Puppetserver is consuming huge amount of CPU and is killed when Java runs Out of Memory(OutofMemoryError) due to insufficient heap space.

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Puppet server reaches the Maximum Java heap size and high CPU load related to the garbage collection might be noticed. When JVM can not free enough memory and keep the application running, the OutOfMemoryError message will be logged in /var/log/messages and the process will shutdown.


  • Satellite 6.x
  • Puppet Server 5,6

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