Amazon EKS platform versions - Amazon EKS

Amazon EKS platform versions

Amazon EKS platform versions represent the capabilities of the Amazon EKS cluster control plane, such as which Kubernetes API server flags are enabled, as well as the current Kubernetes patch version. Each Kubernetes minor version has one or more associated Amazon EKS platform versions. The platform versions for different Kubernetes minor versions are independent. You can retrieve your cluster's current platform version using the AWS CLI or AWS Management Console. If you have a local cluster on AWS Outposts, see Amazon EKS local cluster platform versions instead of this topic.

When a new Kubernetes minor version is available in Amazon EKS, such as 1.29, the initial Amazon EKS platform version for that Kubernetes minor version starts at eks.1. However, Amazon EKS releases new platform versions periodically to enable new Kubernetes control plane settings and to provide security fixes.

When new Amazon EKS platform versions become available for a minor version:

  • The Amazon EKS platform version number is incremented (eks.n+1).

  • Amazon EKS automatically upgrades all existing clusters to the latest Amazon EKS platform version for their corresponding Kubernetes minor version. Automatic upgrades of existing Amazon EKS platform versions are rolled out incrementally. The roll-out process might take some time. If you need the latest Amazon EKS platform version features immediately, you should create a new Amazon EKS cluster.

    If your cluster is more than two platform versions behind the current platform version, then it's possible that Amazon EKS wasn't able to automatically update your cluster. For details of what may cause this, see Amazon EKS platform version is more than two versions behind the current platform version.

  • Amazon EKS might publish a new node AMI with a corresponding patch version. However, all patch versions are compatible between the EKS control plane and node AMIs for a given Kubernetes minor version.

New Amazon EKS platform versions don't introduce breaking changes or cause service interruptions.

Clusters are always created with the latest available Amazon EKS platform version (eks.n) for the specified Kubernetes version. If you update your cluster to a new Kubernetes minor version, your cluster receives the current Amazon EKS platform version for the Kubernetes minor version that you updated to.

The current and recent Amazon EKS platform versions are described in the following tables.

Kubernetes version 1.29

The following admission controllers are enabled for all 1.29 platform versions: NodeRestriction, ExtendedResourceToleration, NamespaceLifecycle, LimitRanger, ServiceAccount, TaintNodesByCondition, PodSecurity, Priority, DefaultTolerationSeconds, DefaultStorageClass, StorageObjectInUseProtection, PersistentVolumeClaimResize, RuntimeClass, CertificateApproval, CertificateSigning, CertificateSubjectRestriction, DefaultIngressClass, MutatingAdmissionWebhook, ValidatingAdmissionWebhook, ResourceQuota.

Kubernetes version

EKS platform version

Release notes

Release date

1.29.1

eks.4

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 20, 2024

1.29.1

eks.3

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 12, 2024

1.29.0

eks.1

Initial release of Kubernetes version 1.29 for EKS. For more information, see Kubernetes 1.29.

January 23, 2024

Kubernetes version 1.28

The following admission controllers are enabled for all 1.28 platform versions: NodeRestriction, ExtendedResourceToleration, NamespaceLifecycle, LimitRanger, ServiceAccount, TaintNodesByCondition, PodSecurity, Priority, DefaultTolerationSeconds, DefaultStorageClass, StorageObjectInUseProtection, PersistentVolumeClaimResize, RuntimeClass, CertificateApproval, CertificateSigning, CertificateSubjectRestriction, DefaultIngressClass, MutatingAdmissionWebhook, ValidatingAdmissionWebhook, ResourceQuota.

Kubernetes version

EKS platform version

Release notes

Release date

1.28.7

eks.10

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 20, 2024

1.28.6

eks.9

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 12, 2024

1.28.5

eks.7

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

January 17, 2024

1.28.4

eks.6

New platform version with access entries, security fixes and enhancements.

December 14, 2023

1.28.4

eks.5

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

December 12, 2023

1.28.3

eks.4

New platform version with EKS Pod Identities, security fixes and enhancements.

November 10, 2023

1.28.3

eks.3

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

November 3, 2023

1.28.2

eks.2

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

October 16, 2023

1.28.1

eks.1

Initial release of Kubernetes version 1.28 for EKS. For more information, see Kubernetes 1.28.

