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kops rolling-update

kops rolling-update

Rolling update a cluster.


This command updates a kubernetes cluster to match the cloud and kops specifications.

To perform a rolling update, you need to update the cloud resources first with the command kops update cluster. Nodes may be additionally marked for update by placing a annotation on them.

If rolling-update does not report that the cluster needs to be rolled, you can force the cluster to be rolled with the force flag. Rolling update drains and validates the cluster by default. A cluster is deemed validated when all required nodes are running and all pods with a critical priority are operational. When a node is deleted, rolling-update sleeps the interval for the node type, and then tries for the same period of time for the cluster to be validated. For instance, setting --master-interval=3m causes rolling-update to wait for 3 minutes after a master is rolled, and another 3 minutes for the cluster to stabilize and pass validation.

Note: terraform users will need to run all of the following commands from the same directory kops update cluster --target=terraform then terraform plan then terraform apply prior to running kops rolling-update cluster.


  # Preview a rolling-update.
  kops rolling-update cluster

  # Roll the currently selected kOps cluster with defaults.
  # Nodes will be drained and the cluster will be validated between node replacement.
  kops rolling-update cluster --yes

  # Roll the kOps cluster,
  # do not fail if the cluster does not validate,
  # wait 8 min to create new node, and wait at least
  # 8 min to validate the cluster.
  kops rolling-update cluster --yes \
  --fail-on-validate-error="false" \
  --master-interval=8m \

  # Roll the kOps cluster,
  # do not validate the cluster because of the cloudonly flag.
  # Force the entire cluster to roll, even if rolling update
  # reports that the cluster does not need to be rolled.
  kops rolling-update cluster --yes \
  --cloudonly \

  # Roll the kOps cluster,
  # only roll the node instancegroup,
  # use the new drain and validate functionality.
  kops rolling-update cluster --yes \
  --fail-on-validate-error="false" \
  --node-interval 8m \
  --instance-group nodes


  -h, --help   help for rolling-update

Options inherited from parent commands

      --add_dir_header                   If true, adds the file directory to the header of the log messages
      --alsologtostderr                  log to standard error as well as files
      --config string                    yaml config file (default is $HOME/.kops.yaml)
      --log_backtrace_at traceLocation   when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace (default :0)
      --log_dir string                   If non-empty, write log files in this directory
      --log_file string                  If non-empty, use this log file
      --log_file_max_size uint           Defines the maximum size a log file can grow to. Unit is megabytes. If the value is 0, the maximum file size is unlimited. (default 1800)
      --logtostderr                      log to standard error instead of files (default true)
      --name string                      Name of cluster. Overrides KOPS_CLUSTER_NAME environment variable
      --one_output                       If true, only write logs to their native severity level (vs also writing to each lower severity level
      --skip_headers                     If true, avoid header prefixes in the log messages
      --skip_log_headers                 If true, avoid headers when opening log files
      --state string                     Location of state storage (kops 'config' file). Overrides KOPS_STATE_STORE environment variable
      --stderrthreshold severity         logs at or above this threshold go to stderr (default 2)
  -v, --v Level                          number for the log level verbosity
      --vmodule moduleSpec               comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging