Contributed by James Strachan
originally posted on jenkins-x.io
A common question we have heard in the community over the years is: Is there an open-source UI for Jenkins X?
Well, we now have an answer. It’s Octant using the octant-jx plugin.
We love Octant because:
- lets you visualise and work with all Kubernetes and custom resources across multiple clusters
- thanks to octant-jx, it has awesome integration with Jenkins X components like apps, environments, pipelines, repositories, etc.
Longer-term we’re planning on making most of the developer and operations features of Jenkins X available through the UI via octant-jx.
For example, we hope as part of Jenkins X 3.x you’ll be able to install or upgrade Jenkins X and watch the installation proceed all via Octant.
But already right now today you can:
- view applications, environments, pipelines, repositories
- for a pipeline quickly navigate to:
- its Pod, Log, Pull Request or Preview Environment
- for each step, you can view the step detail or log of the step
- see the various jobs and pipelines used to operate Jenkins X itself
- in time will add management UI capabilities for installing, upgrading and administering Jenkins
We did a demo of octant-jx at the last office hours. We also presented octant-jx at the octant office hours this week.
Here is a demo video showing octant in action with Jenkins X: