Using self-hosted agent types#

Available on: Free & OS Startup Scaleup

Before running and using self-hosted agents in your pipelines, you need to register a new agent type in your organization.

Creating a self-hosted agent type#

  1. Go to <your-organization-name>
  2. Click the Add a self-hosted agent type button
  3. Add a name and click Looks good. Register
  4. Your agent type should be created. Follow the instructions to install the agent on your operating system of choice. The instructions are also available here.

Required permissions to add a new self-hosted agent type

Only users with the Admin permission level can add a new self-hosted agent type.

Using a self-hosted agent type in your pipelines#

To use a self-hosted agent type in your pipelines, the machine type in the agent definition of your pipeline needs to be updated. For example, if you named your self-hosted machine type s1-linux-small, use this configuration:

-   os_image: ubuntu1804
-   type: e1-standard-2
+   type: s1-linux-small

And that's it. Now jobs using that agent type will run on the agents you registered for that type.