by CA Agile Central for Jenkins 1.42+

Understand all your Jenkins builds using CA Agile Central

Build lights in CA Agile Central

Communicate build status to distributed teams quickly. Easily link back to the Jenkins build page from CA Agile Central to investigate.

Understand build health over time

Track how your builds are improving over time to identify trends. Zoom in on high-performing teams to determine best-practices.


Jenkins, formerly known as Hudson Labs, monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as continuous deployment/ continuous deployment pipelines for software projects.

The CA Agile Central plugin for Jenkins automatically uploads build information to CA Agile Central on a per-project basis and links builds to artifacts (when used with a CA Agile Central VCS connector).

This enables traceability of build to story/defect, build status information, cross-team and historical build trending within CA Agile Central.

Major features include:

  • View Jenkins job status by project
  • Easily link to Jenkins build page
  • Roll up build statuses using project hierarchy
  • Build dashboards to view build health and traceability
  • Track build history by project and over time
  • All of your build status information in one place
  • Use CA Agile Central to visualize the build status of one or many teams
  • Identify which builds are associated with stories or defects
  • Store build history for analytics purposes
  • Build custom apps or dashboards to understand:
    • What percentage of builds are currently broken
    • What is the duration of broken builds
    • Which teams are best at keeping builds green

Software requirements

  • Jenkins 1.42 or higher (tested up to v1.596)
  • Note: Yosemite OS X customers please use Jenkins version v1.42 to v1.597 as newer versions are unsupported with this OS
  • For story/defect linking:
    • CA Agile Central VCS (Subversion, Git, Mercurial) or GitHub connector
    • SCM system
    • Appropriate Jenkins plugin for SCM system

Supported versions

Version End of Support
Jenkins 1.4.2 and above N/A
Jenkins 1.41 and below, Hudson 1.350 - 1.395 4/1/2013

Version history

Version Notes Files Date
  • Brand redesign
Jenkins Plugin 4.0.0 11/16/2015
  • Rebuilt with new architecture
  • Fixes defect: special characters and trailing spaces in project names
Jenkins Plugin 3.0.6 1/28/2015
  • Added debug flag
Jenkins 2.4.1 (unsupported)
  • Fixed defect: Duration field in Build objects was always zero
  • Fixed defect: Proxy settings for Rally were not persisted
  • Added support for Git and Perforce as SCM options
  • Added support for Maven2 project types in Hudson
  • Added support for Hudson versions up through 1.381
  • Support of new build objects in Rally. Refer to the installation guide for more information
  • Added Trial as an available option in the configuration
  • Fixed issue where the global settings were not restarted after restarting Hudson
  • Added the ability to change the context for where Hudson is running
  • Initial GA release currently being tested with Hudson 1.1.x

Cost: Free


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