Deploy Jenkins on Swarm with Portworx

Portworx can easily be used to simplify the deployment of Jenkins running as a container, as shown by the example below

Create a Portworx volume

The example below create a 5GB “jenkins_vol1” volume, replicated on 3 different nodes.

docker volume create -d pxd --name jenkins_vol1 --opt size=5 --opt repl=3

Launch Jenkins through Docker

Using the name of the volume previously created, start up Jenkins as a container.

docker run -d -p 49001:8080 -v jenkins_vol1:/var/jenkins_home:z -t jenkins

Provide the Secret Password

Bring up a browser to the host where you launched Jenkins on port 49001. You should see


Run “docker ps” to find the CONTAINER ID of the Jenkins container:

docker ps
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                    COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS              PORTS                                NAMES
9dfa72c4328c        jenkins                  "/bin/tini -- /usr/lo"   29 seconds ago      Up 23 seconds       50000/tcp,>8080/tcp   ecstatic_ptolemy

Run the following command to extract the secret password (substituting the actual CONTAINER ID):

docker exec -it 9dfa72c4328c cat /var/jenkins_home/secrets/initialAdminPassword

Complete the Installation

Install the Suggested Plugins

Install Suggested Plugins

Configure the Admin User

Configure Admin User

Start Using Jenkins

Start Using Jenkins

How to speed up Jenkins

Be sure to read How to speed up Jenkins builds on the ways in which Portworx can help improve Jenkins performance and speed up CI/CD workloads.

Highly Resilient Jenkins Using Docker Swarm

Be sure to read Highly Resilient Jenkins Using Docker Swarm on way to deploy fault-tolerant on Docker Swarm with Portworx.

Last edited: Tuesday, May 9, 2023