What’s new in Puppet Enterprise

Latest features and capabilities to successfully automate your infrastructure. For the full list of enhancements and features, please visit Puppet docs here.
PE VersionNew or Enhanced Features
2019.8 (LTS)
  • Integrate existing Puppet code into plans
  • Patch systems with Puppet, allowing organizations to consolidate tooling
  • Use less hardware with PE performance improvements
  • Seamlessly scale up and bring more nodes under management
  • Onboard new team members to a streamlined, modern product UI
2019.7
  • Improvements to plan functionality in Puppet Enterprise (parameters exposed in PE console)
  • Improved PE architecture with horizontally scaled PuppetDB on compilers
  • Improved speed and reliability for provisioning a PE replica
  • Upgrade all compilers with a single command
2019.6
  • This version was never released
2019.5
  • Resolved a high-severity vulnerability CVE-2020-7943
2019.4
  • Puppet Enterprise console enhancements
  • Inventory page revamp (each installation type has a button that links to its own page, more help icons and definitions)
  • Plans event view in the Job details page now displays an output message for each plan run
  • Two new API endpoints for Code Manager provide greater flexibility in deploying modules
2019.3
  • Custom PQL queries in the console for running Puppet and tasks
  • New Run drop down menu so you can run Puppet or a task for the nodes listed on the current page
  • Ability to select code environment for tasks and plans (other than “production”)
2019.2
  • Support for managing network devices with Puppet Enterprise
  • Support for running plans from console and CLI
  • Agent installation from the console (via Inventory option)
2019.1 (STS)
  • Schedule recurring tasks via Puppet Enterprise console
  • Add nodes without agents to Puppet Enterprise (new Inventory option on the console)
2019.0 (STS)
  • Agentless tasks via SSH (Linux) (2019.0.0)
  • Agentless tasks via WinRM (Windows) (2019.0.1)
  • Express installation (2019.0.2)
2018.1.8 (LTS)
  • Continuous Delivery for Puppet Enterprise console installation (module via console)
2018.1.5 (LTS)
  • Schedule tasks in Puppet Enterprise console
2018.1.0 (LTS)
  • Role-based access to tasks
2017.3 (STS)
  • Hiera overrides in the console (set parameters on node groups without declaring the class)
  • Ad-hoc tasks (run tasks from the console, on the command line, or by the orchestrator API)
  • AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise (offers cloud-focused workflows and managed service capabilities for running Puppet Enterprise on AWS)
2017.2 (STS)
  • Orchestrator in the console (create node lists, either static or using Puppet Query Language, on which to run Puppet)
  • Packages inventory in the console
2017.1 (STS)
  • Hiera 5
    • Improved performance
    • True environment- and module-level data
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