Before installing Puppet Enterprise, consider the architecture type that best suits your needs. Additionally, we provide hardware requirements based on internal testing.
Monolithic hardware requirements
In monolithic installations, hardware requirements differ depending on the number of nodes you're managing.
|10 or fewer||2||6 GB||20 GB||—||m3.large instance|
|Up to 4,000||16 +||32 + GB||100 GB||10 GB||c4.4xlarge|
To take advantage of progressively larger hardware, you must configure your environment to use additional resources.
Monolithic with compile masters hardware requirements
If you are managing more than 4,000 nodes, you can add load-balanced compile masters to your monolithic installation to increase the number of agents you can manage.
Each compile master increases capacity by approximately 1,500–3,000 nodes, until you exhaust the capacity of PuppetDB or the console, which run on the master of masters. If you start to see performance issues around 8,000 nodes, you can adjust your hardware or move to a larger base infrastructure.
|Each compile master (1500 - 3000 nodes)||4||16||30||2||m3.xlarge|
Large environment hardware requirements
A large environment installation is a high-capacity infrastructure. It runs on a split installation with additional compile masters and ActiveMQ message brokering. This installation is suitable for managing more than 20,000 nodes.
With this installation type, you can support more nodes by adding more resources to PuppetDB and increasing the number of compile masters.
|compile master||4||16||30||42||m3.xlarge or m4.xlarge|
|ActiveMQ hubs||2||4||10||18||m3.large instance|