Jenkins integration for Grafana Cloud
Jenkins is a free and open source automation server. It helps automate the parts of software development related to building, testing, and deploying, facilitating continuous integration and continuous delivery. It is a server-based system that runs in servlet containers such as Apache Tomcat.
This integration includes 1 pre-built dashboard to help monitor and visualize Jenkins metrics.
Before you begin
In order for the integration to work, the Prometheus plugin must be installed in your Jenkins instance.
Install Jenkins integration for Grafana Cloud
- In your Grafana Cloud stack, click Connections in the left-hand menu.
- Find Jenkins and click its tile to open the integration.
- Review the prerequisites in the Configuration Details tab and set up Grafana Agent to send Jenkins metrics to your Grafana Cloud instance.
- Click Install to add this integration’s pre-built dashboard to your Grafana Cloud instance, and you can start monitoring your Jenkins setup.
Post-install configuration for the Jenkins integration
After enabling the metrics generation, instruct Grafana Agent to scrape your Jenkins nodes.
Jenkins exposes a
/prometheus endpoint. To scrape it, add the provided snippet to your agent configuration file.
Make sure to change
targets in the snippet according to your environment.
Configuration snippets for Grafana Agent
metrics.configs.scrape_configs, insert the following lines and change the URLs according to your environment:
- job_name: integrations/jenkins metrics_path: /prometheus relabel_configs: - replacement: '<your-instance-name>' target_label: instance static_configs: - targets: ['localhost:8080']
Full example configuration for Grafana Agent
Refer to the following Grafana Agent configuration for a complete example that contains all the snippets used for the Jenkins integration. This example also includes metrics that are sent to monitor your Grafana Agent instance.
integrations: prometheus_remote_write: - basic_auth: password: <your_prom_pass> username: <your_prom_user> url: <your_prom_url> agent: enabled: true relabel_configs: - action: replace source_labels: - agent_hostname target_label: instance - action: replace target_label: job replacement: "integrations/agent-check" metric_relabel_configs: - action: keep regex: (prometheus_target_.*|prometheus_sd_discovered_targets|agent_build.*|agent_wal_samples_appended_total|process_start_time_seconds) source_labels: - __name__ # Add here any snippet that belongs to the `integrations` section. # For a correct indentation, paste snippets copied from Grafana Cloud at the beginning of the line. logs: configs: - clients: - basic_auth: password: <your_loki_pass> username: <your_loki_user> url: <your_loki_url> name: integrations positions: filename: /tmp/positions.yaml scrape_configs: # Add here any snippet that belongs to the `logs.configs.scrape_configs` section. # For a correct indentation, paste snippets copied from Grafana Cloud at the beginning of the line. metrics: configs: - name: integrations remote_write: - basic_auth: password: <your_prom_pass> username: <your_prom_user> url: <your_prom_url> scrape_configs: # Add here any snippet that belongs to the `metrics.configs.scrape_configs` section. # For a correct indentation, paste snippets copied from Grafana Cloud at the beginning of the line. - job_name: integrations/jenkins metrics_path: /prometheus relabel_configs: - replacement: '<your-instance-name>' target_label: instance static_configs: - targets: ['localhost:8080'] global: scrape_interval: 60s wal_directory: /tmp/grafana-agent-wal
The Jenkins integration installs the following dashboards in your Grafana Cloud instance to help monitor your system.
Jenkins overview dashboard
The most important metrics provided by the Jenkins integration, which are used on the pre-built dashboard, are as follows:
# 0.0.4 - September 2023 * New Filter Metrics option for configuring the Grafana Agent, which saves on metrics cost by dropping any metric not used by this integration. Beware that anything custom built using metrics that are not on the snippet will stop working. * New hostname relabel option, which applies the instance name you write on the text box to the Grafana Agent configuration snippets, making it easier and less error prone to configure this mandatory label. # 0.0.3 - April 2023 * Update mixin to latest version: - Update panel descriptions # 0.0.2 - May 2022 * Update mixin to latest version: - metrics_path uses `/prometheus` rather than `/api/prometheus` - scrape targets `localhost:8080` rather than `jenkins:8080` # 0.0.1 - July 2021 * Initial release
By connecting your Jenkins instance to Grafana Cloud, you might incur charges. To view information on the number of active series that your Grafana Cloud account uses for metrics included in each Cloud tier, see Active series and dpm usage and Cloud tier pricing.