The VM runner is in the Release Candidate phase.

The VM runner executes a build pipeline on a dedicated VM instance. The instance will be created for each pipeline execution and terminated upon completion.

When to Use?

The VM runner is recommended for pipelines that require privileged access to a full virtual machine, and are unsuitable for execution inside containers. The VM runner executes pipelines in dedicated, ephemeral virtual machines, and provides secure isolation for un-trusted workloads.

When to Avoid?

If you want a production ready runner or you do not want to run builds off prem.

Known Issues / Differences

VM pipelines are considered experimental and may not be suitable for production use yet. You may experience unexpected differences and behaviors, some of which are detailed below.

  • Changes between RC4 and latest are documented here.