The GitLab Architecture Overview contains a high-level introduction; please come back here after you've skimmed it!


The GitLab application is typically based on the following components:

OS Environment

The application can be run on assorted variants of the GNU/Linux operating system (e.g., CentOS, Debian, OpenSUSE, RHEL, Ubuntu). At this writing, Ubuntu 16.04 is the recommended OS environment.

It can also be run via Operating-system-level virtualization, by means of Docker. This allows it to run on several other operating systems, including FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows, and assorted Linux variants.

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Topic revision: r4 - 25 Apr 2017, RichMorin
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