Jenkins Operator is a Kubernetes native operator which fully manages Jenkins on Kubernetes.
It was built with immutability and declarative configuration as code in mind.
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The main reason why we decided to write the jenkins-operator is the fact that we faced a lot of problems with standard Jenkins deployment. We want to make Jenkins more robust, suitable for dynamic and multi-tenant environments.


Some of the problems we want to solve:

  • Volumes handling (AWS EBS volume attach/detach issue when using PVC)
  • Installing plugins with incompatible versions or security vulnerabilities
  • Better configuration as code
  • Lack of end to end tests
  • Handle graceful shutdown properly
  • Security and hardening out of the box
  • Orphaned jobs with no jnlp connection
  • Make errors more visible for end users
  • Backup and restore for jobs history