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The iMKE-dasboard will be renamed to GKS-dashboard, as the new name reflects the affiliation to German Edge Cloud better than the before. With this the domain changes as well. The service will now be reachable via the new URL …, beginning 1st July 2022.

Supported Kubernetes versions

With the current release, we support the following Kubernetes versions:

  • 1.21.8
  • 1.22.5
  • 1.23.6

End of Life announcements

We will end the support of Kubernetes version 1.21 on the 28th June 2022.

Please make sure to upgrade all existing clusters running 1.21 at least to 1.22 before that date.

New features

This is a technical release without any new features.


  • For user clusters that use etcd 3.5 (Kubernetes 1.22 clusters), etcd corruption checks are turned on to detect etcd data consistency issues. Checks run at etcd startup and every 4 hours (#13766)

Upgrade notes for Kubernetes 1.23

If you are planning to upgrade to Kubernetes 1.23, please have a look at the What’s new section of the official Kubernetes v1.23 release notes and make sure you familiarise yourself with the upcoming changes.

For an overview of the changes, please refer to the Changes by Kind section of the Changelog.