Single vs. multi-machine deployment

  • Last updated: July 3, 2023

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The number of machines needed to run Burp Suite Enterprise Edition very much depends on the scale of your intended usage.

Single machine deployment

You can run all of the components on a single machine, including the bundled database. This is suitable for a trial or evaluation. For production deployments we recommend that you connect to an external database and use a multi-machine deployment. The diagram below shows a single-machine, "bundled" deployment:

A single-machine installation of Burp Suite Enterprise Edition

Multi-machine deployment

Alternatively, you can run scans on several different machines and you can use your own external database for storage. This lets you scale the number of concurrent scans that you could potentially run to be indefinitely large and utilize any existing database infrastructure that you have. The diagram below shows a multiple-machine deployment, with an external database and separate scanning machines:

A multiple-machine installation of Burp Suite Enterprise Edition

Note that the Enterprise server and the web server are always deployed on a single machine.


For specific details about the system requirements for both of these deployment options, please refer to the system requirements page.

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