Host your own build agent in Azure Pipelines

DevOps Engineer
Solution Architect
Azure DevOps

Learn how to use your own build agent when Microsoft-hosted agents don't meet your needs.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Choose when to use Microsoft-hosted build agents and when to host your own.
  • Describe the options you have when you're managing your own build agents.
  • Bring up and configure your own agent to work with Azure Pipelines.
  • Connect your agent to a pipeline and build your application.


  • An Azure DevOps organization
  • An Azure subscription
  • Visual Studio Code
  • .NET 6.0 SDK
  • Git
  • A GitHub account