CloudBees Core on Traditional Platforms Operations Center Administration Guide

CloudBees Core on traditional platforms is a continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) solution that extends Jenkins. Developed for on-premise installations, CloudBees Core on traditional platforms offers stable releases with monthly updates, as well as additional proprietary tools and enterprise features to enhance the manageability and security of Jenkins. CloudBees Core on traditional platforms helps administrators manage growing installations due to ever-increasing teams, projects and jobs while getting professional support on Jenkins.

CloudBees Core on traditional platforms has two components - the Client Master and the Operations Center, where the Client Master is a Jenkins master, whose main function is to coordinate the building of projects such as Pipelines.

The Operations Center

When a CloudBees Core on traditional platforms installation consists of two or more Client Masters, it is usually a good idea to install an Operations Center instance to manage these Client Masters. The Operations Center provides centralized management for the following key features of a Client Master:

  • Security and role-based access controls, which controls access to different Client Masters, as well as various Pipeline projects and jobs on each Client Master.

  • Credentials, typically used to access secured external resources in Pipeline projects and jobs.

  • Agents, which can be shared amongst different Client Masters.

Operations Center also provides other management features for Client Masters.

Structure of this Guide

This guide consists of the following chapters:

  • Navigating - describes how to navigate the interface of your Operations Center instance to access its various features.

  • Securing - describes how to secure your Operations Center instance.

  • Managing - describes how to manage your Operations Center instance itself.

  • Managing Client Masters - describes how to manage your Client Masters through Operations Center.

  • Managing Agents - describes how to manage agents used by configured Client Masters on your Operations Center instance.