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How to run CI/CD jobs on a GKE-hosted GitLab runner

This short guide shows you how to run CI jobs on product's GKE-hosted GitLab runner using tags. For an explanation of why you might want to do this see the explanation on GKE-hosted runners.


  • Ensure that the product in question has been configured with a GKE-hosted GitLab runner. See GKE GitLab Runners for more information.


  1. Add the GKE_RUNNER_TAG CI/CD variable to a job definition. For example:

      stage: test
      script: echo "I am a dummy job!"
        - $GKE_RUNNER_TAG


In this guide, you learnt how to run CI jobs on a product's GKE-hosted GitLab runner.