Azure Kubernetes Service

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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a managed service that you can use to run Kubernetes on Azure without needing to install, operate, and maintain your own Kubernetes control plane or nodes.

Release Released End of Support
1.28 3 weeks and 4 days ago
(07 Nov 2023)
Ends in 12 months
(30 Nov 2024)
1.27 3 months and 2 weeks ago
(16 Aug 2023)
Ends in 8 months
(31 Jul 2024)
1.26 7 months ago
(18 Apr 2023)
Ends in 4 months
(31 Mar 2024)
1.25 11 months ago
(14 Dec 2022)
Ends in 1 month and 1 week
(14 Jan 2024)
1.24 1 year and 3 months ago
(17 Aug 2022)
Ended 4 months ago
(31 Jul 2023)
1.23 1 year and 7 months ago
(26 Apr 2022)
Ended 8 months ago
(02 Apr 2023)
1.22 1 year and 10 months ago
(10 Jan 2022)
Ended 12 months ago
(04 Dec 2022)
1.21 2 years and 3 months ago
(18 Aug 2021)
Ended 1 year and 4 months ago
(31 Jul 2022)

AKS defines a generally available version as a version enabled in all SLO or SLA measurements and available in all regions. AKS supports three GA minor versions of Kubernetes:

  • The latest GA minor version released in AKS.
  • Two previous minor versions.

Each supported minor version also supports a maximum of two stable patches.

Long Term Support releases receive support and security updates for two years (instead of the usual one year). The first Long Term Support AKS release will be 1.27, to be released in May 2023.

Note that Calico isn’t supported in AKS 1.25 and above.

More information is available on the Azure Kubernetes Service website.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
az aks show --resource-group myResourceGroup --name myAKSCluster

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