Puppet Enterprise 2017.3

There are several configurations available for Puppet Enterprise. The configuration you use depends on the number of nodes in your environment, the resources required to serve your agent catalogs, and your availability requirements.

ConfigurationDescriptionNode limit
Monolithic installation (Recommended)The master, console, and PuppetDB are all installed on one node. This installation type is the easiest to install, upgrade, and troubleshoot. Up to several thousand
Monolithic installation with compile mastersThe master of masters, console, and PuppetDB are installed on one node, and one or more compile masters help distribute the agent catalog compilation workload. Less than 20,000
Split installationThe master, console, and PuppetDB are each installed on separate nodes. Use this installation type only if you have a limit on the number of permitted cores per server, or if you are managing more than 20,000 nodes. More than 20,000
Large environment installationThe master of masters, console, and PuppetDB are each installed on separate nodes, and one or more compile masters help distribute the agent catalog compilation workflow. Unlimited
High availability installationA replica of your master or master of masters is added to a monolithic installation to ensure critical operations in the event of a failure. See monolithic installation limitations

Monolithic installation

Monolithic installation with compile masters

Split installation

Large environment installation

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