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Performing a Rollback on a DaemonSet

This page shows how to perform a rollback on a DaemonSet.

Before you begin

Performing a Rollback on a DaemonSet

Step 1: Find the DaemonSet revision you want to roll back to

You can skip this step if you just want to roll back to the last revision.

List all revisions of a DaemonSet:

kubectl rollout history daemonset <daemonset-name>

This returns a list of DaemonSet revisions:

daemonsets "<daemonset-name>"
REVISION        CHANGE-CAUSE
1               ...
2               ...
...

To see the details of a specific revision:

kubectl rollout history daemonset <daemonset-name> --revision=1

This returns the details of that revision:

daemonsets "<daemonset-name>" with revision #1
Pod Template:
Labels:       foo=bar
Containers:
app:
 Image:       ...
 Port:        ...
 Environment: ...
 Mounts:      ...
Volumes:       ...

Step 2: Roll back to a specific revision

# Specify the revision number you get from Step 1 in --to-revision
kubectl rollout undo daemonset <daemonset-name> --to-revision=<revision>

If it succeeds, the command returns:

daemonset "<daemonset-name>" rolled back

If --to-revision flag is not specified, the last revision will be picked.

Step 3: Watch the progress of the DaemonSet rollback

kubectl rollout undo daemonset tells the server to start rolling back the DaemonSet. The real rollback is done asynchronously on the server side.

To watch the progress of the rollback:

kubectl rollout status ds/<daemonset-name> 

When the rollback is complete, the output is similar to this:

daemonset "<daemonset-name>" successfully rolled out

Understanding DaemonSet Revisions

In the previous kubectl rollout history step, you got a list of DaemonSet revisions. Each revision is stored in a resource named ControllerRevision. ControllerRevision is a resource only available in Kubernetes release 1.7 or later.

To see what is stored in each revision, find the DaemonSet revision raw resources:

kubectl get controllerrevision -l <daemonset-selector-key>=<daemonset-selector-value>

This returns a list of ControllerRevisions:

NAME                               CONTROLLER                     REVISION   AGE
<daemonset-name>-<revision-hash>   DaemonSet/<daemonset-name>     1          1h
<daemonset-name>-<revision-hash>   DaemonSet/<daemonset-name>     2          1h

Each ControllerRevision stores the annotations and template of a DaemonSet revision.

kubectl rollout undo takes a specific ControllerRevision and replaces DaemonSet template with the template stored in the ControllerRevision. kubectl rollout undo is equivalent to updating DaemonSet template to a previous revision through other commands, such as kubectl edit or kubectl apply.

Note that DaemonSet revisions only roll forward. That is to say, after a rollback is complete, the revision number (.revision field) of the ControllerRevision being rolled back to will advance. For example, if you have revision 1 and 2 in the system, and roll back from revision 2 to revision 1, the ControllerRevision with .revision: 1 will become .revision: 3.

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