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Jenkins X Serverless Architecture

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In this step by step tutorial we are going to build a CI/CD solution for a modern cloud application based on microservices with Jenkins X. By the end of this tutorial, we will have a working CI/CD solution that will enable us to develop, test and deliver our application in a fast and reliable way.

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Continuous Deployment with Kubernetes and Jenkins X (Overview)
  2. You’re here → Jenkins X Serveless Architecture (Chapter 1)
  3. Install & Setup Jenkins X Serverless (Chapter 2)
  4. Import Existing Project into Jenkins X (Chapter 3)
  5. Create Custom Build Pack for Jenkins X (Chapter 4)
  6. Integration Testing in Jenkins X (Chapter 5)

Before we start the hands-on part of the tutorial, we need to cover the main components of Jenkins X serverless infrastructure. The image below illustrates these components:

TestProject - Jenkins X Infrastructure

Let’s drill down a bit more:

  • Kubernetes – The core of our cloud application development, where we build, test and deploy our applications.
  • Docker image registry – That’s where we store our docker images after we build them. A small note on that, Jenkins X uses your cloud provider’s docker registry by default, but it can be configured to use some other private registry.
  • Git – That’s where we save our code – Application source code, system configuration and system state.
  • Chart Museum – Where we store our Helm charts.
  • Testing Framework – Where we test our application changes, we use TestProject (it’s free).
  • Kaniko – Builds our Docker containers.
  • Skaffold – Deploys our Docker containers on Kubernetes.
  • Draft – Creates our Helm charts for deploying our applications.
  • Tekton – That what runs our pipelines.
  • Jenkins X – Orchestrates the CI/CD process.

In the next chapter we will learn how to install and setup Jenkins X serverless.
Let go 👉 Chapter 2!

 

Alexander Nikitin

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Alexander Nikitin

Experienced DevOps engineer with vast knowledge in automation and network systems. Working as a DevOps Engineer at TestProject.

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