Kommander 2.1.3 Release Notes

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D2iQ® Kommander® version 2.1.3 was released on August, 31 2022.

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Release summary

This release provides new features and enhancements to improve the user experience, fix reported issues, integrate changes from previous releases, and maintain compatibility and support for other packages used in Kommander.

Fixes and Improvements

Upgrade Konvoy 1.8 with Multiple Availability Zones (Incident 9448)

With this patch release, multiple Availability Zones are now supported when upgrading from Konvoy v1.8.

DKP custom credentials plugin restored (COPS-7343)

The mesosphere/dex-k8s-authenticator Docker container now includes the appropriate binaries that allow users to download the referenced konvoy-async-plugin after configuring a cluster using an external IDP for authentication.

Component updates

The following services and service components are upgraded to the listed version:

  • centralized-grafana: 18.1.3
  • centralized-kubecost: 0.20.0
  • cert-manager: 0.2.7
  • dex: 2.9.10
  • external-dns: 2.20.5
  • fluent-bit: 0.16.2
  • gatekeeper: 0.6.9
  • grafana-logging: 6.16.14
  • grafana-loki: 0.33.1
  • istio: 1.9.2
  • jaeger: 2.21.0
  • karma: 2.0.0
  • kiali: 1.29.1
  • knative: 0.3.9
  • kube-oidc-proxy: 0.2.5
  • kube-prometheus-stack: 18.1.3
  • kubecost: 0.20.0
  • kubefed: 0.9.0
  • kubernetes-dashboard: 5.0.2
  • kubetunnel: 0.0.8
  • logging-operator: 3.15.0
  • metallb: 0.12.2
  • minio-operator: 4.1.7
  • nfs-server-provisioner: 0.6.0
  • nvidia: 0.4.3
  • project-grafana-logging: 6.16.14
  • project-grafana-loki: 0.33.1
  • project-logging: 1.0.0
  • prometheus-adapter: 2.11.1
  • reloader: 0.0.99
  • thanos: 0.4.5
  • traefik: 10.3.0
  • traefik-forward-auth: 0.3.2
  • velero: 3.1.5

Known Issues

The following items are known issues with this release.

cert-manager expiration workaround

Due to an oversight, some Kommander versions do not properly handle certificate renewal for the Cluster CA and certificates that are created for Kommander applications. The cert-manager component renews all certificates 60 days after you install Kommander on your cluster. When this occurs, some Kommander applications and pods fail to receive the renewed certificate information, causing them to stop working upon expiration. This occurs 60-90 days after Kommander was installed, which normally would coincide with the date you created the cluster. While the effects can vary, the most common failure is the inability to log in to the UI due to an expired certificate in the dex-k8s-authenticator pod. You may also see issues with flux no longer being able to access the internal gitea repository.

A permanent fix for the issue requires upgrading to Kommander 2.2.1 or higher. In the meantime, a docker container is available that contains a script that extends the validity of the Cluster CA to 10 years, fixes the certificate reload issue, and restarts the affected pods once the new certificates are issued.

The Docker container can be applied to the management cluster in any environment (networked, air-gapped, on-prem, etc.) and remediates the issue regardless of your CA issuer type (SelfSigned for air-gapped environments, ACME, or your own certificate issuer configured separately for your institution).

If there are any workload clusters attached to the management cluster, they will also be remediated.

Note that this container does not affect or change in any way certificates associated with a custom domain you may have created for the cluster.

To fix the issue on an impacted cluster, run this command:

IMPORTANT: Before running this command, you must replace <path/to/my_kubeconfig> with an absolute path of the location that contains the kubeconfig for the cluster you wish to update. It will not work properly with a relative file path. For example, use /home/example/my-kubeconfig.yaml, or `pwd`/my-kubeconfig.yaml.

docker run -v <path/to/my_kubeconfig>:/kubeconfig -e KUBECONFIG=/kubeconfig mesosphere/rotate-certificate-hotfix:2.1.1

Kommander Cluster with custom SSL certificate

After attaching a cluster, the management cluster should deploy apps to managed clusters. If the management cluster was initialized using a custom SSL certificate, the managed cluster will fail cloning the manager’s service repository. Check the status of the federated git repository resource to see the error:

kubectl get gitrepo -n kommander-flux management --kubeconfig MANAGED-KUBECONFIG
unable to clone 'https://MANAGER_INGRESS_ADDRESS/dkp/kommander/git/kommander/kommander': Get "https://MANAGER_INGRESS_ADDRESS/dkp/kommander/git/kommander/kommander/info/refs?service=git-upload-pack": x509: certificate signed by unknown authority

The deployment fails, because the managed cluster uses the wrong CA certificate to verify access to the management cluster’s git repository. Solve this issue by patching the gitserver-ca secret within the kommander-flux namespace on the managed cluster with the CA certificate stored in the kommander-traefik-certificate secret within the kommander namespace on the management cluster.

kubectl --kubeconfig=MANAGED_KUBECONFIG patch secret -n kommander-flux gitserver-ca -p '{"data":{"caFile":"'$(kubectl --kubeconfig=MANAGER_KUBECONFIG get secret -n kommander kommander-traefik-certificate -o go-template='{{index .data "ca.crt"}}')'"}}'

You may need to trigger a reconciliation of the flux controller on the managed cluster if you do not want to wait for its regular interval to occur. Use the CLI utility:

flux reconcile -n kommander-flux source git management --kubeconfig MANAGED_KUBECONFIG
► annotating GitRepository management in kommander-flux namespace
✔ GitRepository annotated
◎ waiting for GitRepository reconciliation
✔ fetched revision main/GIT_HASH

Updating override upon major version upgrade to ensure Gitea functionality

When running the kommander migrate -y function is complete, you will have to edit a Traefik Middleware object in order for Gitea to correctly perform.

To do this, edit the ConfigMap that contains the Middleware object:

kubectl edit configmap traefik-10.3.0-migration-overrides -nkommander

Search for the yaml snippet that contains the Middleware with the name stripprefixes. This will look something like this:

              apiVersion: traefik.containo.us/v1alpha1
              kind: Middleware
                name: stripprefixes
                    - /dkp/alertmanager
                    - /dkp/api-server
                    - /dkp/kommander/dashboard
                    - /dkp/kommander/gitserver

You will then need to add /dkp/kommander/git to the spec.stripPrefix.prefixes list:

              apiVersion: traefik.containo.us/v1alpha1
              kind: Middleware
                name: stripprefixes
                    - /dkp/alertmanager
                    - /dkp/api-server
                    - /dkp/kommander/dashboard
                    - /dkp/kommander/gitserver
                    - /dkp/kommander/git

Then, save this file.

Additional resources

For more information about working with native Kubernetes, see the Kubernetes documentation.

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