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Feature Gates

This page contains an overview of the various feature gates an administrator can specify on different Kubernetes components.

See feature stages for an explanation of the stages for a feature.


Feature gates are a set of key=value pairs that describe Kubernetes features. You can turn these features on or off using the --feature-gates command line flag on each Kubernetes component.

Each Kubernetes component lets you enable or disable a set of feature gates that are relevant to that component. Use -h flag to see a full set of feature gates for all components. To set feature gates for a component, such as kubelet, use the --feature-gates flag assigned to a list of feature pairs:


The following tables are a summary of the feature gates that you can set on different Kubernetes components.

  • The "Since" column contains the Kubernetes release when a feature is introduced or its release stage is changed.
  • The "Until" column, if not empty, contains the last Kubernetes release in which you can still use a feature gate.
  • If a feature is in the Alpha or Beta state, you can find the feature listed in the Alpha/Beta feature gate table.
  • If a feature is stable you can find all stages for that feature listed in the Graduated/Deprecated feature gate table.
  • The Graduated/Deprecated feature gate table also lists deprecated and withdrawn features.

Feature gates for Alpha or Beta features

Feature gates for features in Alpha or Beta states
Feature Default Stage Since Until
APIListChunking false Alpha 1.8 1.8
APIListChunking true Beta 1.9
APIPriorityAndFairness false Alpha 1.18 1.19
APIPriorityAndFairness true Beta 1.20
APIResponseCompression false Alpha 1.7 1.15
APIResponseCompression true Beta 1.16
APIServerIdentity false Alpha 1.20
APIServerTracing false Alpha 1.22
AllowInsecureBackendProxy true Beta 1.17
AnyVolumeDataSource false Alpha 1.18 1.23
AnyVolumeDataSource true Beta 1.24
AppArmor true Beta 1.4
CPUManager false Alpha 1.8 1.9
CPUManager true Beta 1.10
CPUManagerPolicyAlphaOptions false Alpha 1.23
CPUManagerPolicyBetaOptions true Beta 1.23
CPUManagerPolicyOptions false Alpha 1.22 1.22
CPUManagerPolicyOptions true Beta 1.23
CSIInlineVolume false Alpha 1.15 1.15
CSIInlineVolume true Beta 1.16 -
CSIMigration false Alpha 1.14 1.16
CSIMigration true Beta 1.17
CSIMigrationAWS false Alpha 1.14 1.16
CSIMigrationAWS false Beta 1.17 1.22
CSIMigrationAWS true Beta 1.23
CSIMigrationAzureFile false Alpha 1.15 1.19
CSIMigrationAzureFile false Beta 1.21 1.23
CSIMigrationAzureFile true Beta 1.24
CSIMigrationGCE false Alpha 1.14 1.16
CSIMigrationGCE false Beta 1.17 1.22
CSIMigrationGCE true Beta 1.23
CSIMigrationvSphere false Beta 1.19
CSIMigrationPortworx false Alpha 1.23
csiMigrationRBD false Alpha 1.23
CSIVolumeHealth false Alpha 1.21
ContextualLogging false Alpha 1.24
CustomCPUCFSQuotaPeriod false Alpha 1.12
CustomResourceValidationExpressions false Alpha 1.23
DaemonSetUpdateSurge false Alpha 1.21 1.21
DaemonSetUpdateSurge true Beta 1.22
DelegateFSGroupToCSIDriver false Alpha 1.22 1.22
DelegateFSGroupToCSIDriver true Beta 1.23
DevicePlugins false Alpha 1.8 1.9
DevicePlugins true Beta 1.10
DisableAcceleratorUsageMetrics false Alpha 1.19 1.19
DisableAcceleratorUsageMetrics true Beta 1.20
DisableCloudProviders false Alpha 1.22
DisableKubeletCloudCredentialProviders false Alpha 1.23
DownwardAPIHugePages false Alpha 1.20 1.20
DownwardAPIHugePages false Beta 1.21 1.21
DownwardAPIHugePages true Beta 1.22
EndpointSliceTerminatingCondition false Alpha 1.20 1.21
EndpointSliceTerminatingCondition true Beta 1.22
EphemeralContainers false Alpha 1.16 1.22
EphemeralContainers true Beta 1.23
ExpandedDNSConfig false Alpha 1.22
ExperimentalHostUserNamespaceDefaulting false Beta 1.5
