Run code on specific Jenkins slaves   20 June 2017

I needed to update some code in a GitHub repo that’s checked out as part of a Jenkins pipeline. I could have just run the job over and over until it had run on all the hosts, but with 15 hosts, that sounded like a pain in the ass.

Turns out you can pass a host name to node so here’s a quick pipeline to run the shell command on all the hosts (ci-slave1 through ci-slave15):

#!/usr/bin/env groovy

for (def i = 1; i <= 15; i++) {
    node("ci-slave${i}") {
        sh '''
            cd /home/jenkins/dev_tools
            git checkout master
            git pull

Worth pointing out I’m using the old school for loop to avoid the CPS isssues Jenkins has with the nicer Groovy loops.

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