We have upgraded our jenkins instance from 2.277.4 to 2.319.3 using jenkins.war. After upgrade, the jenkins service is getting failed [systemctl] but the application is up and running fine. Can anyone help to fix this issue.
tl;dr don’t upgrade war if you are using system packages, update system packages
Jenkins 2.332.1 switched Jenkins from using System V init to use systemd with its Linux package installers for Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Alma, openSUSE, Rocky, and more. The LTS Upgrade Guide describes that transition and how to adapt your environment to the transition.
There is a blog post about it as well at
There is also a video introduction for RPM based distributions like Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Alma Linux, Rocky Linux, Oracle Linux, and Amazon Linux.
There is also a video introduction for deb based distributions like Debian and Ubuntu
Thanks for your response. Can you please provide the alternate way to upgrade jenkins to 2.319.3 instead of war file upgrade. The current version has been installed using war file.
As you said, 2.332.1 switched Jenkins from using System V init to use systemd. But we are upgrading to 2.319.3 only, so we would like to understand why the service is going to failed state.