Self-Hosted Pulumi Service
Self-hosting is only available with the Pulumi Enterprise Edition.
This guide walks you through the components that are required to get the Pulumi Service running in your own environment.
There are two services that need to be hosted for the purposes of remote state management and a management UI for users. To store user data, and the state for your stacks, the following components are also needed:
- MySQL 5.6 DB server with at least 20GB storage space for data
- Minimum 50GB SSD for object storage
Note: You are responsible for the safe backup and storage of the object storage volume, as well as your DB’s data volume.
Self-Hosted vs. Managed Pulumi Service
The self-hosted version of the Pulumi Service also offers some features that are not available with the managed version (i.e. app.pulumi.com). The self-hosted installation of Pulumi provides full control of your data – a requirement for enterprises in certain industries with specific security compliance requirements.
If you are unsure about whether a self-hosted version of the Pulumi Service is right for your organization, contact us to learn more.
Pulumi can be installed in almost any on-premise or cloud provider environment. The self-hosted install can be integrated with your preferred identity provider as well, such as:
- GitHub Enterprise
- GitLab Enterprise
- SAML SSO
- Email/password identity
Here are some examples of deployment topologies:
Note: The above container image repositories are private.
The above Docker container images can be run using any OCI-compatible container orchestrator. We provide sample docker-compose files that can help you get started with your self-evaluation quickly.
Note: docker-compose is not required to run these containers. We recommend that you choose a container orchestrator with which your IT team has experience.
In addition to the environment variables that each container exposes, the following can be set when using either of the quickstart solutions below. These are used by the
run-ee.sh script provided to you as part of the self-evaluation package. If any of these variables are not set when you run
run-ee.sh, the default values will be used.
PULUMI_DATA_PATH: The persistent path where the service should store the checkpoint objects. Default uses
PULUMI_LOCAL_DATABASE_NAME: The database instance’s hostname. Default is
PULUMI_LOCAL_DATABASE_PORT: The database instance’s port. Default is
PULUMI_DATA_PATH=/my/persistent/dir LOCAL_DATABASE_NAME=my-db LOCAL_DATABASE_PORT=3306 ./scripts/run-ee.sh.
Regardless of the quickstart option you choose below,
run-ee.sh will be the way to start the necessary containers. There will be at most 3 containers (including the DB) for the system to be considered complete.
Just see this quickstart video recorded by our CTO, Luke Hoban. You, too, can get started with Pulumi very quickly.
Quickstart Option #1 - Using the all-in-one approach
If you would like to use Pulumi’s all-in-one solution, you just need to run the run-ee.sh like this:
run-ee.sh -f ./all-in-one/docker-compose.yml. This will start all of the necessary components using working defaults, including a DB container that is migrated using our DB scripts.
Note: Values for the environment variables used by the each of the containers in this approach should be set in the
Quickstart Option #2 - Provide your own Database
The service is tested against a MySQL version 5.6 instance. It is assumed that you have a DB instance called
pulumi-db running at port
3306 and accessible within a network called
pulumi-ee. If your DB instance uses a different port, be sure to update
Note: You will need the
migrationsfolder downloaded locally, which contains the DB scripts that need to be applied against your DB instance. Your Pulumi sales contact should be able to provide you with this.