How To Run Multiple Pipelines at the Same Time

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I'm trying to assess whether we should have several build agents or if we can just purchase additional parallel jobs for a single agent.


If our project in Azure DevOps has 4 build pipelines and I purchase 3 parallel jobs, does this mean that when I execute all these 4, all of them will run at the same time?

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best response confirmed by josh-monreal (Occasional Contributor)


Yes, your concept is correct

Hi @josh-monreal,


Yes, purchasing three parallel jobs for a single agent in Azure DevOps means that up to three build pipelines can run concurrently on that agent. So, if you have four build pipelines, you can run three of them concurrently while the fourth waits for a free job slot to become available.


Kind regards 

Vivek Garg