Versioning and upgrades

This page explains GKE on AWS versioning. For more information, see the following:

Available versions

GKE on AWS aws-1.14.1-gke.0 supports the following Kubernetes versions:

  • 1.23.15-gke.2000
  • 1.24.9-gke.2100
  • 1.25.5-gke.2100

For information on prior supported versions, see Release notes.

Component upgrades

This section describes upgrading your AWSClusters and AWSNodePools.


You can update an AWSCluster to a new version of GKE on AWS without updating your AWSNodePools.


You cannot update an AWSNodePool to a version newer than your AWSCluster. To update your AWSNodePools, you must first update your AWSCluster.

Your AWSNodePools version must be no less than two minor versions behind your AWSCluster version.


This section describes GKE on AWS versions and support for versions.

Versioning support

Versioning schema

GKE on AWS Kubernetes versions look like this: X.Y.Z.-gke.N.

Major version (X)
Major versions introduce backward incompatible changes.
Minor versions (X.Y)
Minor versions typically introduce new functionality.
Patch versions (X.Y.Z-gke.N)

Patch versions include fixes and security updates. Patch versions do not typically introduce new features.

A patch version release number ends in -gke.N, where N is a number.

Versioning cadence

GKE on AWS releases:

  • Minor versions: approximately every three months
  • Patch versions: every month

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