How to install Jenkins on centos 7

Jenkins is an open source Continuous Integration. In this article, I will guide you install jenkins on centos 7. The best way to increase my DevOps skill.

You must have to install Jenkins as below:

  • OS: Centos/Redhat or Ubuntu
  • Login into your Virtual Machine as a non-root user
  • To update packages your system ( option )
  • Checking Java JDK your system
  • Firewall open 8080 port

Install Jenkins on centos 7

Update your system

sudo yum install epel-release
sudo yum update

To install Java

sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk.x86_64

After installing Java, you can confirm it.

java -version

Tell you about Java runtime environment

[huupv@localhost ~]$ java -version
openjdk version "1.8.0_171"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_171-b10)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.171-b10, mixed mode)

you need to set “JAVA_HOME” and “JRE_HOME”.

sudo cp /etc/profile /etc/profile_backup
echo 'export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.8.0-openjdk' | sudo tee -a /etc/profile
echo 'export JRE_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/jre' | sudo tee -a /etc/profile
source /etc/profile

To check “JAVA_HOME” and “JRE_HOME”

[huupv@localhost ~]$ echo $JAVA_HOME
[huupv@localhost ~]$ echo $JRE_HOME

To install Jenkins

Installing Jenkins a stable version

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

Start Jenkins server and set it to run at boot time:

sudo systemctl start jenkins.service
sudo systemctl enable jenkins.service

Firewall open 8080 port

Allow access to Jenkins via 8080 port

sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=8080/tcp
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Access Jenkins from your web browser


How to Unlock Jenkins

How to “Unlock Jenkins”?

To use grep password as below:

[huupv@localhost ~]$ sudo cat /var/log/jenkins/jenkins.log | grep password -A 3

The output below:

Jenkins initial setup is required. An admin user has been created and a password generated.
Please use the following password to proceed to installation:


jenkins default password centos: f86044f712924b29b9420213c7a66133

You are complete installed Jenkins on centos 7 as the picture below:

How to install Jenkins on centos 7


You have to install Jenkins on centos 7. I hope will this your helpful. Thank you for reading the DevopsRoles page!


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