What is the maximum limit of puppet agents that a Puppet server can handle?

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Is there a limit on the maximum number of nodes that a puppet master can serve?

I want to setup a puppet infrastructure to manage a considerably large number of servers, How much hardware will this require?
Aug 29 in Puppet by Kim
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 If scaling is a issue, you can have a masterless deployment, using git and running puppet with cron http://current.workingdirectory.net/posts/2011/puppet-without-masters/ ).

You just need to deploy your config, using cron ( and the vcs of your choice ), and to apply it, using cron too ( or fabric, or mcollective ). Then the only thing that need to scale is the vcs server, and this is much easier to do. 

You can even simply use rsync or nfs, and I think serving a few thousand server would not be a problem.

answered Aug 29 by Sirajul
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