GracefulNodeShutdown false Alpha 1.20 1.20
GracefulNodeShutdown true Beta 1.21
GracefulNodeShutdownBasedOnPodPriority false Alpha 1.23 1.23
GracefulNodeShutdownBasedOnPodPriority true Beta 1.24
GRPCContainerProbe false Alpha 1.23 1.23
GRPCContainerProbe true Beta 1.24
HonorPVReclaimPolicy false Alpha 1.23
HPAContainerMetrics false Alpha 1.20
HPAScaleToZero false Alpha 1.16
IdentifyPodOS false Alpha 1.23 1.23
IdentifyPodOS true Beta 1.24
InTreePluginAWSUnregister false Alpha 1.21
InTreePluginAzureDiskUnregister false Alpha 1.21
InTreePluginAzureFileUnregister false Alpha 1.21
InTreePluginGCEUnregister false Alpha 1.21
InTreePluginOpenStackUnregister false Alpha 1.21
InTreePluginPortworxUnregister false Alpha 1.23
InTreePluginRBDUnregister false Alpha 1.23
InTreePluginvSphereUnregister false Alpha 1.21
JobMutableNodeSchedulingDirectives true Beta 1.23
JobReadyPods false Alpha 1.23 1.23
JobReadyPods true Beta 1.24
JobTrackingWithFinalizers false Alpha 1.22 1.22
JobTrackingWithFinalizers true Beta 1.23 1.23
JobTrackingWithFinalizers false Beta 1.24
KubeletCredentialProviders false Alpha 1.20 1.23
KubeletCredentialProviders true Beta 1.24
KubeletInUserNamespace false Alpha 1.22
KubeletPodResources false Alpha 1.13 1.14
KubeletPodResources true Beta 1.15
KubeletPodResourcesGetAllocatable false Alpha 1.21 1.22
KubeletPodResourcesGetAllocatable true Beta 1.23
LocalStorageCapacityIsolation false Alpha 1.7 1.9
LocalStorageCapacityIsolation true Beta 1.10
LocalStorageCapacityIsolationFSQuotaMonitoring false Alpha 1.15
LogarithmicScaleDown false Alpha 1.21 1.21
LogarithmicScaleDown true Beta 1.22
MaxUnavailableStatefulSet false Alpha 1.24
MemoryManager false Alpha 1.21 1.21
MemoryManager true Beta 1.22
MemoryQoS false Alpha 1.22
MinDomainsInPodTopologySpread false Alpha 1.24
MixedProtocolLBService false Alpha 1.20 1.23
MixedProtocolLBService true Beta 1.24
NetworkPolicyEndPort false Alpha 1.21 1.21
NetworkPolicyEndPort true Beta 1.22
NetworkPolicyStatus false Alpha 1.24
NodeSwap false Alpha 1.22
NodeOutOfServiceVolumeDetach false Alpha 1.24
OpenAPIEnums false Alpha 1.23 1.23
OpenAPIEnums true Beta 1.24
OpenAPIV3 false Alpha 1.23 1.23
OpenAPIV3 true Beta 1.24
PodAndContainerStatsFromCRI false Alpha 1.23
PodDeletionCost false Alpha 1.21 1.21
PodDeletionCost true Beta 1.22
PodSecurity false Alpha 1.22 1.22
PodSecurity true Beta 1.23
ProbeTerminationGracePeriod false Alpha 1.21 1.21
ProbeTerminationGracePeriod false Beta 1.22
ProcMountType false Alpha 1.12
ProxyTerminatingEndpoints false Alpha 1.22
QOSReserved false Alpha 1.11
ReadWriteOncePod false Alpha 1.22
RecoverVolumeExpansionFailure false Alpha 1.23
RemainingItemCount false Alpha 1.15 1.15
RemainingItemCount true Beta 1.16
RotateKubeletServerCertificate false Alpha 1.7 1.11
RotateKubeletServerCertificate true Beta 1.12
SeccompDefault false Alpha 1.22
ServerSideFieldValidation false Alpha 1.23 -
ServiceInternalTrafficPolicy false Alpha 1.21 1.21
ServiceInternalTrafficPolicy true Beta 1.22
ServiceIPStaticSubrange false Alpha 1.24
SizeMemoryBackedVolumes false Alpha 1.20 1.21
SizeMemoryBackedVolumes true Beta 1.22
StatefulSetAutoDeletePVC false Alpha 1.22
StatefulSetMinReadySeconds false Alpha 1.22 1.22
StatefulSetMinReadySeconds true Beta 1.23
StorageVersionAPI false Alpha 1.20
StorageVersionHash false Alpha 1.14 1.14
StorageVersionHash true Beta 1.15
TopologyAwareHints false Alpha 1.21 1.22
TopologyAwareHints false Beta 1.23 1.23
TopologyAwareHints true Beta 1.24
TopologyManager false Alpha 1.16 1.17
TopologyManager true Beta 1.18
VolumeCapacityPriority false Alpha 1.21 -
WinDSR false Alpha 1.14
WinOverlay false Alpha 1.14 1.19
WinOverlay true Beta 1.20
WindowsHostProcessContainers false Alpha 1.22 1.22
WindowsHostProcessContainers true Beta 1.23

