22.214.171.124.1. Installing Jenkins
Go the the URL:and download the “Windows Native Package”:
There are several ways to install Jenkins under Windows. You should download a zip file that contains the “jenkins.msi” file. Try to avoid the installation system based on a WAR file.
Unzip the file “Jenkins-xxxx.zip” and run “jenkins.msi” to run the simple installation wizard: You should see:
After the installation wizard is completed, open inside a web browser the URL(the installation wizard should already open automatically this webpage for you). After a few seconds, you should finally see:
By default, Jenkins installs itself as a standard windows service.
As usual with all Windows Services, you can start & stop the (“Jenkins”) service here:
Since Jenkins is a service, it means that (by default) your scheduled Anatella Graphs won’t run under your own MS-Windows account. More precisely, your graphs will execute (by default) under the “Local System Account”: It’s strongly advised to change that default behavior here: Open the window used to manage the MS-Windows Services (i.e. Open a run prompt: Press [WIN]+[R] and run “services.msc”) and then:
Running Jenkins under your own account usually solves many different problems. For example, if you forgot to change to your own account the account that executes Jenkins, you’ll most certainly experience the following difficulties/errors:
1.The “shared drives” (i.e. the network drives: Typically “Z:”) are not accessible to the “Local System Account”: You must execute Jenkins under you own account to have access to the “shared drives”.
2.If your Anatella Graph is using a Type-1 ODBC connection, make sure that this ODBC connection (i.e. the “ODBC DSN” or ODBC link) is inside the category “System DSN” (and not “User DSN”), otherwise the Graphs executed by Jenkins won’t have access to your (ODBC) connection: You’ll find more information about the difference between “System DSN” and “User DSN” inside the section 126.96.36.199 about Type-1 ODBC connections (you won’t have any problem if you are using Type‑2 ODBC connections).
3.Many functionnalities inside the R or Python Engine are not working when executed under the “Local System Account” (although they are working ok when executed under your own personal account).
4.You must enter your Anatella Serial Number as a “System-Wide License” (otherwise the Jenkins user won’t have the required Serial Number to run Anatella). More precisely: You must follow the procedure given in section 7.4.2 to enter your Licence.
If the installation failed (i.e. you can’t see the Jenkins welcome webpage), you can get a description of the installation error inside the file named “jenkins.err.log” inside the Jenkins installation directory:
Here is an example of an installation failure (this is the content of the file “jenkins.err.log”):
If you got a “java.net.BindException” (such as in the example here above), it means that the default TCP/IP port that Jenkins is using (i.e. the port 8080) is already used by another application on your server. When this error occurs, you have 2 choices:
1.You can stop the other application (that is currently using port 8080): This is the preferred solution.
To help you find the application using the port 8080: open a “Windows Task Manager”, go to the “Performance” tab, and click on the “Resource Monitor” button (on the bottom of the window). Inside the “Resource Monitor”, go to the “Network panel”, open the “Listening port” section and search for the application using the port 8080:
2.You can start Jenkins on a different port (this is NOT the preferred solution):
For example, to run Jenkins on port 9090, open a command-shell and run:
Then, you can open the URLinside your web browser.