Gitlab now offers the ability to do continuous integration tests on each push, using a specially created machine (usually a cloud vm) called a runner.

  • Here is a locally written DoC-GitLab-Ci-Tutorial about the whole process of setting up Gitlab CI, including creating and configuring a Gitlab runner, using a small locally written webapp.
  • This web app is called This will create the gitlab runner VM (in our private cloud), set it up for running gitlab-ci tests, and configure the Runner and Gitlab to talk to each other. The VM is produced from a template that includes the necessary software (gitlab-ci-multi-runner), and gives sudo access for the vm user/creator.
  • To use runner-creator, all you do is enter your DoC login, password, and a name for the VM.

You can find a general Gitlab guide on how CI works in Gitlab here: