Posted On: May 24, 2023

Kubernetes 1.27 introduced several new features and bug fixes, and AWS is excited to announce that you can now use Amazon EKS and Amazon EKS Distro to run Kubernetes version 1.27. Starting today, you can create new 1.27 clusters or upgrade your existing clusters to 1.27 using the Amazon EKS console, the eksctl command line interface, or through an infrastructure-as-code tool.

This release of Kubernetes 1.27 includes stable support for Seccomp Profile defaulting and scheduling improvements such ability to control when a pod is ready to be considered for scheduling using Pod Scheduling Readiness and allowing custom queue controllers to influence pod placement for suspended jobs. As a reminder, Kubernetes 1.27 will not be published on the old image registry, to use the latest Kubernetes images and patch releases, you will need to use image registry. For detailed information on major changes in Kubernetes 1.27, see the Amazon EKS blog post and the Kubernetes project release notes.

Kubernetes 1.27 support for Amazon EKS is available in all AWS Regions where Amazon EKS is available, including the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

You can learn more about the Kubernetes versions available on Amazon EKS and instructions to update your cluster to version 1.27 by visiting Amazon EKS documentation. Amazon EKS Distro builds of Kubernetes 1.27 are available through ECR Public Gallery and GitHub. Learn more about the Amazon EKS version lifecycle policies in the documentation.