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wikipedia:GitLab (2011) is a web-based DevOps lifecycle software service or locally installed, available since 2011, that provides a Git-repository manager providing wiki, issue-tracking and CI/CD pipeline features, using an open-source license.

Since April 2018, GitLab support integration with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) to simplify the process of spinning up a new Kubernetes cluster and deploy applications.

GitLab provides a Prometheus integration guide to export GitLab metrics to Prometheus monitoring system[1] and it is activated by default since version 9.0 in 2017.[2]

GitLab is integrated of different modules including GitLab Runner[3] (.gitlab-ci.yml) responsible for the continuous integration[4] with an embedded HTTP Statistics Server with Prometheus metrics available on /metrics since GitLab Runner 1.8.0.[5]

GitLab offers many features such as:

An integrates with many platforms such as Salesforce DX and Snowplow.

GitLab Software[edit]


Configuration files[edit]

GitLab logs[edit]

Health checks[edit]

Health checks



  • GitLab Self-managed editions: Core, Starter, Premium and Ultimate[10]



  1. Read GitLab CI/CD Pipeline Configuration Reference:.gitlab-ci.yml
  2. Create a backup from GitLab


  1. Read GitLab release notes/Changelog/versions
  2. Install GitLab using docker containers. Note: Gitlab uses PostgreSQL as database backend.[11]
  3. Review GitLab Automatic Let’s Encrypt Renewal
  4. Review GitLab project members permissions/privileges: Guest, Reporter, Developer, Maintainer, Owner, and external users.


  1. Review Ansible GitLab modules
  2. Enable Gitlab container registry in: /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb[12]
  3. Read

GitLab and Kubernetes[edit]

Since April 2018, GitLab simplifies process of spinning up a new Kubernetes cluster in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) to deploy applications.[13]

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