Thanks for the response. I have tried to follow the documented process but have been having issues. I believe it has to do with the specifics of the Bitnami stack config - IE - the gitlab service is not present, but under the bitnami service or that the rake commands don't apply to this instance/version.
The install does not include the Omnibus components. My current version is
GitLab - 8.2.3
GitLab - Shell2.6.8
GitLab - APIv3
Ruby - 2.1.8p440
Rails - 4.1.12
If your answer is the same and I should follow up with Gitlab then I can do so but if you are able to confirm that there is nothing specific to the Bitami stack config, then that would help. I have been looking for the specifics to get the current install moving forward to closer to standard, that would be ideal.