Release notes (Regular channel)

This page documents updates to releases in the Google Kubernetes Engine Regular release channel. You can periodically check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality. The overall release notes also include the information in this page.

For more detailed information about security-related known issues, see the security bulletin page.

To view release notes for versions prior to 2020, see the Release notes archive.

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November 15, 2021

(2021-R33) Version updates

  • Version 1.21.5-gke.1302 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.20.11-gke.1801 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.20.10-gke.1600 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • The following control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded with this release:

October 29, 2021

Revisions for 2021-R32

2021-12-03 update: Revised upgrade versions. Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled will be upgraded:

(2021-R32) Version updates

  • Version 1.20.10-gke.1600 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • The following versions are now available in the Regular channel:
  • The following versions are no longer available in the Regular channel:
    • 1.20.9-gke.1001
    • 1.20.10-gke.301
    • 1.21.3-gke.2001
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.19 to 1.20.10-gke.1600 with this release.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.20 to 1.20.10-gke.1600 with this release.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.21 to 1.21.3-gke.2003 with this release.

October 15, 2021

(2021-R31) Version updates

October 01, 2021

(2021-R30) Version updates

  • Version 1.20.10-gke.301 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.21.3-gke.2001 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.20 to 1.20.10-gke.301 with this release.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.21 to 1.21.3-gke.2001 with this release.

September 17, 2021

(2021-R29) Version updates

  • Version 1.20.9-gke.1001 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.20.10-gke.301 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.20.9-gke.701 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.20 to 1.20.9-gke.1001 with this release.

September 07, 2021

(2021-R28) Version updates

  • Version 1.20.9-gke.701 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • The following control plane and node versions are now available in the Regular channel:
  • The following versions are no longer available in the Regular channel:
    • 1.20.9-gke.700
    • 1.20.9-gke.1000
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.20 to 1.20.9-gke.701 with this release.

August 20, 2021

(2021-R27) Version updates

  • Version 1.20.8-gke.2100 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.20.9-gke.700 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.20.8-gke.900 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.20 to 1.20.8-gke.2100 with this release.

August 12, 2021

(2021-R26) Version updates

Version 1.20.8-gke.2100 is now available in the Regular channel.

August 03, 2021

(2021-R25) Version updates

There are no new releases in the Regular release channel.

July 27, 2021

(2021-R24) Version updates

  • Version 1.20.8-gke.900 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • The following versions are no longer available in the Regular channel:
    • 1.19.9-gke.1900
    • 1.19.11-gke.1701
    • 1.19.12-gke.1100
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.19 to 1.20.8-gke.900 with this release.

July 20, 2021

(2021-R23) Version updates

  • Version 1.19.12-gke.1100 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.20.8-gke.900 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.20.7-gke.1800 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.20 to 1.20.8-gke.900 with this release.

July 09, 2021

(2021-R22) Version updates

  • Version 1.19.11-gke.1701 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.20.7-gke.1800 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.19.10-gke.1700 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.20.6-gke.1000 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.20 to 1.20.7-gke.1800 with this release.

June 25, 2021

(2021-R21) Version updates

  • Version 1.19.9-gke.1900 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.19.9-gke.1900 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.19.10-gke.1600 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.18 to 1.19.10-gke.1700 with this release.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.19 to 1.19.10-gke.1700 with this release.

June 16, 2021

(2021-R20) Version updates

  • Version 1.19.10-gke.1600 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.19.10-gke.1700 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.19.9-gke.1900 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.18 to 1.19.10-gke.1600 with this release.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.19 to 1.19.10-gke.1600 with this release.

June 09, 2021

(2021-R19) Version updates

  • Version 1.19.10-gke.1600 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.20.6-gke.1000 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.19.9-gke.1400 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.19 to 1.19.9-gke.1900 with this release.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.20 to 1.20.6-gke.1000 with this release.

May 28, 2021

(2021-R18) Version updates

  • Version 1.19.9-gke.1900 is now the default version in the Regular channel.

May 19, 2021

(2021-R17) Version updates

  • Version 1.19.9-gke.1900 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.18.17-gke.700 is no longer available in the Regular channel.

May 12, 2021

(2021-R16) Version updates

  • Version 1.19.9-gke.1400 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.18.17-gke.100 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.19.8-gke.1600 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.18 to version 1.19.9-gke.1400 with this release.

