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Self-hosting the Pulumi Cloud

    Self-hosting is available in the Pulumi Business Critical edition and when using the open source, self-managed backends. If you would like to evaluate the Self-Hosted Pulumi Cloud, sign up for the 30 day trial or contact us. To use a open source, self-managed backend, such as a cloud storage bucket, see State and Backends.

    This guide presents the overall architecture for self-hosting the Pulumi Cloud as well as available reference architectures and related installers.

    Managed Pulumi Cloud vs Self-Hosted Pulumi Cloud

    Pulumi Cloud (i.e., app.pulumi.com) is a fully managed SaaS providing state management, a secrets manager and features such as single sign-on (SSO), audit logs, centralized stack and policy management to name a few. As a SaaS, Pulumi manages all aspects of the service.

    The self-hosted version of the service provides all the same capabilities as the SaaS offering. The self-hosted deployment requires that the customer manages data backups and keeping the service running and up to date. However, the self-hosted solution allows the customer to run the service fully within their own environment.

    If you are unsure about whether a self-hosted version of the Pulumi Cloud is right for your organization, contact us to learn more.

    Deployment Topology

    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:

    Internet-Accessible Deployment

    Internet-Accessible Deployment

    Intranet-Only Deployment

    Intranet-Only Deployment

    For information on ingress and egress from the self-hosted Pulumi Cloud, please see the network requirements information.

    Deployment Options

    The Pulumi Cloud Docker container images can be run using any OCI-compatible container orchestrator.

    However, Pulumi provides installers to support common deployment environments:

    • Quickstart Docker Compose: Using a Pulumi-provided set of docker-compose files and bash scripts, one can deploy a small system for testing in a local Docker environment.
    • ECS-Hosted: Using a Pulumi-provided set of Pulumi programs written in TypeScript or Go, one can automate the deployment and maintenance of a production-grade self-hosted solution.
    • EKS-Hosted: Using a Pulumi-provided set of Pulumi programs written in TypeScript, one can automate the deployment and maintenance of a production-grade self-hosted solution running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Sevice (EKS). This solution most closely matches the managed service deployment model.
    • AKS-Hosted: Using a Pulumi-provided set of Pulumi programs written in TypeScript, one can automate the deployment and maintenance of a production-grade self-hosted solution on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).
    • GKE-Hosted: Using a Pulumi-provided set of Pulumi programs written in TypeScript, one can automate the deployment and maintenance of a production-grade self-hosted solution on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
    • Bring Your Own Infrastructure: Using a Pulumi-provided set of Pulumi programs written in TypeScript, one can automate the deployment and maintenance of a production-grade self-hosted solution on your own K8s, MySQL and S3-compatible storage,.
    • Local-Docker: Using a Pulumi-provided Pulumi program written in TypeScript, one can automate the deployment and maintenance of a production-grade self-hosted solution using a customer-provided docker environment, a customer-provided MySQL database and a customer-provided object store (e.g. Minio).

    Components

    The Pulumi self-hosted Components consist of Docker images for the Pulumi Cloud’s frontend UI and backend API.

    Requirements

    The self-hosted Pulumi Cloud has several requirements to enable it to be installed and run on your infrastructure.

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