Kubernetes Changelog

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 and integrate natively with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and block storage volumes.

We offer the latest version of Kubernetes and earlier patch levels of the latest minor version.

This page lists notable changes for each available version below, as well as archives of changes for unavailable versions.


1.16.6-do.0 (2020-02-06)

  • Upgrades to system components:
    • Updated to Kubernetes 1.16.6
    • Updated to DO CCM v0.1.23
      • Added service.beta.kubernetes.io/do-loadbalancer-healthcheck-port annotation to customize DO LB health-check port
      • Fixed bug for maintaining default protocol when secure protocol override is applied

1.16.2-do.3 (2020-01-22)

1.16.2-do.2 (2020-01-10)

  • Fix a regression in 1.16.x versions that could result in a worker node initializing with incorrect cluster networking configuration.

1.16.2-do.1 (2019-12-09)

1.16.2-do.0 (2019-11-05)

  • First 1.16.x release
  • Upgrades to system components:
  • Disabled Istio sidecar injection for kube-system namespace


Version 1.15.x releases


Version 1.14.x releases

Unavailable Versions

These versions are no longer available for creation.


Version 1.13.x releases


Version 1.12.x releases


Version 1.11.x releases