May 04, 2021

(2021-R15) Version updates

  • Version 1.18.17-gke.100 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • The following versions are now available in the Regular channel:
  • Version 1.18.16-gke.2100 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • The following control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded with this release:

April 27, 2021

(2021-R14) Version updates

  • Version 1.18.16-gke.2100 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.18.17-gke.100 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.18.16-gke.502 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.17 to version 1.18.16-gke.2100 with this release.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.18 to version 1.18.16-gke.2100 with this release.

April 20, 2021

(2021-R13) Version updates

  • Version 1.18.16-gke.2100 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.19 to version 1.19.8-gke.1600 with this release.

April 14, 2021

(2021-R12) Version updates

  • Version 1.19.8-gke.1600 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.18.16-gke.302 is no longer available in the Regular channel.

April 06, 2021

(2021-R11) Version updates

  • Version 1.18.16-gke.502 is now the default version.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.17 to version 1.18.16-gke.502 with this release.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.18 to version 1.18.16-gke.502 with this release.

March 29, 2021

  • Version 1.18.16-gke.302 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.18.16-gke.502 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • The following versions are no longer available in the Regular channel:
    • 1.18.15-gke.1501
    • 1.18.15-gke.1502
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.18 to version 1.18.16-gke.302 with this release.

March 23, 2021

Starting tomorrow, March 24, 2021, the mechanism we use to create GKE release notes will change. Although this change does not affect the content of the notes, it does affect the presentation and underlying syntax. If you subscribe to the XML feed for this page, entries for March 24 and earlier will be updated as a result of changes to formatting and syntax; the content itself did not change.

The feed URL will also change from https://cloud.google.com/feeds/kubernetes-engine-release-notes.xml to https://cloud.google.com/feeds/gke-main-release-notes.xml. We will automatically redirect from the old URL to the new one.

March 16, 2021

(2021-R9) Version updates

  • Version 1.18.15-gke.1501 is now the default version in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.18.15-gke.1502 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.18.16-gke.302 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Control planes and nodes with auto-upgrade enabled in the Regular channel will be upgraded from version 1.18 to version 1.18.15-gke.1501 with this release.
  • Version 1.18.12-gke.1210 is no longer available in the Regular channel.

March 05, 2021

(2021-R8) Version updates

  • Version 1.18.15-gke.1501 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.18.15-gke.1102 is no longer available in the Regular channel.

February 25, 2021

(2021-R7) Version updates

  • Version 1.18.15-gke.1102 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.18.12-gke-1206 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Auto-upgrading control planes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.18 to version 1.18.12-gke.1210 with this release.
  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.18.12-gke.1210 with this release.

February 17, 2021

(2021-R6) Version updates

  • Version 1.18.12-gke.1206 is now available in the Regular channel. This version is now the default.
  • Version 1.17.14-gke.1600 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.17.15-gke.800 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Auto-upgrading control planes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.17 to version 1.18.12-gke.1206 with this release.
  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.17 to version 1.18.12-gke.1206 with this release.

February 09, 2021

(2021-R5) Version updates

  • Version 1.17.15-gke.800 is now available in the Regular channel. This version is now the default.
  • Version 1.18.12-gke.1210 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.18.12-gke.1205 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.17 to version 1.17.15-gke.800 with this release.
  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.18 to version 1.18.12-gke.1206 with this release.

February 02, 2021

(2021-R4) Version updates

January 25, 2021

(2021-R3) Version updates

  • Version 1.17.14-gke.1600 is now available in the Regular channel. This version is now the default.
  • Version 1.17.14-gke.400 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.17 to version 1.17.14-gke.1600 with this release.

January 19, 2021

(2021-R2) Version updates

  • Version 1.17.14-gke.1600 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.18.12-gke.1205 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.17.14-gke.1200 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.18 to version 1.18.12-gke.1205 with this release.

January 08, 2021

(2021-R1) Version updates

  • Version 1.17.14-gke.400 is now available in the Regular channel. This version is now the default.
  • Version 1.17.13-gke.2600 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.17 to version 1.17.14-gke.400 with this release.

