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. All PE installations begin with the standard configuration, and scale up by adding additional components as needed.
|Standard 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|
|Large installation||Similar to a standard installation, plus one or more compilers and a load balancer which help distribute the agent catalog compilation workload.||4,000–20,000|
|Extra-large installation||Similar to a large installation, plus a separate node which hosts the PE-PostgreSQL instance.||More than 20,000|