Feature gates for graduated or deprecated features

Feature Gates for Graduated or Deprecated Features
Feature Default Stage Since Until
Accelerators false Alpha 1.6 1.10
Accelerators - Deprecated 1.11 -
AdvancedAuditing false Alpha 1.7 1.7
AdvancedAuditing true Beta 1.8 1.11
AdvancedAuditing true GA 1.12 -
AffinityInAnnotations false Alpha 1.6 1.7
AffinityInAnnotations - Deprecated 1.8 -
AllowExtTrafficLocalEndpoints false Beta 1.4 1.6
AllowExtTrafficLocalEndpoints true GA 1.7 -
AttachVolumeLimit false Alpha 1.11 1.11
AttachVolumeLimit true Beta 1.12 1.16
AttachVolumeLimit true GA 1.17 -
BalanceAttachedNodeVolumes false Alpha 1.11 1.21
BalanceAttachedNodeVolumes false Deprecated 1.22
BlockVolume false Alpha 1.9 1.12
BlockVolume true Beta 1.13 1.17
BlockVolume true GA 1.18 -
BoundServiceAccountTokenVolume false Alpha 1.13 1.20
BoundServiceAccountTokenVolume true Beta 1.21 1.21
BoundServiceAccountTokenVolume true GA 1.22 -
ConfigurableFSGroupPolicy false Alpha 1.18 1.19
ConfigurableFSGroupPolicy true Beta 1.20 1.22
ConfigurableFSGroupPolicy true GA 1.23 -
ControllerManagerLeaderMigration false Alpha 1.21 1.21
ControllerManagerLeaderMigration true Beta 1.22 1.23
ControllerManagerLeaderMigration true GA 1.24 -
CRIContainerLogRotation false Alpha 1.10 1.10
CRIContainerLogRotation true Beta 1.11 1.20
CRIContainerLogRotation true GA 1.21 -
CSIBlockVolume false Alpha 1.11 1.13
CSIBlockVolume true Beta 1.14 1.17
CSIBlockVolume true GA 1.18 -
CSIDriverRegistry false Alpha 1.12 1.13
CSIDriverRegistry true Beta 1.14 1.17
CSIDriverRegistry true GA 1.18 -
CSIMigrationAWSComplete false Alpha 1.17 1.20
CSIMigrationAWSComplete - Deprecated 1.21 -
CSIMigrationAzureDisk false Alpha 1.15 1.18
CSIMigrationAzureDisk false Beta 1.19 1.22
CSIMigrationAzureDisk true Beta 1.23 1.23
CSIMigrationAzureDisk true GA 1.24
CSIMigrationAzureDiskComplete false Alpha 1.17 1.20
CSIMigrationAzureDiskComplete - Deprecated 1.21 -
CSIMigrationAzureFileComplete false Alpha 1.17 1.20
CSIMigrationAzureFileComplete - Deprecated 1.21 -
CSIMigrationGCEComplete false Alpha 1.17 1.20
CSIMigrationGCEComplete - Deprecated 1.21 -
CSIMigrationOpenStack false Alpha 1.14 1.17
CSIMigrationOpenStack true Beta 1.18 1.23
CSIMigrationOpenStack true GA 1.24
CSIMigrationOpenStackComplete false Alpha 1.17 1.20
CSIMigrationOpenStackComplete - Deprecated 1.21 -
CSIMigrationvSphereComplete false Beta 1.19 1.21
CSIMigrationvSphereComplete - Deprecated 1.22 -
CSINodeInfo false Alpha 1.12 1.13
CSINodeInfo true Beta 1.14 1.16
CSINodeInfo true GA 1.17 -
CSIPersistentVolume false Alpha 1.9 1.9
CSIPersistentVolume true Beta 1.10 1.12
CSIPersistentVolume true GA 1.13 -
CSIServiceAccountToken false Alpha 1.20 1.20
CSIServiceAccountToken true Beta 1.21 1.21
