jenkins_build_status_spec spins up a Jenkins instance in a docker container based on an image stored in the GitLab-QA container registry.
The docker image it uses is preconfigured with some base data and plugins.
The test then configures the GitLab plugin in Jenkins with a URL of the GitLab instance that will be used
to run the tests. Unfortunately, the GitLab Jenkins plugin does not accept ports so
not be accepted. Therefore, this requires us to run GitLab on port 80 or inside a docker container.
To start a docker container for GitLab based on the nightly image:
docker run \ --publish 80:80 \ --name gitlab \ --hostname localhost \ gitlab/gitlab-ee:nightly
To run the tests from the
CHROME_HEADLESS=false bin/qa Test::Instance::All http://localhost -- qa/specs/features/ee/browser_ui/3_create/jenkins/jenkins_build_status_spec.rb
The test will automatically spinup a docker container for Jenkins and tear down once the test completes.
However, if you need to run Jenkins manually outside of the tests, use this command:
docker run \ --hostname localhost \ --name jenkins-server \ --env JENKINS_HOME=jenkins_home \ --publish 8080:8080 \ registry.gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-qa/jenkins-gitlab:version1
Jenkins will be available on
Admin username is
admin and password is
It is worth noting that this is not an orchestrated test. It is tagged with the
only to prevent it from running in the pipelines for live environments such as Staging.
If Jenkins docker container exits without providing any information in the logs, try increasing the memory used by the Docker Engine.