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GitLab Quick Start Guide

By : Adam O'Grady
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GitLab Quick Start Guide

By: Adam O'Grady

Overview of this book

Gitlab is an open source repository management and version control toolkit with an enterprise offering. This book is the ideal guide to GitLab as a version control system (VCS), issue management tool, and a continuous integration platform. The book starts with an introduction to GitLab, a walkthrough of its features, and explores concepts such as version control systems, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It then takes you through the process of downloading and installing a local copy of the on-premise version of GitLab in Ubuntu and/or CentOS. You will look at some common work?ows associated with GitLab work?ow and learn about project management in GitLab. You will see tools and techniques for migrating your code base from various version control systems such as GitHub and SVN to GitLab. By the end of the book, you will be using Gitlab for repository management, and be able to migrate projects from other VCSs to GitLab.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)


Let's take a quick look at what operating system and hardware you will need to get GitLab up and running.


In general, you'll want a minimum of two physical CPU cores to handle about 500 total users. This is feasible with one core, but you'll have the workers and background jobs running on the same core, which might slow things down. Above that, four cores will support about 2,000 users, and if you need any more than 40,000 users (which will run fine on 64 cores), you should probably look at running multiple application servers at once.

For memory, the recommendation is 2 GB of RAM, which will easily support 100 users with no issue. 1 GB of physical memory with 1 GB of swap space is probably...