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Upgrading Instruction


Karmada uses the semver versioning and each version in the format of vMAJOR.MINOR.PATCH:

  • The PATCH release does not introduce breaking changes.
  • The MINOR release might introduce minor breaking changes with a workaround.
  • The Major release might introduce backward-incompatible behavior changes.

Regular Upgrading Process

Upgrading APIs

For releases that introduce API changes, the Karmada API(CRD) that Karmada components rely on must upgrade to keep consistent.

Karmada CRD is composed of two parts:

  • bases: The CRD definition generated via API structs.
  • patches: conversion settings for the CRD.

In order to support multiple versions of custom resources, the patches should be injected into bases. To achieve this we introduced a kustomization.yaml configuration then use kubectl kustomize to build the final CRD.

The bases,patchesand kustomization.yaml now located at charts/_crds directory of the repo.

Manual Upgrade API

Step 1: Get the Webhook CA certificate

The CA certificate will be injected into patches before building the final CRD. We can retrieve it from the MutatingWebhookConfiguration or ValidatingWebhookConfiguration configurations, e.g:

kubectl get mutating-config

Copy the ca_string from the yaml path[x].clientConfig.caBundle, then replace the {{caBundle}} from the yaml files in patches. e.g:

sed -i'' -e "s/{{caBundle}}/${ca_string}/g" ./"charts/karmada/_crds/patches/webhook_in_resourcebindings.yaml"
sed -i'' -e "s/{{caBundle}}/${ca_string}/g" ./"charts/karmada/_crds/patches/webhook_in_clusterresourcebindings.yaml"

Step2: Build final CRD

Generate the final CRD by kubectl kustomize command, e.g:

kubectl kustomize ./charts/karmada/_crds 

Or, you can apply to karmada-apiserver by:

kubectl kustomize ./charts/karmada/_crds | kubectl apply -f -

Upgrading Components

Components upgrading is composed of image version update and possible command args changes.

For the argument changes please refer to Details Upgrading Instruction below.

Details Upgrading Instruction

The following instructions are for minor version upgrades. Cross-version upgrades are not recommended. And it is recommended to use the latest patch version when upgrading, for example, if you are upgrading from v1.1.x to v1.2.x and the available patch versions are v1.2.0, v1.2.1 and v1.2.2, then select v1.2.2.

v0.8 to v0.9

v0.9 to v0.10

v0.10 to v1.0

v1.0 to v1.1

v1.1 to v1.2

v1.2 to v1.3

v1.3 to v1.4

v1.4 to v1.5

v1.5 to v1.6

v1.6 to v1.7

v1.7 to v1.8

v1.8 to v1.9

v1.9 to v1.10