Puppet agent release notes

This version of Puppet is not included in Puppet Enterprise. The latest version of PE includes Puppet 4.9.

This page lists changes to the puppet-agent package. For details about changes to components in a puppet-agent release, follow the links to those components in the package release’s notes.

The puppet-agent package’s version numbers use the format X.Y.Z, where:

  • X must increase for major backwards-incompatible changes
  • Y may increase for backwards-compatible new functionality
  • Z may increase for bug fixes

If you’re upgrading from Puppet 3.x

The puppet-agent package installs the latest version of Puppet 4. Also read the Puppet 4.0 release notes, since they cover any breaking changes since Puppet 3.8.

Also of interest: About Agent, and the Puppet 4.10 release notes.

Puppet agent 1.10.0

Released April 5, 2017.

Component updates

Components with updates in this release are Puppet 4.10.0, Facter 3.6.3, MCollective 2.10.3, and pxp-agent 1.5.0.

The largest updates in this release include improvements and bug fixes for Hiera 5, which ships with Puppet 4.10.

pxp-agent new feature

pxp-agent Now responds to PXP non-blocking requests that use a duplicate transaction ID by sending a provisional response, rather than an error message. Status requests can then be sent as normal to check on the status of the original request that was duplicated. It also detects duplicate IDs that are stored on-disk, rather than only those in-memory (it no longer “forgets” when the process is restarted). (PCP-627)

pxp-agent bug fix

The default ping interval has been increased to two minutes to reduce disconnect and reconnect cycling against a heavily loaded broker. This has a side effect that failover when a connection is unavailable but the TCP connection was not properly closed now takes 4-6 minutes instead of 35-50 seconds. (PCP-729)

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