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.

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February 25, 2021 (2021-R7)

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 to version 1.18.12-gke.1210 with this release.

February 17, 2021 (2021-R6)

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 9, 2021 (2021-R5)

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 2, 2021 (2021-R4)

Version 1.17.15-gke.800 is now available in the Regular channel.

Version 1.18.12-gke.1206 is now available in the Regular channel.

January 25, 2021 (2021-R3)

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 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 8, 2021 (2021-R1)

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 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 7, 2020 (R40)

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

December 1, 2020 (R39)

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)

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 (R37)

Version 1.17.13-gke.1400 is now available in the Regular channel.

November 4, 2020 (R36)

Version 1.17.12-gke.1504 is now available in the Regular channel.

Version 1.17.13-gke.600 is now available in the Regular channel.

October 20, 2020 (R34)

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 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 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.

This version is not yet the default version or an upgrade target.

To learn more about the changes contained in 1.17, see the following GKE and Kubernetes release notes:

September 14, 2020 (R29.1)

Version 1.16.13-gke.401 is now available in the Regular channel.

August 20, 2020 (R27)

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 1.16.3-gke.1 is now available in the Regular channel.

The COS image for GKE 1.16.3-gke.1 is cos-81-12871-181-0.

July 28, 2020 (R25)

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 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 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.

Fixed issues

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 1, 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 1, 2020

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

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 6, 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 4, 2020

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

January 22, 2020

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