RKE - v1.5.0

Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE) is a CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution that runs entirely within Docker containers. It works on bare-metal and virtualized servers. With RKE, the installation and operation of Kubernetes are both simplified and easily automated, and they are entirely independent of the operating system and platform you're running.


  • Added support for v1.27.6-rancher1-1.
  • Introduced support for external-aws.
  • In Kubernetes 1.27 and later, you must use an out-of-tree AWS cloud provider. See documentation on how to set up external-aws.
  • All existing clusters must migrate prior to upgrading to v1.27 in order to stay functional. See documentation on how to migrate to external-aws on Kubernetes 1.26 and earlier.
  • Note that there is a known issue with external-aws where RKE fails to find the node if both hostname-override and internal-address are empty. For more information, see https://github.com/rancher/rke/issues/3445

Other changes

  • [release/v1.5] Add env var to enable dual-stack in cri-dockerd by @superseb in https://github.com/rancher/rke/pull/3370
  • [release/v1.5] Security bumps by @macedogm in https://github.com/rancher/rke/pull/3339
  • Add warning log about weave deprecation by @manuelbuil in https://github.com/rancher/rke/pull/3337
  • Fix "unknown revision v0.0.0" error caused by the k8s.io/kubernetes module by @jiaqiluo in https://github.com/rancher/rke/pull/3387
  • changed etcd restore image to rke-tools for etcd >=3.5.7 by @vardhaman22 in https://github.com/rancher/rke/pull/3390

Kubernetes Versions

Each version of RKE has a specific list of supported Kubernetes versions. If you want to use a different version than listed below, you will need to update Kubernetes using the system images option in your cluster.yml.

| Kubernetes version |
| --------------------- |
| v1.27.6-rancher1-1 (Default) |
| v1.26.9-rancher1-1 |
| v1.25.14-rancher1-1 |

| Experimental Kubernetes version |
| --------------------- |
| N/A |

New Contributors

  • @pjbgf made their first contribution in https://github.com/rancher/rke/pull/3410

Full Changelog: https://github.com/rancher/rke/compare/v1.4.11...v1.5.0


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