As many applications depend on Redis as their key-value store, you will eventually need it in order for your tests to run. Below you are guided how to do this with the Docker and Shell executors of GitLab Runner.
Use Redis with the Docker executor
If you are using GitLab Runner with the Docker executor you basically have everything set up already.
First, in your
services: - redis:latest
Then you need to configure your application to use the Redis database, for example:
And that's it. Redis will now be available to be used within your testing framework.
You can also use any other docker image available on Docker Hub.
For example, to use Redis 2.8 the service becomes
Use Redis with the Shell executor
Redis can also be used on manually configured servers that are using GitLab Runner with the Shell executor.
In your build machine install the Redis server:
sudo apt-get install redis-server
Verify that you can connect to the server with the
# Try connecting the the Redis server sudo -u gitlab-runner -H redis-cli # Quit the session 127.0.0.1:6379> quit
Finally, configure your application to use the database, for example:
Want to hack on it? Simply fork it, commit and push your changes. Within a few moments the changes will be picked by a public runner and the build will begin.