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1.24 2 months ago
(03 May 2022)
Ends in 1 year and 2 months
(29 Sep 2023)
Ends in 1 year and 2 months
(29 Sep 2023)
1.24.2
1.23 6 months and 3 weeks ago
(07 Dec 2021)
Ends in 5 months and 4 weeks
(28 Dec 2022)
Ends in 8 months
(28 Feb 2023)
1.23.8
1.22 11 months ago
(04 Aug 2021)
Ends in 1 month and 3 weeks
(28 Aug 2022)
Ends in 3 months and 4 weeks
(28 Oct 2022)
1.22.11
1.21 1 year and 2 months ago
(08 Apr 2021)
Ended 2 months ago
(28 Apr 2022)
Ended 4 days ago
(28 Jun 2022)
1.21.14
1.20 1 year and 6 months ago
(08 Dec 2020)
Ended 6 months ago
(28 Dec 2021)
Ended 4 months ago
(28 Feb 2022)
1.20.15
1.19 1 year and 10 months ago
(26 Aug 2020)
Ended 10 months ago
(28 Aug 2021)
Ended 8 months ago
(28 Oct 2021)
1.19.16
1.18 2 years and 3 months ago
(25 Mar 2020)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(28 Apr 2021)
Ended 1 year ago
(18 Jun 2021)
1.18.20
1.17 2 years and 6 months ago
(07 Dec 2019)
No Ended 1 year and 6 months ago
(25 Dec 2020)
1.17.17
1.16 2 years and 9 months ago
(18 Sep 2019)
No Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(04 Aug 2020)
1.16.15

Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating computer application deployment, scaling, and management.

Kubernetes follows an N-2 support policy (meaning that the 3 most recent minor versions receive security and bug fixes) along with a 15-week release cycle. This results in a release being supported for 14 months (12 months of support and 2 months of upgrade period).

Applicable fixes, including security fixes, may be backported to those three release branches, depending on severity and feasibility. Patch releases are cut from those branches at a regular cadence, plus additional urgent releases, when required. The Release Managers group owns this decision. For more information, see the patch release page, which also lists expected release dates for future releases, along with exact EoL dates for all active branches.

Since Kubernetes has a client-server architecture, there is a supported version skew between the client/server, which also determines the supported component upgrade order.

More information is available on the Kubernetes website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
kubectl version

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub. This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/kubernetes.json. See the API Documentation for more.

Latest releases on this page are automatically updated