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Jenkins has native integrations with the following OSes. See respective sections for how to make Jenkins run in the background automatically:
- Installing Jenkins/Hudson as Solaris 10 service
- Installing Jenkins on Ubuntu
- Installing Jenkins on Red Hat Distributions
- Installing Jenkins as a Unix daemon
Alternatively, if you have a servlet container that supports Servlet 2.4/JSP 2.0, such as Glassfish v2, Tomcat 5 (or any later versions), then you can run them as services, and deploy
jenkins.war as you would any other war file. Container specific documentation is available if you choose this route.
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If you're running on Windows you might want to run Jenkins as a service so it starts up automatically without requiring a user to log in. The easiest way is follow Installing Jenkins as a Windows service. Alternatively, you can install a servlet container like GlassFish and Tomcat, which can run as a service by itself, and then deploy Jenkins to it.
Since Jenkins was written to work on unix-like platforms, some parts assume the presence of unix-utilities. It is advised to install these as well on Windows. Install UnxUtils (this includes a shell that seems to work with forward and backwards slashes and does globbing correctly), put it in the Windows
PATH, and copy
C:\bin\sh.exe (or whichever drive you use) to make shebang lines work. This should get you going.
Also, see how other people are deploying Jenkins/Hudson to get some idea of how to make it fit your environment.
- Case study of Sven Reimers
- Case study of Kohsuke Kawaguchi
- Case study of Rhett Sutphin
- Case study of Ned Collyer
- Case Study of Arnaud Lacour
- Case Study of JBoss
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