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Run self-hosted GitHub runners on GitHub Codespaces (Video Tutorial)

Overview

Based on a previous blog post, this devcontainer is now publicly available as a template for anyone to use at Dev Container Templates and integrated with publicly available Codespace images.

Check out the repo and documentation.

Video Tutorial

How to add this community Codespace config

  • Add Codespace secrets on the GitHub repository where the Codespace is to be spun up

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  • Select Add Dev Container Configuration Files...

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  • Select Create a new configuration...

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  • Select Show All Definitions...

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  • Select GitHub Actions Runner

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  • Select Debian version bullseye

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  • Choose version of GitHub Runner to install inside of Codespace

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  • Select any additional features to install (example, Terraform)

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  • Notice .devcontainer now holds Codespace configuration

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NOTE: The config is the same template as found on this public Dev Container .src/github-actions-runner-devcontainer/.devcontainer

  • Commit and sync Dev Container Configuration

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  • Launch new codespace with options

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  • Select options, compute size and Create new Codespace

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Self hosted GitHub Actions runner registers and runs inside Codespace at launch

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