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.

Deprecated APIs scheduled for removal in 1.25 are no longer served. Make sure to read the Urgent Upgrade Notes and adjust your manifests accordingly.

Note: If your cluster was originally created on 1.24 or older and had not been upgraded since December 2022, it may undergo a control plane migration.

  • First 1.25.x release
  • Updates to system components:
  • Changes to system components:
    • Added LBaaS HTTP/3 support in CCM
      • This enables HTTP/3 forwarding rule support for the Load Balancer