September 26, 2023

Kubernetes version 1.27

The following admission controllers are enabled for all 1.27 platform versions: NodeRestriction, ExtendedResourceToleration, NamespaceLifecycle, LimitRanger, ServiceAccount, TaintNodesByCondition, PodSecurity, Priority, DefaultTolerationSeconds, DefaultStorageClass, StorageObjectInUseProtection, PersistentVolumeClaimResize, RuntimeClass, CertificateApproval, CertificateSigning, CertificateSubjectRestriction, DefaultIngressClass, MutatingAdmissionWebhook, ValidatingAdmissionWebhook, ResourceQuota.

Kubernetes version

EKS platform version

Release notes

Release date

1.27.11

eks.14

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 20, 2024

1.27.10

eks.13

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 12, 2024

1.27.9

eks.11

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

January 17, 2024

1.27.8

eks.10

New platform version with access entries, security fixes and enhancements.

December 14, 2023

1.27.8

eks.9

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

December 12, 2023

1.27.7

eks.8

New platform version with EKS Pod Identities, security fixes and enhancements.

November 10, 2023

1.27.7

eks.7

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

November 3, 2023

1.27.6

eks.6

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

October 16, 2023

1.27.4

eks.5

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

August 30, 2023

1.27.4

eks.4

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

July 30, 2023

1.27.3

eks.3

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

June 30, 2023

1.27.2

eks.2

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

June 9, 2023

1.27.1

eks.1

Initial release of Kubernetes version 1.27 for EKS. For more information, see Kubernetes 1.27.

May 24, 2023

Kubernetes version 1.26

The following admission controllers are enabled for all 1.26 platform versions: NodeRestriction, ExtendedResourceToleration, NamespaceLifecycle, LimitRanger, ServiceAccount, TaintNodesByCondition, PodSecurity, Priority, DefaultTolerationSeconds, DefaultStorageClass, StorageObjectInUseProtection, PersistentVolumeClaimResize, RuntimeClass, CertificateApproval, CertificateSigning, CertificateSubjectRestriction, DefaultIngressClass, MutatingAdmissionWebhook, ValidatingAdmissionWebhook, ResourceQuota.

Kubernetes version

EKS platform version

Release notes

Release date

1.26.14

eks.15

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 20, 2024

1.26.13

eks.14

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 12, 2024

1.26.12

eks.12

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

January 17, 2024

1.26.11

eks.11

New platform version with access entries, security fixes and enhancements.

December 14, 2023

1.26.11

eks.10

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

December 12, 2023

1.26.10

eks.9

New platform version with EKS Pod Identities, security fixes and enhancements.

November 10, 2023

1.26.10

eks.8

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

November 3, 2023

1.26.9

eks.7

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

October 16, 2023

1.26.7

eks.6

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

August 30, 2023

1.26.7

eks.5

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

July 30, 2023

1.26.6

eks.4

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

June 30, 2023

1.26.5

eks.3

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

June 9, 2023

1.26.4

eks.2

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

May 5, 2023

1.26.2

eks.1

Initial release of Kubernetes version 1.26 for EKS. For more information, see Kubernetes 1.26.

April 11, 2023

Kubernetes version 1.25

The following admission controllers are enabled for all 1.25 platform versions: NodeRestriction, ExtendedResourceToleration, NamespaceLifecycle, LimitRanger, ServiceAccount, TaintNodesByCondition, PodSecurity, Priority, DefaultTolerationSeconds, DefaultStorageClass, StorageObjectInUseProtection, PersistentVolumeClaimResize, RuntimeClass, CertificateApproval, CertificateSigning, CertificateSubjectRestriction, DefaultIngressClass, MutatingAdmissionWebhook, ValidatingAdmissionWebhook, ResourceQuota.

Kubernetes version

EKS platform version

Release notes

Release date

1.25.16

eks.16

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 20, 2024

1.25.16

eks.15

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 12, 2024

1.25.16

eks.13

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

January 17, 2024

1.25.16

eks.12

New platform version with access entries, security fixes and enhancements.

December 14, 2023

1.25.16

eks.11

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

December 12, 2023

1.25.15

eks.10

New platform version with EKS Pod Identities, security fixes and enhancements.

November 10, 2023

1.25.15

eks.9

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

November 3, 2023

1.25.14

eks.8

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

October 16, 2023

1.25.12

eks.7

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

August 30, 2023

1.25.12

eks.6

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

July 30, 2023

1.25.11

eks.5

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements. June 30, 2023

1.25.10

eks.4

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements. June 9, 2023

1.25.9

eks.3

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements. May 5, 2023

1.25.8

eks.2

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 24, 2023

1.25.6

eks.1

Initial release of Kubernetes version 1.25 for EKS. For more information, see Kubernetes 1.25.

