NOTE: Upgrading from the CLI only works for clusters created on WKS tracks (Footloose and SSH Nodes), to upgrade for EKS track log in as an admin to EKS and upgrade from the UI.
The version of Kubernetes used by
controlled by a value specified in the
config.yaml file deployed by
setup install command. For WKS tracks (wks-ssh, wks-footloose), the value is
Upgrades may only be done to the next minor version of Kubernetes or a larger micro version if using the same minor version. For example, if you're currently running Kubernetes version 1.16.11, you may only upgrade to a Kubernetes version 1.16.x where x > 11, or to version 1.17.x. If you wish to upgrade Kubernetes from version 1.16.x to 1.18.x, you must first upgrade to 1.17.x and from 1.17.x you may upgrade to 1.18.x.
To upgrade Kubernetes to a later version for Footloose and SSH Nodes clusters, simply update the
config.yaml file with the new version and run:
If you have a non-critical cluster with only two control plane nodes, you can still upgrade by passing the
New versions of Kubernetes sometimes remove and replace apiVersions. For example, deployments in the Kubernetes 1.16 and later releases must use apps/v1 rather than the removed extention/v1beta1, apps/v1beta1, and apps/v1beta2 versions supported prior to 1.16.
If you have such an object that is subject to removal, you should update the manifest(s) for the application and replace the older versions with the currently accepted version. You will then need to redeploy the application using the updated manifest prior to upgrading. Failing to do so might cause existing applications to no longer work or to be removed from the cluster