Posted On: Nov 12, 2020

Amazon VPC Container Networking Interface (CNI) Plugin version 1.7 is now the default for newly created Amazon EKS clusters.

Version 1.7 of the open source Amazon VPC CNI plugin includes support for pod security groups, and an update to automatically detect new IP address ranges added to existing VPCs without requiring a plugin restart. Additionally, v1.7 includes performance enhancements for iptables rules and controller upgrades, and a number of bug fixes that improve the overall reliability and performance of networking for Amazon EKS clusters. 

To learn more, see the Amazon VPC CNI v1.7 release notes. You can upgrade existing clusters to use version 1.7 by following the instructions in the Amazon EKS documentation.