Platform9 Managed Kubernetes Freedom Release Notes - Platform9

Platform9 Managed Kubernetes Freedom Release Notes

Below are the weekly updates for new features, kubernetes upgrades and bug fixes for the Platform9 Managed Kubernetes Freedom Platform.

What’s Changed 2020-09-23 Platform9 Managed Kubernetes 4.5

The past few weeks we have been wrapping up Platform9 4.5 and held the Freedom platform on the latest 4.4 release. This week we are pleased to announce the release of Platform9 Managed Kubernetes version 4.5. This release was focused on fixing bugs and adding some additional screens to our built in monitoring. The full list of changes are below.

Cluster Upgrades

A notification will now appear when a cluster can be upgraded.

Monitoring Enhancements

We added a Rule Details popup. On the Rules Dashboard under Monitoring click on any Rule to view its configuration. We added the ability to view active alarm details. When viewing the Monitoring Dashboard click on any alarm to view its details. We have added a new dashboard to Monitoring that enables you to view the built in Prometheus Rules.

CSI Drivers

Platform9 can now detect and display Cluster CSI details, CSI Driver details can now be viewed on the Cluster Details dashboard. We added an API for querying cluster CSI driver details.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

For the latest Kubernetes support matrix please visit Kubernetes Support Matrix Latest

What’s Changed 2020-08-19

Minor UI updates and getting ready for Platform9 4.5, coming soon!

What’s Changed 2020-08-12

We pushed out Kubernetes 1.17.9 and made some minor changes to our SaaS Management Plane

What’s Changed 2020-08-5

This week we took a break.

What’s Changed 2020-07-29

This week we took a break.

What’s Changed 2020-07-22 Platform9 Managed Kubernetes 4.4

Added Support for Kubernetes Version 1.17.x

Platform9 now supports Kubernetes version 1.17.x. Platform9 now supports Kubernetes 1.17 Users should be aware of APIs that have moved from Beta and Extension to finalized v1 APIs. Users will need to make sure they upgrade their K8s resource objects prior to upgrading. See the Kubernetes documentation for a list of deprecated APIs

Create Cluster Wizards

We simplified the cluster setup wizards for AWS, Azure and BareOS by exposing the allow privileged containers and allow workloads on masters into their own dialog.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

What’s Changed 2020-07-15

New updates to show Ubuntu and CentOS support in the UI and fixes in the backend.

What’s Changed 2020-07-08

We implemented some backend and SaaS Management Plane bug fixes.

What’s Changed 2020-07-01

We have made some small UI changes.

What’s Changed 2020-06-24

We have updated Kubernetes from 1.16.8 to 1.16.10

What’s Changed 2020-06-17

We made some tweaks to our control plane.

What’s Changed 2020-06-10 Platform9 Managed Kubernetes 4.3

This week we have released version 4.3 of Platform9 Managed Kubernetes, the release includes:

Platform9 CLI Support for Ubuntu 18.04 and CentOS 7.6/7.7/7.8

Users may now use the Platform9 CLI to create BareOS clusters on supported Ubuntu and CentOS operating systems.

Support for Kubernetes Version 1.16.x

Platform9 now supports Kubernetes version 1.16.x. Users should be aware of APIs that have moved from Beta and Extension to finalized v1 APIs. Users will need to make sure they upgrade their K8s resource objects prior to upgrading.

See the Kubernetes documentation for a list of deprecated APIs To avoid breaking changes review this document from Kubernetes

Calico CNI - Enhanced Cluster Configuration

We have added the ability to configure Calico CNI NAT, IPinIP and Block size settings during cluster creation for BareOS and AWS Clusters.

Docker Live-Restore

Added Docker Live-Restore support. Live-Restore is now enabled by default on all new clusters.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

Resolved Issues

We resolved an issue causing users running Calico CNI in AWS to manually update Calico to enable IPinIP Encapsulation.

What’s Changed 2020-06-03

We resolved an upstream issue with Docker version 19.03.9. The upstream issue (https://github.com/docker/cli/issues/2533), was impacting any newly-provisioned hosts (autoscaled or manually added) to an existing or creation of a new cluster, the node(s). The fix has been released by Docker in package version v19.03.10. Docker-ce-cli is no longer impacting the ability of PMK services to interact with Docker to orchestrate core components (etcd, apiserver, etc).

Our team has taken the appropriate measures to ensure that the Docker version remains static within a release as a new standard moving forward, inline with how we manage the Docker daemon.

No action is required on your part for any newly-created clusters or autoscaled nodes.

What’s Changed 2020-05-27

We solved some bugs in the control plane to help improve your experience.

