Updated April 13, 2023
Introduction to GitLab reconfigure
After successful configuration of GitLab, sometimes we need to restart some components when we are required which means sometimes configuration files may be changed or in another situation sometimes we manually make some changes at that time we need to reconfigure the GitLab. Basically, GitLab allows us to reconfigure all the files as per the user requirement. There are different ways to reconfigure the GitLab such as Omnibus reconfiguration and the Helm chart is also there to reconfigure. But one more important thing about the reconfiguration of GitLab depends on what exactly the requirement is and we also required administration access to reconfigure the GitLab.
What is GitLab reconfigure?
Gitlab has many elements worth investigating by designing fundamentally the GitLab.rb document of GitLab and the config.toml record of GitLab-sprinter. Reconfiguring ought to happen if something in its design (and so on/GitLab/GitLab. rb ) has changed. In the event that you physically alter any records in/var/select/GitLab that are overseen by Chef, running reconfigure returns the progressions AND restarts the administrations that rely upon those documents.
There is a different way to reconfigure that is omnibus or we can consider a helm chart also to reconfigure GitLab. We can use anyone as per our requirements.
GitLab reconfigure Process
Now let’s see the reconfiguration process in GitLab as follows. We need to consider different parameters for reconfiguration as follows.
First, let’s discuss HTTPS reconfiguration: During reconfiguration first, we need to reconfigure the HTTPS protocol by using some command after all we need to execute CTL reconfigure command to check it working properly or not.
As well we also need to configure two more things: the email server and automatic backup in GitLab. The mail server reconfiguration depends on the cloud web. Suppose we have Alibaba Cloud then we need to follow the following steps as follows.
1. First, we need to enter into a direct mail console.
2. After that, we need to select the domain of email from the menu.
3. Click on the existing domain or we can create a new domain.
4. Here we need to assign the name of the new domain that is dependent on the user.
5. Now refresh the web page and click on the configure button.
6. Inside the configure tab we have different options that resolve lines, add records as well as also we need to fill the type, host, ISP, and TTL, etc.
7. After reconfiguration of all things, we need to run the GitLab-ctl reconfigure command and we are able to test the configuration.
8. Here we need to follow lots of steps, in this point, we mentioned only important steps.
Automatic backup Configuration
Reinforcements are significant in light of the fact that they forestall information misfortune if there should arise an occurrence of mishap and permit you to move to another ECS example on the off chance that you need.
Reconfigure Omnibus GitLab
Now let’s see how we can reconfigure Omnibus GitLab as follows.
First, we need to install Omnibus packages on GitLab. Now use the gitlab-ctl command to communicate with Omnibus packages that we install on GitLab so that all packages we can restart.
sudo gitlab-ctl restart
After execution of the above command, it shows the status of all working components as shown in the following screenshot as follows. This screenshot is taken from the official website of GitLab.
Now let’s see how we can Omnibus GitLab reconfiguration as follows.
In some documents, we need to reconfigure the GitLab. So we need to restart this process for the Omnibus.
We need to follow the following command as follows.
sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure
Reconfiguring GitLab ought to happen if something in its arrangement (/and so on/gitlab/gitlab.rb) has changed.
At the point when you run this order, Chef, the fundamental arrangement of the executives’ application that powers Omnibus GitLab, ensures that everything like catalogs, authorizations, and administrations are set up and in the very shape that they were at first transported.
It likewise restarts GitLab parts where required, if any of their setup documents have changed.
On the off chance that you physically alter any documents in/var/select/gitlab that are overseen by Chef, running reconfigure returns the progressions AND restarts the administrations that rely upon those records.
GitLab reconfigure code example
Now let’s give an example of GitLab reconfigure for better understanding as follows.
If we need to check the status of the services then we can use the following command as follows.
sudo GitLab-ctl status
For reconfiguration of GitLab, we use the following command as follows.
sudo GitLab-ctl reconfigure
After that, we need to execute the following command as follows.
sudo service GitLab restart
The output of the above command is shown in the following screenshot as follows
Setup and Configure runner
We can install the GitLab Runner on different operating systems such as Linux, macOS, and windows. Basically, there are two ways to install the GitLab runner that is by downloading manually and by using repository packages.
Now let’s see how we can configure the GitLab runner as follows.
- Advanced option: In this option, we can configure the .toml file and that means we edit runner settings.
- Certificate: In this configuration, we check TLS certificates that peer when we connect to the GitLab server.
- Docker Machine Autoscale: It is used to execute all jobs that are created by the docker machine.
- GitLab CI on AWS Fargate: It is a custom executor and it is used to run jobs on AWS.
- Processing Units for Graphics: In this option, we can execute all graphical jobs.
- Init system: In this option, GitLab runner installs all the service that depends on the operating system.
- Shell Support: By using shell script we can execute the build on the different operating systems.
- Security: It provides security during the execution of jobs with GitLab Runner.
- Monitoring of GitLab Runner: In this option, we can monitor the behavior of runners.
- Docker Cache Clean: GitLab runner provides the auto clean functionality to the user, sometimes we execute jobs on low disk space.
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