Cassandra can be automatically tested using various test suites, that are either implemented based on JUnit or the dtest scripts written in Python. As outlined in Testing, each kind of test suite addresses a different way how to test Cassandra. But in the end, all of them will be executed together on our CI platform at builds.apache.org, running Jenkins.
Jenkins is an open source solution that can be installed on a large number of platforms. Setting up a custom Jenkins instance for Cassandra may be desirable for users who have hardware to spare, or organizations that want to run Cassandra tests for custom patches before contribution.
Please refer to the Jenkins download and documentation pages for details on how to get Jenkins running, possibly also including slave build executor instances. The rest of the document will focus on how to setup Cassandra jobs in your Jenkins environment.
The following plugins need to be installed additionally to the standard plugins (git, ant, ..).
You can install any missing plugins through the install manager.
Manage Jenkins -> Manage Plugins -> Available and install the following plugins and respective dependencies:
Source Code Management select Git using the repository:
Add build step ->
Process Job DSLs and enter at
Look on Filesystem:
Generated jobs will be created based on the Groovy script’s default settings. You may want to override settings by checking
This project is parameterized and add
String Parameter for on the variables that can be found in the top of the script. This will allow you to setup jobs for your own repository and branches (e.g. working branches).
When done, confirm “Save”
You should now find a new entry with the given name in your project list. However, building the project will still fail and abort with an error message “Processing DSL script cassandra_job_dsl_seed.groovy ERROR: script not yet approved for use”. Goto
Manage Jenkins ->
In-process Script Approval to fix this issue. Afterwards you should be able to run the script and have it generate numerous new jobs based on the found branches and configured templates.
Jobs are triggered by either changes in Git or are scheduled to execute periodically, e.g. on daily basis. Jenkins will use any available executor with the label “cassandra”, once the job is to be run. Please make sure to make any executors available by selecting
Build Executor Status ->
Configure -> Add “
cassandra” as label and save.