DigitalOcean Kubernetes (DOKS) is a managed Kubernetes service that lets you deploy Kubernetes clusters without the complexities of handling the control plane and containerized infrastructure. Clusters are compatible with standard Kubernetes toolchains, integrate natively with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and volumes, and can be managed programmatically using the API and command line. For critical workloads, add the high-availability control plane to increase uptime with 99.95% SLA.

Important Upgrade Notes For Volume Snapshot Users

Starting with DigitalOcean Kubernetes 1.18, alpha versions of volume snapshots are no longer supported. If existing volume snapshots meet the upgrade requirements, they will be converted automatically to the beta version of a volume snapshot when upgrading a cluster to 1.18.

Alpha versions of volume snapshots can continue to be used with versions prior to 1.18.

Consult the volume snapshots migration notes before upgrading.

  • First 1.18.x release
  • Upgrades to system components:
  • Added support for migrating load balancers across clusters (see the guide for details)
    • Updated to DO CSI v2.0.0
      • Removed support for alpha snapshots
      • Added support for beta snapshots (consult the volume snapshot migration notes for details)
    • Updated to DOKS Cluster Autoscaler 1.18.3-do.0
    • Exposed kube-proxy Prometheus metrics endpoint on :10249/metrics