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How to deploy GitLab Runner in Cloud

GitLab Runner, a significant part of the GitLab cluster is an open-source project which allows running jobs and then sending the results back to GitLab. It is used together with another free open-source GitLab component – its continuous integration service.

In this step by step tutorial, we are going to show you how to deploy GitLab Runner on AWS by using Bunnyshell, the easiest tool to manage your technology stack on multiple clouds. Since it is the same interface, the commands are similar on different clouds, including Azure and Digital Ocean.

How to deploy GitLab Runner in Cloud with Bunnyshell:

Step 1: Log in your Bunnyshell account (cloud.bunnyshell.com) and open the Dashboard.

On the left side of the page you will see the main menu where you can find environments (you can see the environment as projects in your business e.g tracking, production), package bundles (a package contains apps that are already configured and ready to use), and one-click apps (apps like Jira, WordPress and Joomla which are ready to deploy).

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Step 2: Go to RESOURCES and select One Click Apps

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Step 3: Here you will find a variety of apps that you can deploy on your cloud. If you can’t find the app you are looking for, you can use the search bar located on top of the apps. When you found the app you need, click on it.

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Step 4: Press “Launch in Cloud” button: 

Step 5: Give the app a name, and choose: the location of the server, a virtual network, and the server size.

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Step 6: For the final step, just check to see if all the info is correct and then proceed to press

Step 7: Done! You will be redirected to environment overview where you can find the environment FQDN and IP adress to access your new GitLab Runner instance. You can see all of the disks, certificates, and secrets. It is also recommended to move the keys into Resources to make sure that you have it all in the same place.

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See? It is pretty easy to deploy any of the apps we support on AWS, Azure or Digital Ocean. It doesn’t matter if you have any of these clouds or if you use all of them, the process is as quick as saying Bunnyshell!

P.S.> If you don’t have a Bunnyshell account yet, you can create one for FREE here.

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