JX is a command line tool for installing and using Jenkins X.
Check out how to install jx.
Please check out the Getting Started Guide on how to:
Welcome to the Jenkins X Community
We value respect and inclusiveness and follow the CDF Code of Conduct in all interactions.
We’d love to talk with you about Jenkins X and are happy to help if you have any questions.
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Find out more about our bi-weekly office hours, where we discuss all things Jenkins X, and other events here.
To find out the available commands type:
Or to get help on a specific command, say,
create then type:
jx help create
You can also browse the jx command reference documentation.
To open the Jenkins console try:
Or to open other consoles:
jx open foo
If you do not know the name:
To tail the logs of anything running on Kubernetes (jenkins or your own applications) type.
Which prompts you for the deployment to log then tails the logs of the newest pod for an app.
You can filter the list of deployments via:
jx logs -f cheese
Then if there’s only one deployment with a name that contains
cheese then it’ll tail the logs of the latest pod or will prompt you to choose the exact deployment to use.
You can open a remote shell inside any pods container via the
Or to open a shell inside a pod named foo:
jx rsh foo
-c to specify the container name. e.g. to open a shell in a maven build pod:
jx rsh -c maven maven
Importing or Creating apps
To import an application from the current directory:
Or to create a new Spring Boot application from scratch:
jx create spring
e.g. to create a new WebMVC and Spring Boot Actuator microservice try this:
jx create spring -d web -d actuator
To start a pipeline using a specific name try:
jx start pipeline myorg/myrepo
Or to pick the pipeline to start:
jx start pipeline
If you know part of the name of the pipeline to run you can filter the list via:
jx start pipeline -f thingy
You can start and tail the build log via:
jx start pipeline -t
Viewing Apps and Environments
To view environments for a team:
jx get env
To view the application versions across environments:
jx get version
Typically we setup Environments to use automatic promotion so that the CI / CD pipelines will automatically promote versions through the available Environments using the CI / CD Pipeline.
However if you wish to manually promote a version to an environment you can use the following command:
jx promote myapp -e prod
Or if you wish to use a custom namespace:
jx promote myapp -n my-dummy-namespace
jx CLI tool uses the same Kubernetes cluster and namespace context as
You can switch Environments via:
Or change it via:
jx env staging jx env prod
To display the current environment without trying to change it:
jx env -b
To view all the environments type:
jx get env
You can create or edit environments too:
jx create env jx edit env staging
You can switch namespaces in the same way via:
jx ns awesome-staging
If you have multiple Kubernetes clusters then you can switch between them via:
Note that changing the namespace ,environment or cluster changes the current context for ALL shells!
So if you want to work temporarily with, say, the production cluster we highly recommend you use a sub shell for that.
jx shell my-prod-context
Or to pick the context to use for the sub shell:
Then your bash prompt will be updated to reflect that you are in a different context and/or namespace. Any changes to the namespace, environment or context will be local to the current shell only!
Setting your prompt
You can use the
jx prompt to configure your CLI prompt to display the current team and environment you are working within:
# Enable the prompt for bash PS1="[\u@\h \W \$(jx prompt)]\$ " # Enable the prompt for zsh PROMPT='$(jx prompt)'$PROMPT
Note that the prompt is updated automatically for you via the
jx shell command too.
On a Mac to enable bash completion try:
jx completion bash > ~/.jx/bash source ~/.jx/bash
source <(jx completion bash)
For more help try:
jx help completion bash
We are adding a number of addon capabilities to Jenkins X. To add or remove addons use the
jx create addon or
jx delete addon commands.
For example to add the Gitea Git server to your Jenkins X installation try:
jx create addon gitea
- install the Gitea Helm chart.
- add Gitea as a Git server (via the
jx create git server giteacommand).
- create a new user in Gitea (via the
jx create git user -n giteacommand).
- create a new Git API token in Gitea (via the
jx create git token -n gitea -p password usernamecommand).
We have tried to collate common issues here with work arounds. If your issue isn’t listed here please let us know.
Please let us know and see if we can help? Good luck!
We welcome your contributions.