll go over that in the next post.

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