I am new to Bamboo (and JIRA).  We would like to use Bamboo but not EC2.  The instructions say that EC2 account is required for Bamboo "on-demand".  We're OK with that, but is this also true for "on-premises" solution?  That would be a deal breaker for us.


Thanks in advance,



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On-premises (you own server) you have more options.


  • remote agents installed wherever you want (well, they need to see server to connect to it and there are some prerequisites - like must run Java); they are not available in cheapest license
  • local agents (run automatically where server runs, used for small instances).


A bit repeat here considering Pawel's answer - but no - EC2 account is not a requirement when using the on-premise Bamboo as you don't have to use the Elastic Bamboo- feature if you don't want (just build your own agents).

I did not know before that you have to have an EC2 account if you want to use the Bamboo "on-demand" - but of course it makes perfect sense considering the agents.


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