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Enterprise: Upgrade Platform Applications on Managed and Attached Clusters

These pages refer to DKP Enterprise and DKP Gov Advanced products.

For the Management Cluster (and the kommander workspace namespace), dkp upgrade handles all Platform applications; no other steps are necessary. However, for managed or attached clusters, you MUST manually upgrade the Platform applications by upgrading the workspace.

If you are upgrading your Platform applications as part of the DKP upgrade, upgrade your Platform applications on any additional Workspaces before proceeding with the Konvoy upgrade. Some applications in the previous release are not compatible with the Kubernetes version of this release, and upgrading Kubernetes is part of the DKP Konvoy upgrade process.


Before you begin, you must:

  • Set the WORKSPACE_NAMESPACE environment variable to the name of the workspace’s namespace where the cluster is attached:

    export WORKSPACE_NAMESPACE=<workspace_namespace>
  • Set the WORKSPACE_NAME environment variable to the name of the workspace where the cluster is attached:

    export WORKSPACE_NAME=<workspace_name>

Upgrade Platform Applications from the CLI

Execute the DKP Upgrade Command

Upgrade all Platform applications in a workspace and its projects to the same version as the platform applications running on the management cluster:

dkp upgrade workspace ${WORKSPACE_NAME}

An output similar to this appears:

✓ Ensuring HelmReleases are upgraded on clusters in namespace "${WORKSPACE_NAME}"


If the upgrade fails or times out, retry the command with higher verbosity to get more information on the upgrade process:

dkp upgrade workspace ${WORKSPACE_NAME} -v 4

If you find any HelmReleases in a “broken” release state, such as “exhausted” or “another rollback/release in progress”, you can trigger a reconciliation of the HelmRelease using the following commands:

kubectl -n ${WORKSPACE_NAMESPACE} patch helmrelease <HELMRELEASE_NAME> --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/suspend", "value": true}]'
kubectl -n 4{WORKSPACE_NAMESPACE} patch helmrelease <HELMRELEASE_NAME> --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/suspend", "value": false}]'

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Enterprise: Upgrade Workspace Catalog Applications

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