This tutorial continues on from the previous tutorials Part 1: Create your First Project, Part 2: Create your First Configuration, Part 3: Create your First Repository and Part 4: Create your First Action and it is recommended that these are completed before reading this tutorial.
In our previous tutorials we setup our build environment and we are now ready to successfully run our first build.
Running our Configuration
From the homepage, click on the configuration name to navigate to the Configuration Activity page, as shown below. If you attempted to run a build before we created our action workflow then you should see that our Fail Streak is 1 and 1 failed build was run.
So lets run our build by clicking the Quick Build Button (Fast Forward) in the top right hand corner of the screen. When a build begins executing it is added to the build queue while it searches for a compatible agent that can run all actions in the build's first stage. By default, Continua installs a local agent on the server, however additional agent licenses can be purchased to enable distributed builds. Once a suitable agent has been found, the build will be removed from the queue and become a Running Build, as shown below.
Once a build has completed, it will be displayed as either a green or red build, signifying whether the build finished successfully or failed. Regardless of the result, the Configuration Activity Page will provide an overview of the last 10 builds that were run. More details can be found by clicking on the build number, which will take you to the Build Detail page. So lets click on the last successful build and have a closer look at what happened with our build.
The Build Activity page provides an overview for a specific build.