New features in Puppet Enterprise 2016.4

ecs-admin 21st October 2016

Above, Sanjay Mirchandani, Puppet CEO during the opening keynote for PuppetConf 2016. 

This year’s PuppetConf is currently underway. 

As Puppet partners, we currently have a team in San Diego for PuppetConf 2016: an opportunity to meet fellow Puppet users and explore shared problems, solutions and experiences.

We’re bringing you updates as and when they happen.

What’s new for Puppet Enterprise 2016.4?

The latest version of Puppet Enterprise will bring these improvements to the table.

• Puppet now natively supports building Docker containers automatically, on top of being able to install and manage containers, using Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, etc.

• The Puppet Orchestrator now allows you to target specific servers or groups of servers using PQL (Puppet Query Language) on which new configuration will be deployed.

• Puppet Enterprise now makes the distinction between intended changes (e.g. a change in a puppet manifest) and corrective changes (e.g. a change made by another user that puppet corrects).

• Self service will be made easy with a plugin for vRealize Automation next month.

• Puppet and CloudBees have been working together to roll out a Jenkins integration for Puppet Enterprise. This means that Puppet can now be integrated into in your CD pipeline in Jenkins.

• New native CLI tools for Windows and Mac, to avoid having to login on a server to direct changes on your infrastructure.

• You can now hide or redact sensitive configuration data contained in Hiera from PuppetDB, logs and change reports.

• Microsoft Azure’s module has been improved to support more resources that can be provisioned, and will be release next month.


You can watch the Product Announcement for yourself, here. 

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