How do I use GitLab runners?

Isabel Harrington   |   Member since 2011  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

GitLab runner is a build instance which is used to run the jobs over multiple machines and send the results to GitLab and which can be placed on separate users, servers, and local machine. You can serve your jobs by using either specific or shared runners .

  1. Install using GitLab's repository for Debian/Ubuntu/CentOS/RedHat (preferred).
  2. Install on GNU/Linux manually (advanced).
  3. Install on macOS.
  4. Install on Windows.
  5. Install as a Docker service.
  6. Install in autoscaling mode using Docker machine.
  7. Install on FreeBSD.
  8. Install on Kubernetes.
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Shay Morrow   |   Member since 2014  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

People also ask, how do GitLab runners work?

GitLab runner is a build instance which is used to run the jobs over multiple machines and send the results to GitLab and which can be placed on separate users, servers, and local machine. You can serve your jobs by using either specific or shared runners.

Beside above, is GitLab runner free? If you're not a GitLab .com customer, simply create a GitLab .com account to get free Runners for your public and private repositories. For existing GitLab .com users, great news, your Runners are powered by DigitalOcean and are completely free.

Jacqueline Brett   |   Member since 2019  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Similarly, you may ask, how do I add a runner in GitLab?

To create a specific Runner without having admin rights to the GitLab instance, visit the project you want to make the Runner work for in GitLab:

  1. Go to Settings > CI/CD to obtain the token.
  2. Register the Runner.

Jazmin Haines   |   Member since 2014  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What is GitLab runner executor?

GitLab Runner implements a number of executors that can be used to run your builds in different scenarios. Visit the compatibility chart to find out what features each executor does and does not support. To jump into the specific documentation for each executor, visit: SSH. Shell.

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Where is GitLab runner installed?

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