Posted On: Jul 13, 2020

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) now supports Kubernetes version 1.17.

Kubernetes is rapidly evolving, with frequent feature releases and bug fixes. Highlights of the Kubernetes 1.17 release include Cloud Provider Labels, ResourceQuotaScopeSelectors, TaintNodesByCondition, Finalizer protection, and CSI Topology graduating to generally available. Additionally, the Windows containers RunAsUsername feature is now in beta, allowing you to run Windows applications in a container as a different username than the default. Learn more about Kubernetes version 1.17 in the Kubernetes project release notes

Learn more about the Kubernetes versions available for production workloads on Amazon EKS and how to update your cluster to version 1.17 in the EKS documentation.

A note on region support:

Kubernetes version 1.17 is available today in all regions except for the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. Support for version 1.17 in these regions will be rolled out in a subsequent release.