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
1.29 4 months ago
(18 Mar 2024)
Ends in 6 months
(31 Jan 2025)
1.28 8 months ago
(07 Nov 2023)
Ends in 4 months and 2 weeks
(30 Nov 2024)
1.27 11 months ago
(16 Aug 2023)
Ends in 1 week and 5 days
(31 Jul 2024)
1.26 1 year and 3 months ago
(18 Apr 2023)
Ended 3 months and 1 week ago
(11 Apr 2024)
1.25 1 year and 7 months ago
(14 Dec 2022)
Ended 6 months ago
(14 Jan 2024)
1.24 1 year and 11 months ago
(17 Aug 2022)
Ended 11 months ago
(31 Jul 2023)
1.23 2 years and 2 months ago
(26 Apr 2022)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(02 Apr 2023)
1.22 2 years and 6 months ago
(10 Jan 2022)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(04 Dec 2022)
1.21 2 years and 11 months ago
(18 Aug 2021)
Ended 1 year and 11 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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