1. Manage Hudson --> Manage Nodes
2. New Node --> Enter Node Name (can only choose Dumb Slave currently)
From (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3294386/hudson-step-by-step-guide-to-set-up-master-and-slave-machines)( Thanks William Leara)
1. Click the "Build Executor Status" link on the left sidebar (in earlier releases Go to "Manage Hudson"->"Configure Executors")
2. For each slave, do the following configuration
3. Press the "New Node" link on the left sidebar (in earlier releases press the "Add" button under the "Slaves" section)
4. "Name" - Enter a name for the slave, ex "slave1"
5. "# of executors" - Enter the number of executors for the slave, that is the number of concurrent builds allowed on the slave. A good value to start with would be the number of processors.
6. "remote FS root" - Enter the absolute path of this work directory on the slave, such as '/export/home/hudson'. The directory will be created on the slave and all data needed in a build will be stored there. ex "c:\temp\hudson_tst"
7. "usage" - Set it to "Utilize this slave as much as possible"
8. "labels" - Enter any number of labels for the slave, ex "windows", "linux", "jdk"
9. Press "Save" to store all slave configurations
10. Go to the main page
11. Create a new free style project and configure it as:
12. Check the "Tie this project to node" check box
13. Select one of the slaves in the combo box in the "Tie this project to node" section
14. Check the "Execute Windows batch command"
15. Enter "dir" into the text area in the "Execute Windows batch command" section
16. Save the configuration by pressing "Save"
1. Start a web browser and go to the Hudson main page (located on the master machine)
2. Click on the slave's name in the Build executor list, and a page describing the slave is shown
3. Launch the slave agent by clicking on the "Launch slave agent" link
4. Wait until the web start application has started and shown a window stating that the slave is connected to the master server ("Connected")
5. Go to the Hudson main page on the master server
6. Verify that the slave is no longer marked as offline
7. Start the build that was tied to the slave (ie step 5 above). This will start a build on the slave, you can verify that it was executed on the slave by going to the "remote FS root" that was specified for the slave. It should now contain a folder called "workspace".
8. Go to the build history and verify that it was executed on the slave.
1. When setting up slave, it is likely that you will also need to install additional software. Remember to kill the slave agent and restart it from the command line (the browser may still have previous environment). After restart, check the System Information for the node to ensure that Path/PATH and environment variables are correct.
2. When using git as SCM, specify the full path of git.exe (Windows) or git (Linux) in the Home field of Node Configuration > Tool Locations for Git.