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Managing CI/CD Minutes FAQ

Customer FAQ - Managing CI/CD Minutes Usage

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Managing your CI/CD Minutes Usage

Q. How can I view and manage my CI/CD Minutes usage?

A. A Group Owner can view CI/CD Minutes usage on the Usage page in your Group settings page. Due to an existing defect, CI/CD minutes for public projects is currently not reflecting in the CI/CD minutes usage.

Q. How can I view and manage my CI/CD Minutes usage on Public Projects?

A. The CI/CD minutes limit is applicable for public projects on as well. For public projects on, after we resolve an existing defect for displaying CI/CD minutes for public projects, users will be provided 8 weeks notice (via our blog and this issue) before implementing the CI/CD minute limits.

Q. How can I reduce the amount of CI/CD Minutes consumed?

A. There are a few methods to consider to reduce the number of CI/CD Minutes consumed:

Watch this deep dive video on how you can manage your CI/CD Minutes usage.

Q. What happens if I hit the CI/CD Minutes allotted limit and forget to purchase additional CI/CD Minutes?

A. You will not be able to run new jobs and running jobs may be terminated until you purchase additional CI/CD Minutes, or until the next month when you receive your monthly allotted CI/CD Minutes.

Q. Will I be notified before I hit my limit on CI/CD Minutes?

A. You will receive notification banners in-app when your group has less than 30%, 5% or exceeded your total allotted CI/CD minutes.

Percentage Remaining Users Notified Notification Type Frequency
30% Owners Banner Permanent
5% Owners Banner Permanent
0% Owners Banner Permanent

Q. Can I proactively monitor my CI/CD Minutes usage?

A. Yes, you can use the REST API on to monitor your CI/CD Minutes usage and integrate this into your standard monitoring tools. Here are a few examples for check plugins and Prometheus integrations:

Q. Are CI/CD Minutes used on users/customers' own runners accounted into the quota?

A. No. The CI/CD Minutes limit is for jobs using GitLab shared runners. Users/Customers can bring their own runners. CI/CD minutes used on their own runners are not accounted into the limit.

Purchasing additional CI/CD Minutes

Q. How much does it cost to buy additional CI/CD Minutes?

A. CI/CD Minutes per top-level group (or personal namespace) are $10 per 1,000 minutes and it is valid for one year from the date of purchase. CI/CD minutes purchased do not auto-renew and need to be purchased again separately after the 12 month validity or after consuming your purchased minutes.

Q. Will I have different CI/CD Minute pricing for Windows and Linux?

A. No. The pricing is the same regardless of the operating systems.

Q. How do I purchase additional CI/CD Minutes?

A. See Purchase additional CI/CD minutes.

More information

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To address your questions and feedback, we have created a space in the GitLab Community Forum, which is actively monitored by GitLab Team members and Product Managers involved with this change.

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