Posted On: Nov 15, 2022

Kubernetes is rapidly evolving, with frequent feature releases and bug fixes. You can now use Amazon EKS and Amazon EKS Distro to run Kubernetes version 1.24.

Notable changes in Kubernetes version 1.24 include containerd replacing Docksershim as the container runtime, a change to beta API behavior, and topology aware hints for efficient traffic routing being enabled by default. Additionally, you should note that PodSecurityPolicy (PSP) is scheduled for removal in Kubernetes 1.25. For detailed information on these changes, see the EKS blog post and the Kubernetes project release notes.

You can learn more about the Kubernetes versions available on Amazon EKS and instructions to update your cluster to version 1.24 by visiting EKS documentation. Amazon EKS Distro builds of Kubernetes 1.24 are available through ECR Public Gallery and GitHub. Learn more about the EKS version lifecycle policies here.