is it safe to disable mcollective?
I have noticed that mcollective uses quite some memory on my client machines, up to 300m on machines that have only 1gb of memory.
We are using puppet enterprise with 8 nodes and never use the "live management" features. If my understanding is correct, the mcollective daemon really is only needed when you want to use live management features, or to start puppet runs on demand from the puppet master. Both of which we never do.
Is it safe to disable mcollective completely? Can we still use
puppet agent on client nodes to start puppet runs?
And if it safe, what is the best way to disable mcollective on a ubuntu 14.04 client node?