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DevOps Pipeline: Nginx
private-pipeline-basics-software | Level: Easy | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab |
DevOps practices are to combine software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops) in order to improve the delivery process. DevOps pipelines are chained tasks and components that run in a sequence to cover different phases of software compilation, packaging, automated testing, and test deployment.
In this lab, we have a simple DevOps pipeline for the Nginx web server. The pipeline is stored in form of a Jenkinsfile (Pipeline as Code) and consists of the following components (and tasks):
- Kali machine (For pulling, modifying, and pushing the code)
- GitLab server (For hosting code)
- Jenkins server (For integrating). Different phases and components used:
- Building Binary: make
- Test Deployment: Ansible
- Dynamic Testing: Selenium
- Test server (For test deployment)
Objective: Run the pipeline project and observe/understand the DevOps process!
- The GitLab server is reachable with the name 'gitlab'
- Gitlab credentials:
- The Jenkins server is reachable with the name 'jenkins'
- Jenkins credentials:
- The test deployment server is reachable by the name "test-server"
- Test server SSH credentials:
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