Java Web Start slave a service

Issue

  • Want to set-up a Windows slave as a service using Java Web Start

 

Environment

  • CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise

 

Resolution

You just need to follow:

https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Step+by+step+guide+to+set+up+master+and+slave+machines

 

However, for MAC or Linux slaves, the recommend way is to use ssh slaves, since with Java Web Start you will always need to update slave.jar every time Jenkins is updated.

 

For Windows slaves, you can also use cygwin+openssh instead of Java Web Start. In this way, you will not need to update slave.jar on a Jenkins upgrade.

 

 

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