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GitLab Education

GitLab Advanced System Administration Training


This course is customized for your specific deployment of GitLab. It covers advanced monitoring and troubleshooting tasks for a GitLab self-managed instance. This course is not intended for customers.

GitLab Advanced System Administration Training covers some features that are available in all three GitLab pricing tiers (Free, Premium, and Ultimate), some features that are only available in Premium and Ultimate, and a small number of features that are only available in Ultimate.

Target Audiences

Tier 2 system administrators or support team members for a GitLab self-managed instance responsible for monitoring and troubleshooting at their organization.

What’s Included

  • Live training sessions delivered by a GitLab technical trainer
  • Lecture with demonstrations
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Slides with notes and reference links

Learning Objectives

  • Apply best practices for using CLI Utilities
  • Interpret information found in Active Logs and status reports to monitor and troubleshoot issues
  • Resolve architecture breaks
  • Apply best practices for preventing integration problems
  • Resolve user and group problems
  • Work with GitLab Support to troubleshoot errors


Varies based on customized course topics


Custom based on specific implementation. Typical delivery of this course includes two 4-hour remote sessions or one 1-day onsite session.

Class Size

Varies based on customer needs

Course Syllabus

Schedule Topic Overview
1 hour Using GitLab CLI Utilities
  • GitLab CLI Utilities
  • Best Practices for Development
.5 hours Viewing Active Logs
  • Information in Active Logs
  • Active Logs for Troubleshooting Issues
2 hours Monitoring Your GitLab Instance
  • Health Status
  • Server Status
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Upgrades
2 - 3 hours Working with GitLab Support: How to Generate Error Reports
  • Unicorn Errors
  • Puma Errors
  • GitLab 500 Errors
  • Sidekiq Errors
  • Workhorse Errors
  • Rails Console
  • API/DB Queries
2 hours Best Practices for Preventing Integration Problems
  • Common Causes
  • Common Problems
  • Best Practices for Preventing
1 hour Resolving User and Group Problems
  • User Password and Permission Issues
  • Group and Project Permission Issues

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills

Attendees should already be familiar at a basic knowledge level with the following concepts:

System Requirements

Laptop with internet access and git installed, per the requirements specified here.

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