CSIServiceAccountToken true GA 1.22 -
CSIStorageCapacity false Alpha 1.19 1.20
CSIStorageCapacity true Beta 1.21 1.23
CSIStorageCapacity true GA 1.24 -
CSIVolumeFSGroupPolicy false Alpha 1.19 1.19
CSIVolumeFSGroupPolicy true Beta 1.20 1.22
CSIVolumeFSGroupPolicy true GA 1.23
CSRDuration true Beta 1.22 1.23
CSRDuration true GA 1.24 -
CronJobControllerV2 false Alpha 1.20 1.20
CronJobControllerV2 true Beta 1.21 1.21
CronJobControllerV2 true GA 1.22 -
CronJobTimeZone false Alpha 1.24
CustomPodDNS false Alpha 1.9 1.9
CustomPodDNS true Beta 1.10 1.13
CustomPodDNS true GA 1.14 -
CustomResourceDefaulting false Alpha 1.15 1.15
CustomResourceDefaulting true Beta 1.16 1.16
CustomResourceDefaulting true GA 1.17 -
CustomResourcePublishOpenAPI false Alpha 1.14 1.14
CustomResourcePublishOpenAPI true Beta 1.15 1.15
CustomResourcePublishOpenAPI true GA 1.16 -
CustomResourceSubresources false Alpha 1.10 1.10
CustomResourceSubresources true Beta 1.11 1.15
CustomResourceSubresources true GA 1.16 -
CustomResourceValidation false Alpha 1.8 1.8
CustomResourceValidation true Beta 1.9 1.15
CustomResourceValidation true GA 1.16 -
CustomResourceWebhookConversion false Alpha 1.13 1.14
CustomResourceWebhookConversion true Beta 1.15 1.15
CustomResourceWebhookConversion true GA 1.16 -
DefaultPodTopologySpread false Alpha 1.19 1.19
DefaultPodTopologySpread true Beta 1.20 1.23
DefaultPodTopologySpread true GA 1.24 -
DryRun false Alpha 1.12 1.12
DryRun true Beta 1.13 1.18
DryRun true GA 1.19 -
DynamicAuditing false Alpha 1.13 1.18
DynamicAuditing - Deprecated 1.19 -
DynamicKubeletConfig false Alpha 1.4 1.10
DynamicKubeletConfig true Beta 1.11 1.21
DynamicKubeletConfig false Deprecated 1.22 -
DynamicProvisioningScheduling false Alpha 1.11 1.11
DynamicProvisioningScheduling - Deprecated 1.12 -
DynamicVolumeProvisioning true Alpha 1.3 1.7
DynamicVolumeProvisioning true GA 1.8 -
EfficientWatchResumption false Alpha 1.20 1.20
EfficientWatchResumption true Beta 1.21 1.23
EfficientWatchResumption true GA 1.24 -
EnableAggregatedDiscoveryTimeout true Deprecated 1.16 -
EnableEquivalenceClassCache false Alpha 1.8 1.14
EnableEquivalenceClassCache - Deprecated 1.15 -
EndpointSlice false Alpha 1.16 1.16
EndpointSlice false Beta 1.17 1.17
EndpointSlice true Beta 1.18 1.20
EndpointSlice true GA 1.21 -
EndpointSliceNodeName false Alpha 1.20 1.20
EndpointSliceNodeName true GA 1.21 -
EndpointSliceProxying false Alpha 1.18 1.18
EndpointSliceProxying true Beta 1.19 1.21
EndpointSliceProxying true GA 1.22 -
EvenPodsSpread false Alpha 1.16 1.17
EvenPodsSpread true Beta 1.18 1.18
EvenPodsSpread true GA 1.19 -
ExecProbeTimeout true GA 1.20 -
ExpandCSIVolumes false Alpha 1.14 1.15
ExpandCSIVolumes true Beta 1.16 1.23
ExpandCSIVolumes true GA 1.24 -
ExpandInUsePersistentVolumes false Alpha 1.11 1.14
