Pipeline stuck in 'pending' with GitLab Agent

I have created a simple project with a CDK8S structure so that I can run Infrastructure as Code.

This project consists of an npm run build and kubectl apply -f <dist/>. I followed the indications in the Docs about ‘Using a GitLab CI/CD workflow for Kubernetes’. These are the steps I took (note that these are ALL in the same project):

First I created an agent configuration in the path .gitlab/agents/agent1/config.yaml:

observability:
    logging:
        level: debug

I saw this on an online tutorial I followed and seemed correct, at least I would get more information.

Then I created this very simple .gitlab-ci.yml file:

deploy:
  image:
    name: bitnami/kubectl:latest
    entrypoint: [""]
  script:
   - kubectl config get-contexts
   - kubectl config use-context rafaelmoreira1180778/home-media-center:agent1
   - kubectl get pods

The project itself is under rafaelmoreira1180778/home-media-center, since the url for the .gitlab-ci.yml file is https://gitlab.com/rafaelmoreira1180778/home-media-center/-/blob/master/.gitlab-ci.yml.

The pipeline than triggers but is stuck in the state ‘pending’ with this warning: This job is stuck because you don't have any active runners that can run this job..

From the documentation above mentioned this should be it, the Agent, from what I understand, should provide the needed runners for the pipelines so what am I missing?

These are the logs and outputs of my agent installation:

$ kubectl get all -o wide -n gitlab-kubernetes-agent
NAME                               READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE   IP           NODE             NOMINATED NODE   READINESS GATES
pod/gitlab-agent-c67d7bf96-5lbzv   1/1     Running   0          36m   10.1.57.82   bigbrainserver   <none>           <none>

NAME                           READY   UP-TO-DATE   AVAILABLE   AGE   CONTAINERS   IMAGES                                                                          SELECTOR
deployment.apps/gitlab-agent   1/1     1            1           36m   agent        registry.gitlab.com/gitlab-org/cluster-integration/gitlab-agent/agentk:stable   app=gitlab-agent

NAME                                     DESIRED   CURRENT   READY   AGE   CONTAINERS   IMAGES                                                                          SELECTOR
replicaset.apps/gitlab-agent-c67d7bf96   1         1         1       36m   agent        registry.gitlab.com/gitlab-org/cluster-integration/gitlab-agent/agentk:stable   app=gitlab-agent,pod-template-hash=c67d7bf96

pod/gitlab-agent-c67d7bf96-5lbzv logs:

{"level":"info","time":"2022-03-03T11:47:55.609Z","msg":"Observability endpoint is up","mod_name":"observability","net_network":"tcp","net_address":"[::]:8080"}
{"level":"debug","time":"2022-03-03T11:49:56.101Z","msg":"Applying configuration","commit_id":"f31ac16ae98c9ea39d1f85d06118b566f9fda17a","agent_config":{"observability":{"logging":{"level":1}},"agent_id":8819,"project_id":33497622}}
{"level":"debug","time":"2022-03-03T11:50:16.168Z","msg":"Applying configuration","commit_id":"08e2fd162735a1ef0d2a4866d4914a11519a975a","agent_config":{"observability":{"logging":{"level":1}},"agent_id":8819,"project_id":33497622}}
{"level":"debug","time":"2022-03-03T12:03:36.940Z","msg":"Applying configuration","commit_id":"f10c5a0170168360a757f07a1fefe581fb6d40d2","agent_config":{"observability":{"logging":{"level":1}},"agent_id":8819,"project_id":33497622}}
{"level":"debug","time":"2022-03-03T12:10:26.226Z","msg":"Handled a connection successfully","mod_name":"reverse_tunnel"}
{"level":"debug","time":"2022-03-03T12:10:31.078Z","msg":"Handled a connection successfully","mod_name":"reverse_tunnel"}
{"level":"debug","time":"2022-03-03T12:10:33.354Z","msg":"Handled a connection successfully","mod_name":"reverse_tunnel"}
{"level":"debug","time":"2022-03-03T12:10:39.044Z","msg":"Handled a connection successfully","mod_name":"reverse_tunnel"}
{"level":"debug","time":"2022-03-03T12:10:48.917Z","msg":"Handled a connection successfully","mod_name":"reverse_tunnel"}
{"level":"debug","time":"2022-03-03T12:10:49.440Z","msg":"Handled a connection successfully","mod_name":"reverse_tunnel"}
{"level":"debug","time":"2022-03-03T12:10:49.610Z","msg":"Handled a connection successfully","mod_name":"reverse_tunnel"}
{"level":"debug","time":"2022-03-03T12:11:16.504Z","msg":"Handled a connection successfully","mod_name":"reverse_tunnel"}
{"level":"debug","time":"2022-03-03T12:11:24.127Z","msg":"Handled a connection successfully","mod_name":"reverse_tunnel"}
{"level":"debug","time":"2022-03-03T12:11:31.309Z","msg":"Handled a connection successfully","mod_name":"reverse_tunnel"}

I can see (I assume, at least) that my configuration is being picked up correctly since I have debug instructions on the logs…

What am I missing here? Why is this happening?

Same here. The docs at runner/install/kubernetes-agent are tagged as ‘premium’ which tells me the agent is actually going to be useless for CE since it’s missing this rather crucial piece. It would have been nice if the docs told us this before going to all the effort of getting the agent installed and talking to KAS