Release Notes

CSE 3.1.1 GA (3.1.1)

Release Date : 2021-10-14

Supported (and tested) VCD versions: 10.3.1 GA, 10.2.2 GA, 10.1.3 GA

Note: Future update/patch releases of these VCD versions will be supported by CSE but they won’t be tested individually. If a bug is found in their interoperability with CSE, please file a github issue, the same will be fixed in a future CSE release.

Notes to System Administrator:

CSE 3.1.1 Beta 2 (3.1.1.0b2)

Release Date: 2021-09-21

Supported (and tested) VCD versions: 10.3.0 GA

Note: Future update/patch releases of these VCD versions will be supported by CSE but they won’t be tested individually. If a bug is found in their interoperability with CSE, please file a github issue, the same will be fixed in a future CSE release.

CSE Server CSE CLI CSE UI Cloud Director NSX-T with Avi Features offered
3.1.1.0b2 3.1.1.0b2 3.0.4* 10.3 NSX-T 3.1.1 and Avi 20.1.3 TKG

3.0.4* -> Please download Kubernetes Container Clusters UI Plugin from here

Installation of binaries

pip install container-service-extension==3.1.1.0b2

Note: pip install container-service-extension installs previous official version of CSE viz. 3.1.0. Specify the exact version mentioned above to install CSE 3.1.1 beta.

What’s New

Supported VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid OVAs

Notes to System Administrator

Known issues: Scaling down Kubernetes clusters via cse cluster apply does not drain the worker nodes properly and can lead to loss in application data. If users wish to shrink their TKG clusters, they need to use kubectl to do it.

CSE 3.1.1 Beta 1 (3.1.1.0b1)

Release Date: 2021-09-13

Supported (and tested) VCD versions: 10.3.0 GA

Note: Future update/patch releases of these VCD versions will be supported by CSE but they won’t be tested individually. If a bug is found in their interoperability with CSE, please file a github issue, the same will be fixed in a future CSE release.

CSE Server CSE CLI CSE UI Cloud Director NSX-T with Avi Features offered
3.1.1.0b1 3.1.1.0b1 3.0.1* 10.3 NSX-T 3.1.1 and Avi 20.1.3 TKG

3.0.1* -> Please download Kubernetes Container Clusters UI plugin from here

Installation of binaries

pip install container-service-extension==3.1.1.0b1

Note: pip install container-service-extension installs previous official version of CSE viz. 3.1.0. Specify the exact version mentioned above to install CSE 3.1.1 beta.

What’s New

Supported VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid OVAs

Notes to System Administrator

Known issues: Scaling down Kubernetes clusters via cse cluster apply does not drain the worker nodes properly and can lead to loss in application data. If users wish to shrink their TKG clusters, they need to use kubectl to do it.

CSE 3.1.0

Release Date: 2021-07-15

Supported (and tested) VCD versions: 10.3, 10.2, 10.1

Note: Future update/patch releases of these vCD versions will be supported by CSE but they won’t be tested individually. If a bug is found in their interoperability with CSE, please file a github issue, the same will be fixed in a future CSE release.

CSE Server CSE CLI CSE UI Cloud Director Ent-PKS with NSX-T NSX-V Features offered
3.1 3.1 3.0* 10.3 1.7 with 2.5.1 6.4.10 Native, TKG-S, and Ent-PKS Cluster management;
3.1 3.1 2.0* 10.2 1.7 with 2.5.1 6.4.10 Native, TKG-S, and Ent-PKS Cluster management; Defined entity representation for both native and tkg.
3.1 3.1 1.0.3 10.1 1.7 with 2.5.1 6.4.8 Native and Ent-PKS cluster management
NA 3.1 3.0* 10.3 NA NA TKG-S cluster management only
NA 3.1 2.0* 10.2 NA NA TKG-S cluster management only

3.0, 2.0 -> Kubernetes Container Clusters UI plugin 3.0 and 2.0 ship with VCD 10.3 and VCD 10.2 respectively.

  1. Refer to What’s new in CSE 3.1? for more details.
  2. Newer versions of native kubernetes templates are available. Refer to Template Announcements
  3. Deprecation of TKG-I (Enterprise PKS) - CSE Server and Kubernetes Container Clusters UI plugin will soon drop support for TKG-I (previously known as Enterprise PKS). Consider using VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) or VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service (TKG-S) for management of Kubernetes clusters with VCD.

CSE 3.1.0 Beta (3.1.0.0b1)

Release Date: 2021-04-14

Supported VCD versions: 10.3.0-Beta, 10.2.2, 10.1.3, 10.0.0.3

CSE Server CSE CLI CSE UI Cloud Director Cloud Director NSX-T Ent-PKS with NSX-T Features offered
3.1.0 3.1.0 3.0.2** 10.3.0-beta, 10.2.2 3.0.2, 3.1.2 1.7 with 2.5.1 Native, Tkg, and Ent-PKS Cluster management; Defined entity representation for both native and tkg.
3.1.0 3.1.0 1.0.3 10.1, 10.0 NA 1.7 with 2.5.1 Native and Ent-PKS cluster management
NA 3.1.0 3.0.2** 10.3.0-beta, 10.2.2 NA NA Tkg cluster management only

Installation of binaries

pip install container-service-extension==3.1.0.0b1

Note: pip install container-service-extension installs previous official version of CSE viz. 3.0.2. Specify the above mentioned exact version to install CSE 3.1.0 beta.

What’s New

Notes to System Administrator If you are upgrading from an existing CSE 3.0.x installation please be aware of the issue related to runtime defined entities listed in Known Issues.

Known issues specific to 3.1.0-beta: Resizing an empty cluster will fail for non-null values of sizingClass and storageProfile in the input yaml spec. Workaround: specify storageProfile: null and sizingClass: null in the vcd cse cluster apply specification for worker/nfs nodes.