ExpandInUsePersistentVolumes true Beta 1.15 1.23
ExpandInUsePersistentVolumes true GA 1.24 -
ExpandPersistentVolumes false Alpha 1.8 1.10
ExpandPersistentVolumes true Beta 1.11 1.23
ExpandPersistentVolumes true GA 1.24 -
ExperimentalCriticalPodAnnotation false Alpha 1.5 1.12
ExperimentalCriticalPodAnnotation false Deprecated 1.13 -
ExternalPolicyForExternalIP true GA 1.18 -
GCERegionalPersistentDisk true Beta 1.10 1.12
GCERegionalPersistentDisk true GA 1.13 -
GenericEphemeralVolume false Alpha 1.19 1.20
GenericEphemeralVolume true Beta 1.21 1.22
GenericEphemeralVolume true GA 1.23 -
HugePageStorageMediumSize false Alpha 1.18 1.18
HugePageStorageMediumSize true Beta 1.19 1.21
HugePageStorageMediumSize true GA 1.22 -
HugePages false Alpha 1.8 1.9
HugePages true Beta 1.10 1.13
HugePages true GA 1.14 -
HyperVContainer false Alpha 1.10 1.19
HyperVContainer false Deprecated 1.20 -
IPv6DualStack false Alpha 1.15 1.20
IPv6DualStack true Beta 1.21 1.22
IPv6DualStack true GA 1.23 -
ImmutableEphemeralVolumes false Alpha 1.18 1.18
ImmutableEphemeralVolumes true Beta 1.19 1.20
ImmutableEphemeralVolumes true GA 1.21
IndexedJob false Alpha 1.21 1.21
IndexedJob true Beta 1.22 1.23
IndexedJob true GA 1.24 -
IngressClassNamespacedParams false Alpha 1.21 1.21
IngressClassNamespacedParams true Beta 1.22 1.22
IngressClassNamespacedParams true GA 1.23 -
Initializers false Alpha 1.7 1.13
Initializers - Deprecated 1.14 -
KubeletConfigFile false Alpha 1.8 1.9
KubeletConfigFile - Deprecated 1.10 -
KubeletPluginsWatcher false Alpha 1.11 1.11
KubeletPluginsWatcher true Beta 1.12 1.12
KubeletPluginsWatcher true GA 1.13 -
LegacyNodeRoleBehavior false Alpha 1.16 1.18
LegacyNodeRoleBehavior true Beta 1.19 1.20
LegacyNodeRoleBehavior false GA 1.21 -
LegacyServiceAccountTokenNoAutoGeneration true Beta 1.24
MountContainers false Alpha 1.9 1.16
MountContainers false Deprecated 1.17 -
MountPropagation false Alpha 1.8 1.9
MountPropagation true Beta 1.10 1.11
MountPropagation true GA 1.12 -
NamespaceDefaultLabelName true Beta 1.21 1.21
NamespaceDefaultLabelName true GA 1.22 -
NodeDisruptionExclusion false Alpha 1.16 1.18
NodeDisruptionExclusion true Beta 1.19 1.20
NodeDisruptionExclusion true GA 1.21 -
NodeLease false Alpha 1.12 1.13
NodeLease true Beta 1.14 1.16
NodeLease true GA 1.17 -
NonPreemptingPriority false Alpha 1.15 1.18
NonPreemptingPriority true Beta 1.19 1.23
NonPreemptingPriority true GA 1.24 -
PVCProtection false Alpha 1.9 1.9
PVCProtection - Deprecated 1.10 -
PersistentLocalVolumes false Alpha 1.7 1.9
PersistentLocalVolumes true Beta 1.10 1.13
PersistentLocalVolumes true GA 1.14 -
PodAffinityNamespaceSelector false Alpha 1.21 1.21
PodAffinityNamespaceSelector true Beta 1.22 1.23
PodAffinityNamespaceSelector true GA 1.24 -
