Upgrading Windows nodes
Kubernetes v1.18 [beta]
This page explains how to upgrade a Windows node created with kubeadm.
Before you begin
You need to have a Kubernetes cluster, and the kubectl command-line tool must be configured to communicate with your cluster. It is recommended to run this tutorial on a cluster with at least two nodes that are not acting as control plane hosts. If you do not already have a cluster, you can create one by using minikube or you can use one of these Kubernetes playgrounds:
- Familiarize yourself with the process for upgrading the rest of your kubeadm cluster. You will want to upgrade the control plane nodes before upgrading your Windows nodes.
Upgrading worker nodes
From the Windows node, upgrade kubeadm:
# replace v1.26.0 with your desired version curl.exe -Lo <path-to-kubeadm.exe> "https://dl.k8s.io/v1.26.0/bin/windows/amd64/kubeadm.exe"
Drain the node
From a machine with access to the Kubernetes API, prepare the node for maintenance by marking it unschedulable and evicting the workloads:
# replace <node-to-drain> with the name of your node you are draining kubectl drain <node-to-drain> --ignore-daemonsets
You should see output similar to this:
node/ip-172-31-85-18 cordoned node/ip-172-31-85-18 drained
Upgrade the kubelet configuration
From the Windows node, call the following command to sync new kubelet configuration:
kubeadm upgrade node
Upgrade kubelet and kube-proxy
From the Windows node, upgrade and restart the kubelet:
stop-service kubelet curl.exe -Lo <path-to-kubelet.exe> "https://dl.k8s.io/v1.26.0/bin/windows/amd64/kubelet.exe" restart-service kubelet
From the Windows node, upgrade and restart the kube-proxy.
stop-service kube-proxy curl.exe -Lo <path-to-kube-proxy.exe> "https://dl.k8s.io/v1.26.0/bin/windows/amd64/kube-proxy.exe" restart-service kube-proxy
Uncordon the node
From a machine with access to the Kubernetes API, bring the node back online by marking it schedulable:
# replace <node-to-drain> with the name of your node kubectl uncordon <node-to-drain>