Jenkins Helm Chart

Jenkins master and slave cluster utilizing the Jenkins Kubernetes plugin


Inspired by the awesome work of Carlos Sanchez

This chart is fully based on the chart found at the Kubernetes Charts.

Chart Details

This chart will do the following:

  • 1 x Jenkins Master with port 80 exposed on an external LoadBalancer
  • All using Kubernetes Deployments

Right now, we are using Jenkins 2.73.1.

Get this chart

Our central repository is located at:, please configure this in your helm installation (via helm repo add). Then you can download and install this chart using the usual helm procedure (see Using Helm).

If you would like to contribute and/or like to make changes on this chart, please clone this repo via:

git clone

Installing the Chart

The installation-instructions can be found on the above mentioned Using Helm page.


The following tables lists the configurable parameters of the Jenkins chart and their default values.

Jenkins Master

Parameter Description Default Jenkins master name jenkins-master
master.image Master image name
master.imageTag Master image tag v0.1.0
master.imagePullPolicy Master image pull policy Always
master.vomponent k8s selector key jenkins-master
master.cpu Master requested cpu 200m
master.memory Master requested memory 256Mi
master.servicePort k8s service port 80
master.containerPort Master listening port 8080
master.slaveListenerPort Listening port for agents 50000
master.adminUser The initial admin user admin
master.adminPassword The initial admin user password admin1234
master.javaOpts Some java options -Xms512m -Xmx512m
master.hostName The hostName of the jenkins instance
master.systemMessaage The Systemmessage DevOpsKube Build Server
persistence.path The path where data is stored /data/jenkins

Jenkins Agent

Parameter Description Default
agent.image Agent image name jenkinsci/jnlp-slave
agent.imageTag Agent image tag 2.52
agent.cpu Agent requested cpu 200m
agent.memory Agent requested memory 256Mi

Other Settings

Parameter Description Default Smtp Host
smtp.port Smtp Host Port 999
smtp.replyTo The replyTo Address
smtp.auth.userName The username to authenticate on the smtp server
docker.account Docker Registry Login yourUserName
docker.password Docker Registry Password yourPassword

Specify each parameter using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install.

Alternatively, a YAML file that specifies the values for the parameters can be provided while installing the chart. For example,

$ helm install --name my-jenkins -f values.yaml jenkins-x.x.x.tgz

Tip: You can use the default values.yaml Tip: Initial Username/Password is (as listed above) admin/admin1234.


To be able to keep stateful data in the jenkins kubernetes container, the following path is used:


Right now, we do use HostPathes, which do not work in a real cluster environment (like AWS or GCE). Please adopt this one to your own needs.

Login Url


  • Enable Docker-in-Docker or Docker-on-Docker support on the Jenkins agents
  • pre-start script
  • Add SSO
  • Use persistence volume claims
  • install needs volume on host (with correct rights sudo chown 1000:1000 jenkins)
  • Document clearer that right now the usage of the jenkins-jnlp-slave docker image is moved to the Jenkinsfile (or even better: use it in the central config, and delete it from the Jenkinsfiles)
  • Provide additional slaves, like needed (building charts, building nodejs stuff)