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DKP 2.5.0 Supported Kubernetes Versions

Deploying Cluster Versions

In DKP 2.5, the Kubernetes version installed by default is 1.25.4. The newest and oldest Kubernetes versions used with DKP must be within one minor version.

  • latest supported Kubernetes version is at 1.25.4 for deploying clusters for all providers except EKS.

  • Kubernetes versions are supported at 1.24.x for deploying clusters in EKS

Kubernetes 1.25.4, enables you to benefit from the latest features and security fixes in upstream Kubernetes. This release comes with approximately 40 enhancements that you can benefit from like pod security admission, cgroups V2, among others. To read more about major features in this release, visit

Attaching Clusters Versions

DKP 2.5.0 supports attaching clusters with the following Kubernetes versions:


Compatible Kubernetes Versions







Attaching Kubernetes clusters with versions greater than n-1 is not recommended.

When attempting to attach a cluster with a lower Kubernetes version than the DKP default, you need to build and use an AMI, vSphere template, etc with that lower version of Kubernetes. See Konvoy Image Builder for documentation on building images. Failure to do this could result in an error.

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