PodDisruptionBudget false Alpha 1.3 1.4
PodDisruptionBudget true Beta 1.5 1.20
PodDisruptionBudget true GA 1.21 -
PodOverhead false Alpha 1.16 1.17
PodOverhead true Beta 1.18 1.23
PodOverhead true GA 1.24 -
PodPriority false Alpha 1.8 1.10
PodPriority true Beta 1.11 1.13
PodPriority true GA 1.14 -
PodReadinessGates false Alpha 1.11 1.11
PodReadinessGates true Beta 1.12 1.13
PodReadinessGates true GA 1.14 -
PodShareProcessNamespace false Alpha 1.10 1.11
PodShareProcessNamespace true Beta 1.12 1.16
PodShareProcessNamespace true GA 1.17 -
PreferNominatedNode false Alpha 1.21 1.21
PreferNominatedNode true Beta 1.22 1.23
PreferNominatedNode true GA 1.24 -
RemoveSelfLink false Alpha 1.16 1.19
RemoveSelfLink true Beta 1.20 1.23
RemoveSelfLink true GA 1.24 -
RequestManagement false Alpha 1.15 1.16
RequestManagement - Deprecated 1.17 -
ResourceLimitsPriorityFunction false Alpha 1.9 1.18
ResourceLimitsPriorityFunction - Deprecated 1.19 -
ResourceQuotaScopeSelectors false Alpha 1.11 1.11
ResourceQuotaScopeSelectors true Beta 1.12 1.16
ResourceQuotaScopeSelectors true GA 1.17 -
RootCAConfigMap false Alpha 1.13 1.19
RootCAConfigMap true Beta 1.20 1.20
RootCAConfigMap true GA 1.21 -
RotateKubeletClientCertificate true Beta 1.8 1.18
RotateKubeletClientCertificate true GA 1.19 -
RunAsGroup true Beta 1.14 1.20
RunAsGroup true GA 1.21 -
RuntimeClass false Alpha 1.12 1.13
RuntimeClass true Beta 1.14 1.19
RuntimeClass true GA 1.20 -
SCTPSupport false Alpha 1.12 1.18
SCTPSupport true Beta 1.19 1.19
SCTPSupport true GA 1.20 -
ScheduleDaemonSetPods false Alpha 1.11 1.11
ScheduleDaemonSetPods true Beta 1.12 1.16
ScheduleDaemonSetPods true GA 1.17 -
SelectorIndex false Alpha 1.18 1.18
SelectorIndex true Beta 1.19 1.19
SelectorIndex true GA 1.20 -
ServerSideApply false Alpha 1.14 1.15
ServerSideApply true Beta 1.16 1.21
ServerSideApply true GA 1.22 -
ServiceAccountIssuerDiscovery false Alpha 1.18 1.19
ServiceAccountIssuerDiscovery true Beta 1.20 1.20
ServiceAccountIssuerDiscovery true GA 1.21 -
ServiceAppProtocol false Alpha 1.18 1.18
ServiceAppProtocol true Beta 1.19 1.19
ServiceAppProtocol true GA 1.20 -
ServiceLBNodePortControl false Alpha 1.20 1.21
ServiceLBNodePortControl true Beta 1.22 1.23
ServiceLBNodePortControl true GA 1.24 -
ServiceLoadBalancerClass false Alpha 1.21 1.21
ServiceLoadBalancerClass true Beta 1.22 1.23
ServiceLoadBalancerClass true GA 1.24 -
ServiceLoadBalancerFinalizer false Alpha 1.15 1.15
ServiceLoadBalancerFinalizer true Beta 1.16 1.16
ServiceLoadBalancerFinalizer true GA 1.17 -
ServiceNodeExclusion false Alpha 1.8 1.18
ServiceNodeExclusion true Beta 1.19 1.20
ServiceNodeExclusion true GA 1.21 -
ServiceTopology false Alpha 1.17 1.19
ServiceTopology false Deprecated 1.20 -
SetHostnameAsFQDN false Alpha 1.19 1.19
SetHostnameAsFQDN true Beta 1.20 1.21
SetHostnameAsFQDN true GA 1.22 -
StartupProbe false Alpha 1.16 1.17
StartupProbe true Beta 1.18 1.19
StartupProbe true GA 1.20 -
StorageObjectInUseProtection true Beta 1.10 1.10
StorageObjectInUseProtection true GA 1.11 -
StreamingProxyRedirects false Beta 1.5 1.5
StreamingProxyRedirects true Beta 1.6 1.17
StreamingProxyRedirects true Deprecated 1.18 1.21
StreamingProxyRedirects false Deprecated 1.22 -
SupportIPVSProxyMode false Alpha 1.8 1.8
SupportIPVSProxyMode false Beta 1.9 1.9
SupportIPVSProxyMode true Beta 1.10 1.10
SupportIPVSProxyMode true GA 1.11 -
SupportNodePidsLimit false Alpha 1.14 1.14
SupportNodePidsLimit true Beta 1.15 1.19
SupportNodePidsLimit true GA 1.20 -
SupportPodPidsLimit false Alpha 1.10 1.13
SupportPodPidsLimit true Beta 1.14 1.19
SupportPodPidsLimit true GA 1.20 -
SuspendJob false Alpha 1.21 1.21
SuspendJob true Beta 1.22 1.23
SuspendJob true GA 1.24 -
Sysctls true Beta 1.11 1.20
Sysctls true GA 1.21 -
TTLAfterFinished false Alpha 1.12 1.20
TTLAfterFinished true Beta 1.21 1.22
TTLAfterFinished true GA 1.23 -
TaintBasedEvictions false Alpha 1.6 1.12
TaintBasedEvictions true Beta 1.13 1.17
TaintBasedEvictions true GA 1.18 -
TaintNodesByCondition false Alpha 1.8 1.11
TaintNodesByCondition true Beta 1.12 1.16
TaintNodesByCondition true GA 1.17 -
TokenRequest false Alpha 1.10 1.11
TokenRequest true Beta 1.12 1.19
TokenRequest true GA 1.20 -
TokenRequestProjection false Alpha 1.11 1.11
TokenRequestProjection true Beta 1.12 1.19
TokenRequestProjection true GA 1.20 -
ValidateProxyRedirects false Alpha 1.12 1.13
ValidateProxyRedirects true Beta 1.14 1.21
ValidateProxyRedirects true Deprecated 1.22 -
VolumePVCDataSource false Alpha 1.15 1.15
VolumePVCDataSource true Beta 1.16 1.17
VolumePVCDataSource true GA 1.18 -
VolumeScheduling false Alpha 1.9 1.9
VolumeScheduling true Beta 1.10 1.12
VolumeScheduling true GA 1.13 -
VolumeSnapshotDataSource false Alpha 1.12 1.16
VolumeSnapshotDataSource true Beta 1.17 1.19
VolumeSnapshotDataSource true GA 1.20 -
VolumeSubpath true GA 1.10 -
VolumeSubpathEnvExpansion false Alpha 1.14 1.14
VolumeSubpathEnvExpansion true Beta 1.15 1.16
VolumeSubpathEnvExpansion true GA 1.17 -
WarningHeaders true Beta 1.19 1.21
WarningHeaders true GA 1.22 -
WatchBookmark false Alpha 1.15 1.15
WatchBookmark true Beta 1.16 1.16
WatchBookmark true GA 1.17 -
WindowsEndpointSliceProxying false Alpha 1.19 1.20
WindowsEndpointSliceProxying true Beta 1.21 1.21
WindowsEndpointSliceProxying true GA 1.22 -
WindowsGMSA false Alpha 1.14 1.15
WindowsGMSA true Beta 1.16 1.17
WindowsGMSA true GA 1.18 -
WindowsRunAsUserName false Alpha 1.16 1.16
WindowsRunAsUserName true Beta 1.17 1.17
WindowsRunAsUserName true GA 1.18 -

