The aim is to expose the key steps in order to set up a Jenkins master instance able to spin up slaves on demand within the AWS cloud. Cutting cost is the main goal if managers wonder what’s the use of having such a setup. More to that, taking the on-demand approach will keep your executors fresh and healthy, always running on a recently spawned machine.
“The Tomcat you know, the Enterprise capabilities you need” is how SpringSource advertise tc Server, but how true is that bold statement. Built around the robust Apache Tomcat (6+), tc Server's power resides in the value added to the Tomcat distribution: its enterprise services. The main service provided is the “ASM” - Application & Server Management system which allows access through a web interface to control most of tc Server's features - in addition a CLI offers administrators the desired raw power.