Monitoring Jenkins

This article will help you get the Jenkins plugin for sd-agent configured and returning metrics

Installing the jenkins plugin package

Install the jenkins plugin on Debian/Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install sd-agent-jenkins

Install the jenkins plugin on RHEL/CentOS:

sudo yum install sd-agent-jenkins

Read more about agent plugins.

Configuring the agent to monitor jenkins

1. Configure the check in /etc/sd-agent/conf.d/jenkins.yaml


  - name: default
    jenkins_home: /var/lib/jenkins

2. Restart the agent

sudo /etc/init.d/sd-agent restart


sudo systemctl restart sd-agent

Verifying the configuration
Execute info to verify the configuration with the following:

sudo /etc/init.d/sd-agent info 


/usr/share/python/sd-agent/ info

If the agent has been configured correctly you'll see an output such as:

  - instance #0 [OK]
  - Collected * metrics

You can also view the metrics returned with the following command:

sudo -u sd-agent /usr/share/python/sd-agent/ check jenkins

Configuring graphs

Click the name of your server from the Devices list in your Server Density account then go to the Metrics tab. Click the + Graph button on the right then choose the jenkins metrics to display the graphs. The metrics will also be available to select when building dashboard graphs.


Monitored metrics


The count of completed jobs
event / None
Type: float

The duration of a job
second / None
Type: float
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