This page describes resolved issues in the latest Puppet Enterprise (PE) release.
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Tip: This PE release contains several components that have additional release notes. Refer to Related release notes for more information.
The Windows simplified agent installer script errored out if you provided more than one configuration option. This issue has been resolved, and now PowerShell parameters, as well as multiple configuration options, can be passed in any order.
Frictionless agent installation and upgrade failed on Solaris nodes if wget is used instead of curl.
Windows agents have to been updated to include security enhancements for data execution prevention. The agent also corrects space layout randomization.
If the ActiveMQ configuration file,
activemq.xml was removed or damaged, PE couldn’t replace or repair the file.
Applying any of the
pe_repo::platform::aix_* classes on a compile master that couldn’t reach
pm.puppetlabs.com resulted in a failure.
If you clicked a node’s report list, and the node didn’t have any reports stored in PuppetDB, the console returned an error that it couldn’t retrieve the report.
If the browser was set to
ja-JP, the web-based installer displayed text in English.
Using a Puppet inifile module earlier than version 1.1.0 conflicted with the PE inifile module, resulting in catalog compilation failures.
Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu agent packages weren’t distributed to compile masters as expected through the
If you changed the environments of preconfigured node groups, upgrading re-set the environments to production.
If a compile master was restarted during an orchestrator job, the job statuses for agent nodes reporting to the compile master were all reported as “In progress.” The orchestrator now reports jobs status correctly if a compile master is restarted.
In some cases, the PE console would stop responding if you tried to navigate a newly created node group in a separate tab or window while the group was still open in the original tab or window.
POST requests to the
/orchestrator/v1/inventory endpoint without a body/payload erroneously returned a
200 response. An invalid body for
POST now correctly returns a
Previously, PE would install a newer
puppet-agent package than expected if the Puppet Collection 1 (PC1) open source Puppet repos were set up on the system. In this release, the installer installs the specific version of the
puppet-agent package that is expected.
Previously, the web-based installer wasn’t supported on SLES 12 (SP1 or SP2), so you had to use the text-mode installation method. Web-based installation is now supported.
PE Infrastructurenode group name contained unexpected capitalization
Previously, installation failed if you changed the default capitalization for any
PE Infrastructure node group names, because the installer was case insensitive. For example, if the installer encountered a
PE Mcollective (lowercase “c”) node group when it expected a
PE MCollective (uppercase “c”) node group, it returned an error about non-unique group names.
If you attempted to install Puppet Enterprise on a system that used UTF-8 characters in path or file names, installation failed with a message indicating errors in the pe.conf file.
In PE 2016.5 and 2017.1, Code Manager deploys hung and ultimately timed out for some users with a large number of native types in a single environment. This issue was caused by the generate-puppet-types.rb script hanging indefinitely during the pre-commit phase.
puppet-code deployfailed for tokens with UTF-8 characters
On Windows systems,
puppet-code deploy failed if you specified an authentication token that includes UTF-8 characters in the filename. This failure occurred only if you specified the token in the
puppet-code.conf file or on the command line with the
Previously, the Overview page in the PE console loaded very slowly for some deployments with a large number of facts. Page load time has been significantly decreased in this version.
In PE 2016.5 and 2017.1, clicking Discard changes failed to clear pending user changes when altering user roles in the console.
In previous versions of PE, using your browser’s back button would rewrite the URL to the previous page (if the previous page was in the console). If you cancelled this navigation, the URL would read incorrectly, and a refresh could potentially render the incorrect page. The URL will now render the correct page if you cancel the navigation. g
Prior to this release, if pe-console-services was sent a HUP signal, the RBAC service would fail to reload the certificate whitelist, effectively caching the content at original startup. With this release, the certificate whitelist is reloaded when a HUP is received.
In previous releases, if a filter was applied to the node list inventory, the filter was not carried over into subsequent pages.
Previously, if you tried to download CSV tables from filtered views in the console, the console would raise an authentication error.
The AES encryption and SSL security plugins now use YAML.safe_load to deserialize messages. This prevents potential attack vectors from deserializing YAML into classes. These plugins now require Ruby 2.1 or later to use YAML deserialization.
This release corrects an issue in which adding the sensitive data type to the parameters of an existing resource caused catalog storage failures in PuppetDB.
Previously, PuppetDB was unable to properly handle entries in the Windows registry that contained a default value of