Jenkins is by far the leading open-source automation platform. A majority of developers turn to Jenkins to automate processes in their development, test, and deployment pipelines. Jenkins’ support for plugins helps automate nearly every task and set up robust continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines.
Jenkins provides logs for every Job it executes. These logs offer detailed records related to a Job, such as a build name and number, time for completion, build status, and oth1er information that help analyze the results of running the Job. A typical large-scale implementation of Jenkins in a multi-node environment with multiple pipelines generates tons of logs, making it challenging to identify errors and analyze their root cause(s) whenever there’s a failure. Setting up centralized observability for your Jenkins setup can help overcome these challenges by providing a single pane to log, visualize, and analyze your Jenkins logs. A robust observability platform enables you to debug pipeline failures, optimize resource allocation, and identify bottlenecks in your pipeline that hamper faster delivery.