What’s new in Kubernetes containers

Kubernetes 1.11 adds a new load-balancing method and provides custom resource definitions

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The latest version of the container orchestration system Kubernetes, 1.11, adds a new load-balancing method and provides custom resource definitions. 

Where to download Kubernetes

You can download the Kubernetes source from the releases page of its official GitHub repository. Kubernetes is also available by way of the upgrade process provided by the various vendors that supply Kubernetes distributions.

Current version: New features in Kubernetes 1.11

Released in early July 2018, Kubernetes 1.11 adds IPVS, or IP Virtual Server, to provides high-performance cluster load balancing using an in-kernel technology that's less complex than the iptables system normally used for such things. Eventually, Kubernetes will use IPVS as the default load balancer, but for now it's opt-in.

Custom resource definitions, billed as a way to make custom configuration changes to Kubernetes without breaking its standardizations, may now be versioned to allow for graceful transitions from one set of custom resources to another over time. Also new are ways to define "status" and "scale" subresources, which can integrate with monitoring and high-availability frameworks in a cluster.

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