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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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 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 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 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 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.

December 13, 2019

There are no changes to the Regular channel, but 1.15 will be available in this channel in January 2020.

November 18, 2019

1.14.8-gke.12 is now available in the Regular release channel.

This version includes a fix for a known issue in the COS kernel that may have caused nodes to crash.

November 5, 2019

1.14.8-gke.2 is now available in the Regular release channel.

This release includes a patch for the golang vulnerability CVE-2019-17596, fixed in go-boringcrypto 1.13.1 and 1.12.11.

October 30, 2019

1.14.7-gke.10 is now available in the Regular release channel.

This release includes a patch for CVE-2019-11253. For more information, see the security bulletin for October 16, 2019.

October 11, 2019

1.14.6-gke.1 is now available in the Regular release channel.

September 16, 2019

1.14.3-gke.11

This version was generally available on September 5, 2019 and is now available in the Regular release channel.