February 21, 2023

Kubernetes version 1.24

The following admission controllers are enabled for all 1.24 platform versions: CertificateApproval, CertificateSigning, CertificateSubjectRestriction, DefaultIngressClass, DefaultStorageClass, DefaultTolerationSeconds, ExtendedResourceToleration, LimitRanger, MutatingAdmissionWebhook, NamespaceLifecycle, NodeRestriction, PersistentVolumeClaimResize, Priority, PodSecurityPolicy, ResourceQuota, RuntimeClass, ServiceAccount, StorageObjectInUseProtection, TaintNodesByCondition, and ValidatingAdmissionWebhook.

Kubernetes version

EKS platform version

Release notes

Release date

1.24.17

eks.19

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 20, 2024

1.24.17

eks.18

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 12, 2024

1.24.17

eks.16

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

January 17, 2024

1.24.17

eks.15

New platform version with access entries, security fixes and enhancements.

December 14, 2023

1.24.17

eks.14

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

December 12, 2023

1.24.17

eks.13

New platform version with EKS Pod Identities, security fixes and enhancements.

November 10, 2023

1.24.17

eks.12

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

November 3, 2023

1.24.17

eks.11

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

October 16, 2023

1.24.16

eks.10

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

August 30, 2023

1.24.16

eks.9

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

July 30, 2023

1.24.15

eks.8

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

June 30, 2023

1.24.14

eks.7

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

June 9, 2023

1.24.13

eks.6

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

May 5, 2023

1.24.12

eks.5

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 24, 2023

1.24.8

eks.4

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

January 27, 2023

1.24.7

eks.3

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

December 5, 2022

1.24.7

eks.2

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

November 18, 2022

1.24.7

eks.1

Initial release of Kubernetes version 1.24 for EKS. For more information, see Kubernetes 1.24.

November 15, 2022

Kubernetes version 1.23

The following admission controllers are enabled for all 1.23 platform versions: CertificateApproval, CertificateSigning, CertificateSubjectRestriction, DefaultIngressClass, DefaultStorageClass, DefaultTolerationSeconds, ExtendedResourceToleration, LimitRanger, MutatingAdmissionWebhook, NamespaceLifecycle, NodeRestriction, PersistentVolumeClaimResize, Priority, PodSecurityPolicy, ResourceQuota, RuntimeClass, ServiceAccount, StorageObjectInUseProtection, TaintNodesByCondition, and ValidatingAdmissionWebhook.

Kubernetes version

EKS platform version

Release notes

Release date

1.23.17

eks.21

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 20, 2024

1.23.17

eks.20

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 12, 2024

1.23.17

eks.18

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

January 17, 2024

1.23.17

eks.17

New platform version with access entries, security fixes and enhancements.

December 14, 2023

1.23.17

eks.16

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

December 12, 2023

1.23.17

eks.15

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

November 10, 2023

1.23.17

eks.14

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

November 3, 2023

1.23.17

eks.13

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

October 16, 2023

1.23.17

eks.12

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

August 30, 2023

1.23.17

eks.11

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

July 30, 2023

1.23.17

eks.10

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

June 30, 2023

1.23.17

eks.9

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

June 9, 2023

1.23.17

eks.8

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

May 5, 2023

1.23.17

eks.7

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

March 24, 2023

1.23.14

eks.6

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

January 27, 2023

1.23.13

eks.5

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

December 5, 2022

1.23.13

eks.4

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

November 18, 2022

1.23.12

eks.3

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

November 7, 2022

1.23.10

eks.2

New platform version with security fixes and enhancements.

September 21, 2022

1.23.7

eks.1

Initial release of Kubernetes version 1.23 for EKS. For more information, see Kubernetes 1.23.

August 11, 2022

Get current platform version

To get the current platform version for your cluster (console)
  1. Open the Amazon EKS console.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Clusters.

  3. In the list of clusters, choose the Cluster Name to check the platform version of.

  4. Choose the Overview tab.

  5. The Platform Version is available under in the Details section.

To get the current platform version for your cluster (AWS CLI)
  1. Determine the Name of the cluster you want to check the platform version of.

  2. Run the following command:

    aws eks describe-cluster --name my-cluster --query cluster.platformVersion

    An example output is as follows.

    "eks.10"