What’s Changed 2020-05-20

The Platform9 Freedom plan and Growth plan now support Ubuntu 18.04 and CentOS 7.6/7.7/7.8

Platform9 CLI Support for Ubuntu 18.04 and CentOS 7.6/7.7/7.8

Users may now use the Platform9 CLI to create BareOS clusters on supported Ubuntu and CentOS operating systems.

What’s Changed 2020-05-13

Final tweaks before we release Platform9 Managed Kubernetes 4.3. We closed a few bugs.

What’s Changed 2020-05-06

We are getting ready for the release of Platform9 Managed Kubernetes 4.3, this week we closed a few bugs, but lot’s more is coming soon in our 4.3 release.

Known Issues

When using Calico CNI in AWS users must manually update Calico to enable IP in IP Encapsulation to ensure Pod to Pod communication across AZs.

What’s Changed 2020-04-29

It’s all behind the scenes work this week, we are always looking to improve performance and squash bugs.

Known Issues

When using Calico CNI in AWS users must manually update Calico to enable IP in IP Encapsulation to ensure Pod to Pod communication across AZs.

What’s Changed 2020-04-22

This week we made some tweaks to the UI we hope you like them.

Known Issues

When using Calico CNI in AWS users must manually update Calico to enable IP in IP Encapsulation to ensure Pod to Pod communication across AZs.

What’s Changed 2020-04-15

We fixed a bug blocking some Azure Instances from connecting to Platform9.

Known Issues

When using Calico CNI in AWS users must manually update Calico to enable IP in IP Encapsulation to ensure Pod to Pod communication across AZs.

What’s Changed 2020-04-08

We made some changes to help improve performance and closed some bugs.

Known Issues

When using Calico CNI in AWS users must manually update Calico to enable IP in IP Encapsulation to ensure Pod to Pod communication across AZs.

What’s Changed 2020-04-01

This week we focused on removing some backend bugs.

Known Issues

When using Calico CNI in AWS users must manually update Calico to enable IP in IP Encapsulation to ensure Pod to Pod communication across AZs.

What’s Changed 2020-03-25

This week we focused on bug fixes, we set the minimum RPO for Etcd backups to 5 minutes.

Known Issues

When using Calico CNI in AWS users must manually update Calico to enable IP in IP Encapsulation to ensure Pod to Pod communication across AZs.

What’s Changed 2020-03-16 Platform9 Managed Kubernetes 4.2

This week we launched version 4.2 of Platform9 Managed Kubernetes Enterprise, the release includes:

New getting started wizard

First time users without any clusters will see a getting started checklist to help get some clusters up and running.

New Kubernetes multi-cluster dashboard

To help manage multiple Kubernetes clusters we have redesigned our dashboard to provide instant insights into health and availability

New Monitoring Capabilities

We have launched an Early Access release of our Monitoring capabilities. Now you can deploy Prometheus, Alertmanager and Grafana with every cluster.

RBAC Updates

We have made some changes to help make RBAC easier.

Added Support for Kubernetes Versions Version 1.15.x

Platform9 now supports Kubernetes 1.15.x. Upgrades and new deployments will deploy Kubernetes version 1.15

Ubuntu 18.04 Support for AWS and Azure - Coming soon to the BareOS CLI

Platform9 now supports running Kubernetes nodes on Ubuntu 18.04 for public clouds. Support for the BareOS CLI is coming soon.

Early Access - API for Calico BGP Configuration

Platform9 has added a Calico API endpoint which is in our Early Access Program. The Calico API has been built to enable BGP support within Kubernetes Clusters. Features in Early Access are not supported in production environments.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

Known Issues

When using Calico CNI in AWS users must manually update Calico to enable IP in IP Encapsulation to ensure Pod to Pod communication across AZs.

What’s Changed 2020-03-11

We made some changes to the onboarding wizard for BareOS Clusters.

What’s Changed 2020-02-28 - Platform9 Managed Kubernetes 4.1

This week we launched version 4.1 of Platform9 Managed Kubernetes Enterprise, the release includes:

Brand new Platform9 CLI

To make building kubernetes clusters on BareOS, that’s any type of VM or physical server, we have built a command line tool that can build clusters, attach nodes and help automate large scale deployments.

Added Support for Kubernetes Versions Version 1.14.x

Platform9 now supports Kubernetes 1.14.x. Upgrades and new deployments will deploy Kubernetes version 1.14.8

Docker Upgraded to Version 18.09.9 and RUNC to 1.2.11

To address CVEs Docker and RUNC have been upgraded.

Added Support for Native ETCD Backup

Platform9 will now backup ETCD. This can be enabled during cluster creation by specifying the backup directory and backup interval.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

This release includes multiple bug fixes and improvements. Here are a few significant ones.


September 23, 2020


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