github kubernetes/kops v1.16.4

This version contains a critical update to etcd-manager: 1 year after creation (or first adopting etcd-manager), clusters will stop responding due to expiration of a TLS certificate. Upgrading kops to 1.16.2 (or the latest versions of the 1.16, 1.17 or 1.18 series) and running kops update followed by a kops rolling-update will fix the issue. Please see the advisory for the full details.

kops 1.16.4 is a patch release in the kops 1.16 series, supporting kubernetes version 1.16.x and earlier.

Please see the release notes for the full list of changes.

Breaking changes

  • Please see the notes in the 1.15 release about the apiGroup changing from kops

  • A controller is now used to apply labels to nodes. If you are not using AWS,
    GCE or OpenStack your (non-master) nodes may not have labels applied

Significant changes

  • If upgrading from 1.11 or earlier, please see the notes in previous releases
    about upgrading through kubernetes 1.12, with the etcd3 upgrade.

  • A new component runs on the master nodes now: kops-controller.
    kops-controller currently labels nodes, but will likely perform additional
    functionality in future releases.

Required Actions

  • If either a Kops 1.16 alpha release or a custom Kops build was used on a cluster,
    a kops-controller Deployment may have been created that should get deleted.
    Run kubectl -n kube-system delete deployment kops-controller after upgrading to Kops 1.16.0-beta.1 or later.

  • Kubernetes 1.9 users will need to enable the PodPriority feature gate. This is required for newer versions of Kops.

To enable the Pod priority feature, follow these steps:

  kops edit cluster
  # Add the following section
        PodPriority: "true"


  • Support for Kubernetes releases prior to 1.9 is deprecated and will be removed in kops 1.18.

  • The kops/v1alpha1 API is deprecated and will be removed in kops 1.18. Users of kops replace will need to supply v1alpha2 resources.

Changes from 1.16.3 to 1.16.4

Please see the release notes for the full list of changes.

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