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Space Cloud Workers

Space cloud workers are virtual machines hosted in the Space cloud. Each machine runs the same worker agent that is used for self-hosted workers. One of the main reasons to use cloud workers is CI/CD tasks that require the whole access to the system and not possible in Docker containers. For example, running Docker and Docker Compose without any limitations.

How does it work

  • Space cloud workers use the same worker agent as self-hosted workers.

  • To run a job on a cloud worker, you should use a host block. To route the job to a Space cloud worker, use one of the following:

    • Set the Default worker pool parameter to Space Automation Cloud. Learn more

    • In job requirements, specify either workerPool = WorkerPools.SPACE_CLOUD or a particular cloud worker instance, e.g. workerType = WorkerTypes.SPACE_CLOUD_UBUNTU_LTS_REGULAR. Learn more

    job("Hello from cloud worker") { // the job will run in a default // regular ubuntu lts instance requirements { workerPool = WorkerPools.SPACE_CLOUD // workerType = WorkerTypes.SPACE_CLOUD_UBUNTU_LTS_REGULAR // not necessary if workerType is specified } host("Run echo") { shellScript { content = """ echo "Hello World!" """ } } }
  • When a job is started, the worker agent:

    • creates a temporary directory on the host machine,

    • downloads the project source code including the Automation script,

    • and runs the job.

    Once the job is finished, the host machine is deleted.

  • Cloud workers are billed for each minute of work based on the worker instance type. Learn more

Cloud worker instances

To select a particular cloud instance in a job, use the workerType parameter inside job's requirements. Currently, you can use the following cloud worker instances:





WorkerTypes.SPACE_CLOUD_UBUNTU_LTS_REGULAR or "space-cloud.ubuntu-lts.regular"

Ubuntu LTS

2 vCPU

7800 MB

1 Computation credit per minute

WorkerTypes.SPACE_CLOUD_UBUNTU_LTS_LARGE or "space-cloud.ubuntu-lts.large"

Ubuntu LTS

4 vCPU

15600 MB

2 Computation credit per minute

WorkerTypes.SPACE_CLOUD_UBUNTU_LTS_XLARGE or "space-cloud.ubuntu-lts.xlarge"

Ubuntu LTS

8 vCPU

31200 MB

4 Computation credit per minute

Operating systems and software

Currently, only Ubuntu LTS is supported.

Preinstalled software:

  • openssh - 8.2p1-4ubuntu0.3

  • curl - 7.68.0-1ubuntu2.7

  • git - 2.25.1-1ubuntu3.2

  • java openjdk-11-jdk-headless

  • docker - 20.10.7~3-0~ubuntu-focal

  • docker-compose - 1.29.2

To install additional software, use apt get right inside an Automation job.

Last modified: 05 October 2022