This release adds an official support for Kubernetes 1.12 and 1.13. It also comes with the latest Kubernetes versions - i.e. v1.11.8, v1.12.6, v1.13.4 - for clusters launched by Rancher to address Kubernetes CVE-2019-1002100. We recommend upgrading your Kubernetes clusters to these versions.
With this release, the following versions are now latest and stable:
|Type||Rancher Version||Docker Tag||Helm Repo||Helm Chart Version|
Known Major Issues
- Clusters created through Rancher can sometimes get stuck in provisioning [#15970] [#15969] [#15695]
- The upgrade for Rancher node-agent daemonset can sometimes get stuck due to pod removal failure on a Kubernetes side [#16722]
Major Bug Fixes since v2.1.6
- Added official support for Kubernetes 1.12 and 1.13 
- Added Kubernetes versions (i.e. v1.11.8, v1.12.6, v1.13.4) to address Kubernetes CVE-2019-1002100 for clusters launched by Rancher. The default Kubernetes version is v1.13.4.
- Dropped 1.9 and 1.10 from the default Kubernetes versions list as Kubernetes no longer back ports CVE fixes into these releases 
- Added support for configurable TLS version and ciphers for Rancher server, with TLS 1.2 turned on by default 
- Enabled Docker 18.09 to be the default Docker version for the nodes provisioned by Rancher 
NOTE - Image Name Changes: Please note that as of v2.0.0, our images will be rancher/rancher and rancher/rancher-agent. If you are using v1.6, please continue to use rancher/server and rancher/agent.
Upgrades and Rollbacks
Due to the HA improvements introduced in the v2.1.0 release, the Rancher helm chart is the only supported method for installing or upgrading Rancher. Please use the Rancher helm chart to install HA Rancher. For details, see the HA Install - Installation Outline.
If you are currently using the RKE add-on install method, see Migrating from a RKE add-on install for details on how to move to using a helm chart.
Any upgrade from a version prior to v2.0.3, when scaling up workloads, new pods will be created [#14136] - In order to update scheduling rules for workloads [#13527], a new field was added to all workloads on
update, which will cause any pods in workloads from previous versions to re-create.
Note: When rolling back, we are expecting you to rollback to the state at the time of your upgrade. Any changes post upgrade would not be reflected. In the case of rolling back using a Rancher single-node install, you must specify the exact version you want to change the Rancher version to, rather than using the default
Note: If you had the helm stable catalog enabled in v2.0.0, we’ve updated the catalog to start pointing directly to the Kubernetes helm repo instead of an internal repo. Please delete the custom catalog that is now showing up and re-enable the helm stable. [#13582]