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Bamboo usage: small company with many projects

Richard Comblen Feb 10, 2014


We are a small company (8 employees) working for various customers and using many different technologies.

For now, we are using Jenkins as Continuous Integration system.

Bamboo seems to be a great alternative, especially for its support for deployments.

Our current Jenkins setup is a master node and many slaves, e.g.

- one slave to build Javascript applications (using Grunt, Compass etc ...)

- one slave to build/test Django apps

- one slave to build/test php/Symfony apps

- one slave to build/test C/C++ apps using CMake

- ...

We want different slaves to keep the config on the master clean, and because they might have mutually exclusive requirements (e.g. different versions of DB servers, build toolchain).

We have now a setup where the slaves are lightweight containers (using, and we are pretty happy with it.

What would be a corresponding setup using Bamboo. We can afford the 800 $ license (i.e. one remote agent), but not the more expensive ones.

Is it possible to use Bamboo with a similar setup for a reasonable price, e.g. using the 800 $ license and have a single remote agent active at a time ?

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Przemek Bruski Atlassian Team Feb 11, 2014

You can freely start and stop your agents. Provided that only one will be connected at any time, you'll be fine.

Richard Comblen Feb 11, 2014

Thanks for your answer. Can it be done automatically, e.g. when a job requires a given remote agent, it is activated, and disconnected after the job is done ?

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