Last updated: July 20, 2021
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When you performed the initial installation of Burp Suite Enterprise Edition, you probably chose to use the machine for the Enterprise server and web server as a bundled agent machine. However, assigning too many agents to the same agent machine can cause performance issues. In this case, you might want to deploy one or more dedicated agent machines to ease the load on your Enterprise server machine.
The setup process for a new agent machine uses the same installer you used for the initial installation of Burp Suite Enterprise Edition. However, you might need to download a different installer if your intended agent machine uses a different operating system.
Communication between agents and the Enterprise server is protected by mutually authenticated TLS. When you set up a new agent machine, it will generate a unique fingerprint, which acts as a public key, and send an authorization request to your Enterprise server. When the Enterprise server receives an authorization request, it displays the fingerprint that was used in the TLS negotiation. You compare this fingerprint with the fingerprint that you generated when setting up the new agent machine to make sure that communication is happening directly with the authentic agent before authorizing it.
This agent machine will now be available for use on the "Agents" page and you can start assigning agents to it.