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About GitHub Enterprise Server

GitHub Enterprise Server is a software development platform that you can host in a private environment.

About GitHub Enterprise Server

O GitHub Enterprise Server é uma plataforma autohospedada para desenvolvimento de software em sua empresa. Your team can use GitHub Enterprise Server to build and ship software using Git version control, powerful APIs, productivity and collaboration tools, and integrations. Developers familiar with GitHub.com can onboard and contribute seamlessly using familiar features and workflows. Para saber como as empresas podem usar os produtos da GitHub para dar suporte ao ciclo de vido de desenvolvimento de software, confira "Sobre o GitHub para empresas".

O GitHub Enterprise Server é executado na sua infraestrutura e é regido pelos controles de acesso e segurança que você define, como firewalls, políticas de rede, IAM, monitoramento e VPNs. O GitHub Enterprise Server é adequado para ser usado em empresas sujeitas à conformidade regulatória, o que ajuda a evitar os problemas que surgem nas plataformas de desenvolvimento de software na nuvem pública.

GitHub distribui GitHub Enterprise Server como um dispositivo virtual independente. Depois de provisionar uma máquina virtual e instalar o dispositivo, a instância executa um sistema operacional Linux com uma pilha de aplicativos personalizada. For more information, see "System overview."

You can choose to deploy GitHub Enterprise Server on premises, or to a supported cloud environment.

Supported environments for deployment

You can deploy GitHub Enterprise Server to a virtualization hypervisor within your on-premises datacenter, or to a public cloud service.

GitHub supports the following virtualization hypervisors for on-premises deployment.

  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • OpenStack KVM
  • VMware ESXi

GitHub supports the following services for cloud deployment.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Microsoft Azure

For more information, see "Setting up a GitHub Enterprise Server instance."

About releases and upgrades

O GitHub Enterprise Server está sempre em aprimoramento, com novas funcionalidades e correções de erros introduzidas por meio de recursos e versões de patch. You are responsible for upgrades to your instance. For more information, see "GitHub Enterprise Server releases."

About administration

You can configure and monitor GitHub Enterprise Server via browser, administrative SSH access, and REST or GraphQL APIs. GitHub has found that people with Linux administration experience are more successful with the deployment and maintainance of GitHub Enterprise Server.

You can give certain employees administrative access to GitHub Enterprise Server, so they can set up external authentication, configure the instance to meet developer needs, and monitor the instance's activity and performance. To ensure compliance with business rules or regulatory restrictions, administrators can configure policies that control how people use your GitHub Enterprise Server instance. For more information, see the following articles.

About optional features

You can configure optional features for GitHub Enterprise Server that improve the software development lifecycle for your enterprise.

FeatureDescriptionMore information
GitHub ActionsAutomate CI/CD and development workflows"About GitHub Actions for enterprises"
GitHub ConnectBenefit from the power of GitHub.com in limited ways"About GitHub Connect"
GitHub Advanced SecurityImprove code security and quality"About GitHub Advanced Security"
GitHub PackagesHost software packages for your enterprise"Introduction to GitHub Packages"

About deployment topologies

By default, GitHub Enterprise Server runs as a standalone instance. You can increase the reliability and performance of GitHub Enterprise Server by using a different topology for your deployment.

  • To mitigate the impact of system or network failures, you can deploy a passive replica instance. During an outage that affects your primary instance, you can manually fail over to the replica instance. For more information, see "About high availability configuration."
  • You can configure multiple active replicas to improve performance for developers who are geographically distant from your primary instance. For more information, see "About geo-replication."
  • Some enterprises with tens of thousands of developers may benefit from a cluster configuration that scales horizontally instead of vertically. For more information, see "About clustering."

About backups and disaster recovery

To safeguard against data loss or service disruptions for your developers, GitHub strongly recommends that you establish a plan for disaster recovery. You can back up your instance's configuration and user data by deploying and configuring a Linux or Unix host system with GitHub Enterprise Server Backup Utilities. For more information, see "Configuring backups on your appliance."

Additionally, you can configure a passive replica instance to fail over to in the event of a system or network failure. For more information, see "About deployment topologies."

About documentation

Documentation for both administrators and users of GitHub Enterprise Server is available on this site, GitHub Docs.

Different versions of GitHub Enterprise Server are reflected separately in the documentation on GitHub Docs. For more information, see "About versions of GitHub Docs."

Trying GitHub Enterprise Server

You can sign up for a free, 45-day trial of GitHub Enterprise Server. For more information, see "Setting up a trial of GitHub Enterprise Server."

Further reading