Kubernetes v1.14 Released

Kubernetes 1.14 brings production-level support for Windows Nodes, Kubectl Updates and Persistent Local Volumes GA.

Recently, Kubernetes v1.14 was released. The major focus of the release is improved extensibility and support for more workloads. Version 1.14 comes with more than 30 enhancements, with a record 10 features shifting from beta to stable.
With Kubernetes v1.14,  support for Windows nodes, as well as Windows containers, is graduating to stable status. Support has been added for Group Managed Service Accounts (GMSA) for Windows containers in Kubernetes.
Enterprises, which have invested in Windows-based applications and Linux-based applications, don’t require separate orchestrators to handle their workloads, leading to extended operational efficiencies across their deployments, regardless of operating system.
Here is a list of key new features in this release:
  • Windows Nodes support is Graduating to Stable status (#116 )
  • Updated Plugin Mechanism for kubectl is now available in Stable status (#579)
  • Durable Local Storage Management is now Generally Available (#121)
  • Pid Limiting is also Graduating to Beta status (#757)
  • Pod Priority & Preemption (#564)
  • Pod Ready++ (#580)
  • Kubeadm: To allow you automate certificate copy between control planes in HA setups
  • Kubeadm: To enalble you to expose the kubeadm join workflow as phases
The team also pointed out two known issues:
  • Coredns/coredns#2629 in CoreDNS 1.3.1 - if the Kubernetes API shuts down while CoreDNS is connected, CoreDNS will crash. The issue is fixed in CoreDNS 1.4.0 in coredns/coredns #2529.
  • Kubelet often fail to restart, when an existing flexvolume mounted pvc contains a large number of directories, or is full. #75019
Also, the documentation for kubectl has been rewritten, from the ground up. You can visit it at kubectl.docs.kubernetes.io. It is written as a series of chapters, which takes you through everything you can do with kubectl.
To learn more visit the official announcement here.

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