github kubernetes/kops v1.19.0-alpha.1

(The kops 1.19 series has not been released yet; this is a pre-release).

kops 1.19.0-alpha.1 is the first alpha in the 1.19 series for kops.

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

Significant changes

  • On AWS kops now defaults to using launch templates instead of launch configurations.

  • Clusters using the Amazon VPC CNI provider now perform an ec2.DescribeInstanceTypes call at instance launch time. In large clusters or AWS accounts this may lead to API throttling which could delay node readiness. If this becomes a problem please open a GitHub issue.

  • Alpha support for Hashicorp Vault as store for secrets and keys. See the Vault state store docs.

  • New clusters running Cilium will have enabled BPF NodePort by default if kubernetes version is 1.12 or newer.

Breaking changes

  • Support for Kubernetes 1.9 and 1.10 has been removed.

  • Support for the Romana networking provider has been removed.

Required Actions


  • Support for Kubernetes versions 1.11 and 1.12 are deprecated and will be removed in kops 1.20.

Full change list since 1.18.0 release

v1.18.0-alpha.3 to v1.19.0-alpha.1

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

latest releases: v1.19.0-alpha.4, v1.18.1, v1.17.2...
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