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Harness Self-Managed Enterprise Edition overview

Harness Self-Managed Enterprise Edition is an end-to-end solution for continuous, self-managed delivery. You can install and update Harness Self-Managed Enterprise Edition using online or offline (air-gapped) methods. This topic provides a summary comparison of Harness SaaS and self-managed offerings and describes the options for self-managed delivery.

Compare Harness SaaS with self-managed

The following tables provide a summary of key differences between Harness SaaS and self-managed products.

Table 1. Impacts

Harness SaaSHarness Self-Managed Enterprise Edition
Platform ManagementHarnessCustomer
Hardware Cost~$25,000
Hardware MaintenanceRequired
Continuous UpdatesDailyWeekly
SecurityTLS/SSL OutboundTLS/SSL Outbound
Data GovernanceNo Corporate Data Leaves FirewallNo Corporate Data Leaves Firewall
Avg. Onboarding TimeDaysWeeks
Avg. Site ReadinessDaysWeeks
Avg. Support Res. TimeDaysWeeks

Table 2. Modules and Features

ModuleHelm InstallKOTS InstallNotes
Continuous Delivery
Security Testing OrchestrationX
Service Reliability Management
Continuous Integration
Feature Flags
Cloud Costs ManagementXX
Harness Chaos EngineeringXX
Harness PlatformCustom Dashboard is not included.

Install on Kubernetes

Harness Self-Managed Enterprise Edition is installed in a Kubernetes cluster in the following configuration.

To install Harness Self-Managed Enterprise Edition in a Kubernetes cluster, use the following instructions:

  1. For Self-Managed Enterprise Edition with Helm, see Install Harness Self-Managed Enterprise Edition Using Helm.
  2. For Self-Managed Enterprise Edition with KOTS, see Install Self-Managed Enterprise Edition Using KOTS.

Install on virtual machine

Harness Self-Managed Enterprise Edition is installed on virtual machines (VMs) in the following configuration.

GCP ArchitectureAWS Architecture

To install Harness Self-Managed Enterprise Edition on a virtual machine, see the following topics: