Puppet Open Source » Supported Platforms and System Requirements
Puppet Open Source Supported Platforms
This page lists supported platforms for the open source version of Puppet. For Puppet Enterprise’s supported platforms visit the PE system requirements page.
Please contact Puppet Labs if you are interested in a platform not on this list.
See Installing Puppet for more details about the packages available for your platform(s).
Puppet 2.7 and Puppet 3.x can run on the following platforms:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (and Derivatives)
- Enterprise Linux 5 (also supported by Puppet Enterprise)
- Enterprise Linux 6 (also supported by Puppet Enterprise)
This information applies to RHEL itself, as well as any distributions that maintain binary compatibility with it, including but not limited to CentOS, Scientific Linux, Oracle Linux, and Ascendos.
Debian and Ubuntu
- Debian 6 “Squeeze” (obsolete stable release) (also supported by Puppet Enterprise)
- Debian 7 “Wheezy” (current stable release) (also supported by Puppet Enterprise)
- Debian “Sid” (current unstable distribution)
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” (also supported by Puppet Enterprise)
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx” (also supported by Puppet Enterprise)
- Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal Quetzal”
- Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail”
- Fedora 17 (EOL 2013-07-30)
- Fedora 18
- Fedora 19
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, version 11 and higher
- Gentoo Linux
- Mandriva Corporate Server 4
- FreeBSD 4.7 and later
- OpenBSD 4.1 and later
- Mac OS X, version 10.5 (Leopard) and higher (Puppet 2.7 and earlier also support 10.4)
- Oracle Solaris, version 10 and higher
- AIX, version 5.3 and higher
(Puppet version 2.7.6 and higher)
- Windows Server 2012 (also supported by Puppet Enterprise)
- Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 (also supported by Puppet Enterprise)
- Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 (also supported by Puppet Enterprise)
- Windows 7 and 8 (also supported by Puppet Enterprise)
- Windows Vista
Puppet requires an MRI Ruby interpreter.
Certain versions of Ruby work better with Puppet than others, and some versions are not supported at all. Run
ruby --version to check the version of Ruby on your system.
Puppet Enterprise does not rely on the OS’s Ruby version, as it maintains its own Ruby environment. You can install PE alongside any version of Ruby or on systems without Ruby installed.
The Windows installers provided by Puppet Labs don’t rely on the OS’s Ruby version, and can be installed alongside any version of Ruby or on systems without Ruby installed.
|Ruby version||Puppet 2.6||Puppet 2.7||Puppet 3.x|
|2.0.0||No||No||Supported (3.2 and higher)|
* Note that although Ruby 1.8.5 is fully supported on Puppet 2.6 and 2.7, Ruby 1.8.7 generally gives better performance and memory use. To support the large installed base of RHEL5 systems which ship with Ruby 1.8.5, Puppet Labs packages a drop-in replacement Ruby 1.8.7 package. Read the ‘Enterprise Linux and Derivatives’ section of the Installing Puppet guide to learn how to install these packages.
** Ruby 1.9.3-p0 has bugs that cause a number of known issues with Puppet, and you should use a different release. To the best of our knowledge, these issues were fixed in the second public release of Ruby 1.9.3 (p125), and we are positive they are resolved in p392 (which ships with Fedora 18). Unfortunately, Ubuntu Precise ships with p0 for some reason, and there’s not a lot we can do about it. If you’re using Precise, we recommend using Puppet Enterprise or installing a third-party Ruby package.
Versions marked as “Supported” are recommended by Puppet Labs and are under extensive automated test coverage. Other versions are not recommended and we make no guarantees about their performance with Puppet.
Puppet has a very small number of external dependencies:
|Dependency||Puppet 2.x||Puppet 3.x|
Rgen is only needed if you are using Puppet ≥ 3.2 with
parser = future enabled. The official Puppet Labs packages will install it as a dependency.
All other prerequisite Ruby libraries should come with any standard Ruby 1.8.5+ install. Should your OS not come with the complete standard library (or you are using a custom Ruby build), these include:
- openssl (>= 0.9.8o if using a 3.x Puppet master or newer)