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DevOps Pipeline: Nginx

private-pipeline-basics-software | Level: Easy  | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab

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DevOps practices are to combine software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops) in order to improve the delivery process. DevOps pipelines are chained tasks and components that run in a sequence to cover different phases of software compilation, packaging, automated testing, and test deployment.  

In this lab, we have a simple DevOps pipeline for the Nginx web server. The pipeline is stored in form of a Jenkinsfile (Pipeline as Code) and consists of the following components (and tasks):

  • Kali machine  (For pulling, modifying, and pushing the code)
  • GitLab server (For hosting code)
  • Jenkins server (For integrating). Different phases and components used:
    • Building Binary:        make
    • Test Deployment:     Ansible
    • Dynamic Testing:      Selenium
  • Test server (For test deployment)

Objective: Run the pipeline project and observe/understand the DevOps process!


  • The GitLab server is reachable with the name 'gitlab'
  • Gitlab credentials:
  • The Jenkins server is reachable with the name 'jenkins'
  • Jenkins credentials:
  • The test deployment server is reachable by the name "test-server"
  • Test server SSH credentials:

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