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Difference between local and remote bamboo agents?

The documentation says "Local agents actually run as part of the Bamboo server. Local agents run in the server's process, i.e. run as separate threads in the same JVM as the Bamboo server."


What I am not clearly seeing defined is does this mean if you have unlimited local agents, you can run as many (different) plans  in parallel as you want? (assuming you meet the system requirements)

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You can run as many jobs in parallel as your server can handle in terms of memory/CPU when you are using local agents.

If you really want to scale, you are probably better of with using remote agents. But note that the number of remote agents is restricted by your chosen Bamboo license type.

Best regards,


Also have a look at where Atlassian recommends the usage of remote agents already for medium-sized teams with medium concurrency needs (10-20 plans).

Hi Haani,

In theory, you can run unlimited amount of local agents. However, this isn't really recommended because the local agents runs within the same process as the Bamboo server.

Example, if your agents max out the resources on your server, it will affect the performance of your Bamboo server as well which may lead to crashing the server.

Best regards,
Deric Lee


Multiple local agent, can I have simultaneous SSH connection across  multiple local agents. Each SSH could be long running job?



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