D2iQ® Konvoy® version 2.0 was released on August 26, 2021.
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 Konvoy.
New features and capabilities
Pre-baked AMI (Amazon Machine Image)
Konvoy can now use pre-baked AMIs. AMI images contain configuration information and software to create a specific, pre-configured, operating environment.
Improved cluster autoscaling
Cluster Autoscaler automatically scales up your cluster as soon as you need it, and scales it back down to save you money when you don’t. In this release, the Cluster Autoscaler has been reimplemented, making it more responsive to scale up/down requests, as well as making adding/deleting nodes faster.
You can now create on-premises Konvoy clusters using a new
cluster-api-provider-preprovisioned pre-provisioned provider.
Support for Flatcar Container Linux
Konvoy now supports Flatcar Container Linux version 2905.2.1 and higher as a supported operating systems with the pre-provisioned provider.
Node pool management
Konvoy comes with new CLI commands to create, scale and delete node pools.
Kubernetes node feature discovery
All Konvoy clusters are now automatically deployed with Kubernetes Node Feature Discovery and NVIDIA GPU feature discovery. Konvoy automatically discovers and labels Kubernetes nodes with host level information that can be used for application scheduling decisions.
Automatic Kubernetes certificate renewal
You can now configure Konvoy to automatically renew Kubernetes cluster certificates.
The following components have been upgraded to the listed version:
- Kubernetes 1.21.3
- Calico 3.19
- AWS EBS CSI 1.1.0
- Cluster Autoscaler 1.21.0
For information about working with native Kubernetes, see the Kubernetes documentation.