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Setting up GitLab Runner on GCP VM Instance

If you’re using GitLab CI/CD to automate your software development workflow, you’ll need to set up one or more GitLab Runners to execute your CI/CD pipelines. A GitLab Runner is a lightweight agent that runs on a machine and listens for jobs from a GitLab instance.

In this post, we’ll show you how to set up a GitLab Runner on a GCP virtual machine (VM) running Ubuntu 18.04. This will allow you to run your CI/CD pipelines on a dedicated VM in the cloud, which can help improve the reliability and performance of your pipelines.