Puppet platform lifecycle
Open source Puppet is made up of several packages:
puppetserver, and, optionally,
Understanding what versions are maintained and which versions go together is important when
upgrading and troubleshooting.
Puppet releases and lifecycle
- Update track: Puppet versions that are not associated with any PE version get updated minor (or "y") releases about once a month. Releases in this track include fixes and new features, but typically do not get patch (or "z") releases. Each update in this track supersedes the previous minor release. Documentation for the current release is available at puppet.com/docs/puppet/latest. The latest Release notes contain a history of all updates to this release track.
- Long-term releases: Puppet versions associated with Puppet Enterprise LTS (long-term support) releases get patch (or "z") releases about quarterly. Each release contains bug and security fixes from several developmental releases, but does not get new features. Versioned documentation for long-term releases is available at puppet.com/docs/puppet/<X.Y> (for example, puppet.com/docs/puppet/6.4).
The following table lists the maintained Puppet, Puppet Server, and PuppetDB versions, with links to their respective documentation. Developmental releases ('latest') are superseded by new versions about once a month. Open source releases that are associated with PE versions have projected End of Life (EOL) dates.
|Puppet version||Puppet Server version||PuppetDB version||Associated PE version||Projected EOL date|
|7.12.0 (latest)||7.4.1||7.7.0||Superseded by next developmental release.|
For information about Puppet's operating system support, see the platform support lifecycle page.
Puppet platform packages
The Puppet platform bundles the components needed for a successful deployment. We distribute open source Puppet in the following packages:
This package contains Puppet’s
main code and all of the dependencies needed to run it,
including Facter, Hiera, the PXP agent, root certificates,
and bundled versions of Ruby
and OpenSSL. After it’s installed, you have everything you
need to run the
Puppet agent service
Note: In Puppet version 3.8 and later, Enterprise Linux 5 packages contain only the agent component.
is a JVM-based application that, among other things,
runs instances of the primary Puppet server application and
serves catalogs to nodes running the agent service. It has its
own version number and might be compatible with more than one
Puppet version. This package
||PuppetDB (optional) collects data generated by Puppet. It enables additional features such as exported resources, advanced queries, and reports about your infrastructure.|
||Plugins to connect your primary server to PuppetDB|
puppetserver component of the Puppet platform is
available only for Linux. The
puppet-agent component is available independently for over 30
platforms and architectures, including Windows and
puppet-agent component version numbers
puppet-agent package contains several
components. This table shows the components shipped in this release track, and
contains links to available component release notes. Agent release notes are
included on the same page as Puppet release
|6.7.1||This version of Puppet was never released.|
Primary server and agent compatibility
Use this table to verify that you're using a compatible version of the agent for your PE or Puppet server.
PE 2017.3 through 2018.1Puppet 5.x
PE 2019.1 through 2019.8Puppet 6.x
PE 2021.0 and laterPuppet 7.x