Global Tools are tools that need to be installed outside the Jenkins environment and need to be controlled from within the Jenkins environment. Hence it needs its corresponding Jenkins plugin as well. Steps to using a Global Tool generally include -
- Install the tool Plugin into the Jenkins instance, to include the global tool into a list of global tools used by Jenkins.
- Install the tool in the Jenkins instance or provide away (maybe a command to download and) install the tool during runtime.
- Go to Manage Jenkins -> Global Tools Configuration and Scroll through the tool list and configure the global tool-specific configurations.
- Make use of the installed global Tool in your job/pipeline.