How to Automate Deployment Process for Jenkins?

Three things to be avoided for a 100% success in application delivery- Scripts, Scripts and Scripts

Enterprise IT invests time and effort in writing custom scripts, maintaining them, downloading and installing new plugins frequently to build application delivery pipeline in Jenkins. But the question of flexibility & scalability persists. Many activities like defining load balancers, creating individual servers, resizing clusters, using deployment strategies, or executing rollbacks need the IT team to write a lot of custom scripts. Read this page to learn how to deploy code using Jenkins but using ISD’s no-code approach.

OpsMx ISD is a battle-tested Continuous Delivery platform to release applications without a need to write scripts frequently.

No-code Hybrid-cloud Deployments

Hybrid-cloud requires scripts for cloud-native deployments, but ISD (using Argo and Spinnaker) can deploy applications on bare metal, container, VM, or server-less platforms through our integration with all clouds (OpenStack, OpenShift, Kubernetes, Mesos, Docker, vSphere) or public cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure) using pre-defined templates.

No-code Advanced Deployment Strategies

OpsMx ISD comes with cloud-native deployment strategies, handles underlying orchestration such as verifying health checks, disabling old server groups, and enabling new server groups. It supports red/black, rolling red/black, A|B, canary deployments strategies.

Automated Pipelines

OpsMx ISD offers pipeline or workflow constructs used for deployments of applications and for managing cloud resources. One gets the flexibility to add pre-defined stages like Bake, Find Image, Deploy, Disable/Enable/Resize a server group to perform a series of deployment operations automatically.

Smart GitOps

ISD enables out-of-the-box GitOps styles declarative deployments for Kubernetes or multi-destination deployments using Argo and Spinnaker. The intelligence gates allow enterprises to drive the GitOps allowing flexibility in the process yet having tight control, visibility and insights into end-to-end workflow.

Safeguards for Deployment

OpsMx ISD offers various safeguard types to ensure a new software version can be added and removed safely. From verification of a new release to one-click rollback, if issues are encountered during deployment, to cluster locking for maintaining exclusivity on resources during deployment, you get it all.

Complementary Solutions

OpsMx ISD complements Jenkins as it supports easy extensibility to deploying bare metal and custom solutions for use cases that are not natively supported. While Jenkins can build artifacts, ISD can seamlessly integrates with Jenkins to fetch artifacts and automatically bake and deploy them into multiple clouds

Key Benefits

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Reduce dependency on Engineers

Reduce cognitive load on an army of engineers and architects to design Jenkins CD pipeline by leveraging already templatized CD pipeline of ISD

Zero Custom Scripts

Avoid writing custom scripts for various deployment use cases by using ISD capabilities like auto managing cloud resources, deployment strategies, rollbacks, etc.

Faster and Safer Deployment

Faster and Safer Deployment

Reduce risk through automated enterprise compliance checks and audit trail of entire software delivery.

Resources

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Jenkins and Spinnaker – A Comparison

Many organizations are using a combination of Jenkins and a tool like Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or Salt to automate their CI/CD pipelines but find themselves having to do many steps manually or using a series of scripts…

Managing Secrets in Spinnaker_resources

Managing Secrets in Spinnaker – Loading Jenkins Credentials...

After adding a Jenkins master to Spinnaker through hal command, the ci part of the hal config looks like the following:

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Spinnaker vs Argo CD

Adopting containers is a common strategy for enterprises today to roll out new application changes quickly, deploy efficiently and run applications securely. To achieve those goals, many enterprises are now adopting
continuous delivery (CD) in order to deploy changes into production quickly, frequently, and safely.

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