- Besides the “Safe Restart” plugin, is there a way to stop Jenkins agents from building in cases where you would like to upgrade JOC/JE-masters?
- Do I have to stop all the agent nodes one at a time and then bring things up in a controlled manner?
- Is there a way to stop Jenkins from executing any new jobs?
CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise
The safeRestart function is actually in Jenkins core (just navigate to
/safeRestart); this will prevent any new builds from starting and will allow existing builds to complete. The “Safe Restart” plugin just adds a button for this.
There is also the
/quietDownfunctionality - which will have Jenkins stop taking on new builds but will not trigger the restart.
Finally, CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise also has a Quiet Start function, which will allow you to restart Jenkins, essentially in the Quiet Mode (ie: running but not accepting new builds). Docs on this feature are here: https://go.cloudbees.com/docs/cloudbees-documentation/cje-user-guide/chapter-quiet-start.html#quiet-start