How-To Get Jenkins Server on Azure in a Few Minutes

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Here is the easiest way I found to get Jenkins server up and running on your Microsoft Azure account in just a few minutes.

1. Visit this page and click Create Virtual Machine button. Once you log in to Azure click Create.

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2. Input your VM name, username, resource group name.

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3. Use PuTTYgen to generate a public/private key pair (Download PuTTY from this page.You may choose to download Windows MSI installer package)

4. Click Generate

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5. Keep moving your mouse until the green bar is filled. DO NOT forget to save your public and private key!

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6. Copy your public key and paste into SSH public key field. Select your server location and Click OK

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7. Select your server size with the monthly price that you can afford.

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8. Leave the default Settings and click OK.

9. Review your VM information and OK to start deploying your server

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10. Wait until the server deployment is finished.

11. Click at your virtual machine

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12. Click at your VM’s Public IP Address

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13. You can adiitionally assign DNS name by putting in DNS name label and press Tab to verify. Once you see the green checkmark then you can save your change.

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14. Now you can access your Jenkins via the IP address or DNS name from your web browser. 15. On the first page, click at the bottom-right corner

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16. You will see the user name

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17. Go back to your VM and goto menu Boot diagnostics. Go down through the log until you find the password.

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18. Now you can log in and start playing around Jenkins. (Do not forget to change your Jenkins password!)

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Originally published at pacroy.blogspot.com on January 4, 2017.

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