Amazon EKS and Amazon EKS Distro now support Kubernetes version 1.30

Posted on: May 24, 2024

Kubernetes version 1.30 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 1.30. Starting today, you can create new EKS clusters using v1.30 and upgrade your existing clusters to v1.30 using the Amazon EKS console, the eksctl command line interface, or through an infrastructure-as-code tool.

Kubernetes version 1.30 includes stable support for pod scheduling readiness and minimum domains parameter for PodTopologySpread constraints. As a reminder, starting with Kubernetes version 1.30 or newer, any newly created managed node groups will automatically default to using AL2023 as the node operating system. For detailed information on major changes in Kubernetes version 1.30, see the Kubernetes project release notes.

Kubernetes v1.30 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 1.30 by visiting Amazon EKS documentation. Amazon EKS Distro builds of Kubernetes v1.30 are available through ECR Public Gallery and GitHub. Learn more about the Amazon EKS version lifecycle policies in the documentation.