December 14, 2020

(R41) Version updates

  • Version 1.17.13-gke.2600 is now available in the Regular channel. This version is now the default.
  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.17 to version 1.17.13-gke.2600 with this release.

December 07, 2020

(R40) Version updates

  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.17 to version 1.17.13-gke.2001 with this release.

December 01, 2020

(R39) Version updates

  • Version 1.17.13-gke.1401 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.17.13-gke.1400 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.17 to version 1.17.13-gke.1401 with this release.
  • 1.17.13-gke.2001 is now the default version in the Regular channel.

November 25, 2020

Auto-upgrade status

GKE Auto-Upgrade is currently suspended for control planes, and nodes. Manual upgrades are available.

November 24, 2020

The November 17, 2020 release removed the following GKE version: Version 1.17.12-gke.1504 is no longer available in the Regular channel.

November 17, 2020

(R38) Version updates

This note was updated on November 24, 2020.

  • Version 1.17.13-gke.2001 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.17 to version 1.17.13-gke.1400 with this release.

November 12, 2020

(R36) Version updates

November 04, 2020

(R36) Version updates

October 20, 2020

(R34) Version updates

  • Version 1.17.12-gke.1501 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.17.12-gke.1504 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.17.12-gke.1504 is the new default version in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.17.9-gke.1504 is no longer available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.17.9-gke.6300 is no longer available in the Regular channel.

October 02, 2020

(R32) Version updates

  • Version 1.17.9-gke.6300 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.17.9-gke.1504 is the new default version in the Regular channel.
  • Auto-upgrading control planes upgrade from versions 1.16 and 1.17 to version 1.17.9-gke.1504 during this release.
  • Version 1.16.13-gke.401 is no longer available.

September 15, 2020

(R30) Version updates

  • Version 1.16.13-gke.401 is the new default version in the Regular channel.
  • Auto-upgrading control planes upgrade from version 1.16 to version 1.16.13-gke.401 during this release.
  • Version 1.17.9-gke.1504 is now available in the Regular channel.

September 14, 2020

(R29.1) Version updates

August 20, 2020

(R27) Version updates

  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.16.11-gke.5 to version 1.16.13-gke.1 with this release.
  • Version 1.16.11-gke.5 is no longer available.

August 06, 2020

(R26) Version updates

July 28, 2020

(R25) Version updates

  • Version 1.16.13-gke.1 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.16.9-gke.6 to version 1.16.11-gke.5 with this release.

July 22, 2020

(R24) Version updates

  • Version 1.16.12-gke.3 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Version 1.16.11-gke.5 is now available in the Regular channel.

    This version is now the default.

July 13, 2020

(R23) Version updates

  • Version 1.16.11-gke.5 is now available in the Regular channel.
  • Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular channel automatically upgrade from version 1.16.8-gke.15 to version 1.16.9-gke.6 with this release.

A bug in gVisor has been fixed. Default gVisor node labels are now applied when user-specified labels.

June 29, 2020

1.16.9-gke.6 is now available.

June 01, 2020

Auto-upgrading nodes in the Regular release channel automatically upgrade to version 1.16.8-gke.15 in this release.

May 19, 2020

Existing clusters in the Regular release channel automatically upgrade to version 1.16.8-gke.15 in this release.

May 13, 2020

1.16.8-gke.15 is now generally available for new clusters. Existing clusters and nodes will not automatically upgrade in this release.

Important

Before you migrate to GKE 1.16, you must review:

April 01, 2020

1.15.9-gke.24 is now available in the Regular release channel.

Important: Existing clusters enrolled in the Regular release channel will be auto-upgraded to this version.

March 16, 2020

1.15.9-gke.22 is now available in the Regular release channel.

You can now use node auto-provisioning to create node pools with preemptible VMs from clusters running in the Regular release channel.

March 06, 2020

1.15.9-gke.8 is now available in the Regular release channel.

Important: Existing clusters enrolled in the Regular release channel will be auto-upgraded to this version.

February 04, 2020

1.15.7-gke.23 is now available in the Regular release channel.

Important: Existing clusters enrolled in the Regular release channel will be auto-upgraded to this version.

January 22, 2020

1.14.8-gke.33 is now available in the Regular release channel.

Important: Existing clusters enrolled in the Regular release channel will be auto-upgraded to this version.