MicroK8s v1.29 released!

MicroK8s is a Kubernetes cluster delivered as a single snap package - it can be installed on any Linux distribution which supports snaps, as well as macOS and Windows. With a quick install, easy upgrades and great security, MicroK8s is perfect for micro clouds and edge computing. Try it on your laptop!

snap install microk8s --classic --channel=1.29/stable

Featured in this release

“Quality of life” improvements

A lot of effort has gone into the datastore, DQlite. In this release we introduced the following improvements:

  • DQlite node role reassignment in case of failure domain availability changes
  • Optional admission control to ensure performance
  • Handling the out-of-disk-space cases
  • Performance improvements related to static linking of DQlite and SQL query preparation

New addons by our partners and community members

  • Falco: the cloud-native security tool that employs custom rules on kernel events to provide real-time alerts
  • CloudNative PG Operator: Leveraging cloud native Postgres for Kubernetes adds speed, efficiency and protection for your infrastructure modernization
  • ngrok: Ingress Controller instantly adds connectivity, load balancing, authentication, and observability to your services

Detail list of updates since last release

  • Kubernetes core services
    • Kubernetes 1.29
  • Usability Improvements
    • Improved messaging in joining nodes
    • Fix the default IP shown in ‘microk8s add-node’ output when using FRR (thanks @nihr23)
    • Improve connectivity check in installers, thank you @smithyuk
    • Handle out of low disk capacity on dqlite nodes
    • Admission control to protect from dqlite performance degradation
    • Failure domain control plain datastore rebalance
    • Memory argument warning in installer, thank you @eddiesimeon
  • Addon updates
    • New addon: nvidia, allows for enabling the gpu and network operators
    • New addon: Falco v3.7.1, thank you @jasonumiker
    • New addon: CloudNativePG, thank you @sxd
    • New addon: ngrok, thank you @russorat
    • Added default-class option to hostpath-storage, thank you @overtfuture
    • Upgraded sosivio to v1.7.1, thank you @DanArlowski
    • Upgrade linkerd to v2.14.3, thank you @balchua
    • Upgraded KWasm operator to version v0.3.0, thank you @0xE282B0
    • Upgrade keda to v2.12.0, thank you @balchua
    • Upgraded hostpath-storage to v1.5.0
    • Upgraded MICROCKS to v1.8.0, thank you @yada
    • hostpath-storage option not to be set as the default storage class, courtesy of @overtfuture
    • Removed ondat addon from the community repository

Users following the latest stable MicroK8s track will be automatically upgraded to v1.29 in the next few days. Those who want to upgrade their existing clusters can follow the instructions in our docs. Remember, to call sudo microk8s addons repo update <repo_name> on the addon repositories you would like to fetch updates for.

For more information on MicroK8s consult the official docs, and to contribute to the project, check out the repo at https://github.com/canonical/microk8s, or chat with us on the Kubernetes Slack, in the microk8s channel!