Puppet Enterprise 2019.0

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

ConfigurationDescriptionNode limit
Monolithic installation (Recommended)All infrastructure components are installed on the master. This installation type is the easiest to install, upgrade, and troubleshoot. Up to 4,000
Monolithic installation with compile mastersSimilar to a monolithic installation, plus one or more compile masters and a load balancer which help distribute the agent catalog compilation workload. 4,000–20,000
Monolithic installation with compile masters and standalone PE-PostgreSQLSimilar to a monolithic installation with compile masters, plus a separate node which hosts the PE-PostgreSQL instance. More than 20,000
Tip: You can add high availability to a monolithic installation, with or without compile masters, by configuring a replica of your master or master of masters. High availability isn't supported with standalone PE-PostgreSQL

Monolithic installation


Graphic showing the monolithic architecture, where end users interact with a single master, and the master interacts with multiple agents.

Monolithic installation with compile masters


Graphic showing the monolithic architecture with compile masters, where end users interact with a single master of masters. The master of master interacts with multiple compile masters and multiple agents.

Monolithic installation with compile masters and standalone PE-PostgreSQL


Graphic showing the monolithic architecture with compile masters and a standalone PE-PostgreSQL node, where end users interact with a single master of masters. The master of master interacts with multiple compile masters and multiple agents.
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