The Jenkins dashboard is a simple and powerful place where we can manage all builds and therefore manage the application delivery pipeline as well. Open
http://<localhost or IP address>:8080 from browser. Log in with the user credentials which we created earlier. It will direct us to the dashboard.
Let's understand the dashboard parameters:
New Item: It is used to create a new build job, pipeline, or build flow in Jenkins 2:
Manage Jenkins: It allows a Jenkins 2 administrator to manage plugins, users, security, nodes, credentials, global tool configuration, and so on:
To know about the existing nodes used for build execution, click on Manage Nodes. The master node entry will be available. It is the node where Jenkins is installed. We can add multiple slave nodes to distribute the load, which we will learn later in this chapter:
Now that we have installed Jenkins and become familiar with the Jenkins dashboard, the next step is to configure different tools that...