To integrate Minikube with Jenkins, follow these steps:
- Install the necessary Jenkins plugins:
Kubernetes plugin: This plugin allows Jenkins to dynamically provision a build agent in a Kubernetes cluster.
Docker Pipeline plugin: This plugin provides a Docker DSL for defining Docker-based Jenkins pipelines.
- Install and configure Minikube:
Install Minikube using the installation instructions specific to your operating system.
Start Minikube and ensure that it is running properly by executing the minikube start command in your terminal.
- Configure Jenkins credentials:
Create Kubernetes credentials in Jenkins by navigating to "Manage Jenkins" -> "Manage Credentials" -> "Jenkins" -> "Global credentials" -> "Add Credentials". Enter your Kubernetes cluster credentials, such as the kubeconfig file path and the cluster certificate authority data.
- Configure the Kubernetes Cloud in Jenkins:
Go to "Manage Jenkins" -> "Configure System" -> "Cloud" section -> "Add a new Cloud" -> "Kubernetes".
Enter a name for the cloud configuration.
Fill in the Kubernetes URL field with the Minikube cluster API server URL (usually https://
- Create a Jenkins Pipeline job:
Create a new Jenkins Pipeline job by clicking on "New Item" -> "Enter an item name" -> "Pipeline" -> "OK".
In the Pipeline definition, select the "Pipeline script from SCM" option.
Specify the SCM details, such as the Git repository URL and the Jenkinsfile location.
Save the job configuration.
- Define the Jenkins pipeline:
Create a Jenkinsfile in your Git repository that defines the Jenkins pipeline steps.
Use the Kubernetes plugin syntax to define the Kubernetes Pod template and container specifications.
Configure the Jenkins pipeline stages to build, test, and deploy your application to Minikube.
Use the Minikube cluster for the Kubernetes agent to run the pipeline steps.
Commit and push the Jenkinsfile to your Git repository.
- Run the Jenkins pipeline:
Run the Jenkins job by clicking on "Build Now" or wait for any configured triggers to trigger the build.
Jenkins will start a Kubernetes Pod as a dynamic build agent, and the pipeline defined in the Jenkinsfile will be executed against the Minikube cluster.
By following these steps, you can integrate Minikube with Jenkins and run your build, test, and deployment processes in a Kubernetes cluster.