Using a feature

Feature stages

A feature can be in Alpha, Beta or GA stage. An Alpha feature means:

  • Disabled by default.
  • Might be buggy. Enabling the feature may expose bugs.
  • Support for feature may be dropped at any time without notice.
  • The API may change in incompatible ways in a later software release without notice.
  • Recommended for use only in short-lived testing clusters, due to increased risk of bugs and lack of long-term support.

A Beta feature means:

  • Enabled by default.
  • The feature is well tested. Enabling the feature is considered safe.
  • Support for the overall feature will not be dropped, though details may change.
  • The schema and/or semantics of objects may change in incompatible ways in a subsequent beta or stable release. When this happens, we will provide instructions for migrating to the next version. This may require deleting, editing, and re-creating API objects. The editing process may require some thought. This may require downtime for applications that rely on the feature.
  • Recommended for only non-business-critical uses because of potential for incompatible changes in subsequent releases. If you have multiple clusters that can be upgraded independently, you may be able to relax this restriction.

A General Availability (GA) feature is also referred to as a stable feature. It means:

  • The feature is always enabled; you cannot disable it.
  • The corresponding feature gate is no longer needed.
  • Stable versions of features will appear in released software for many subsequent versions.

List of feature gates

Each feature gate is designed for enabling/disabling a specific feature:

  • APIListChunking: Enable the API clients to retrieve (LIST or GET) resources from API server in chunks.
  • APIPriorityAndFairness: Enable managing request concurrency with prioritization and fairness at each server. (Renamed from RequestManagement)
  • APIResponseCompression: Compress the API responses for LIST or GET requests.
  • APIServerIdentity: Assign each API server an ID in a cluster.
  • APIServerTracing: Add support for distributed tracing in the API server.
  • Accelerators: Provided an early form of plugin to enable Nvidia GPU support when using Docker Engine; no longer available. See Device Plugins for an alternative.
  • AdvancedAuditing: Enable advanced auditing
  • AffinityInAnnotations: Enable setting Pod affinity or anti-affinity.
  • AllowExtTrafficLocalEndpoints: Enable a service to route external requests to node local endpoints.
  • AllowInsecureBackendProxy: Enable the users to skip TLS verification of kubelets on Pod log requests.
  • AnyVolumeDataSource: Enable use of any custom resource as the DataSource of a PVC.
  • AppArmor: Enable use of AppArmor mandatory access control for Pods running on Linux nodes. See AppArmor Tutorial for more details.
  • AttachVolumeLimit: Enable volume plugins to report limits on number of volumes that can be attached to a node. See dynamic volume limits for more details.
  • BalanceAttachedNodeVolumes: Include volume count on node to be considered for balanced resource allocation while scheduling. A node which has closer CPU, memory utilization, and volume count is favored by the scheduler while making decisions.
  • BlockVolume: Enable the definition and consumption of raw block devices in Pods. See Raw Block Volume Support for more details.
  • BoundServiceAccountTokenVolume: Migrate ServiceAccount volumes to use a projected volume consisting of a ServiceAccountTokenVolumeProjection. Cluster admins can use metric serviceaccount_stale_tokens_total to monitor workloads that are depending on the extended tokens. If there are no such workloads, turn off extended tokens by starting kube-apiserver with flag --service-account-extend-token-expiration=false. Check Bound Service Account Tokens for more details.
  • ControllerManagerLeaderMigration: Enables Leader Migration for kube-controller-manager and cloud-controller-manager which allows a cluster operator to live migrate controllers from the kube-controller-manager into an external controller-manager (e.g. the cloud-controller-manager) in an HA cluster without downtime.
  • CPUManager: Enable container level CPU affinity support, see CPU Management Policies.
  • CPUManagerPolicyAlphaOptions: This allows fine-tuning of CPUManager policies, experimental, Alpha-quality options This feature gate guards a group of CPUManager options whose quality level is alpha. This feature gate will never graduate to beta or stable.
  • CPUManagerPolicyBetaOptions: This allows fine-tuning of CPUManager policies, experimental, Beta-quality options This feature gate guards a group of CPUManager options whose quality level is beta. This feature gate will never graduate to stable.
  • CPUManagerPolicyOptions: Allow fine-tuning of CPUManager policies.
  • CRIContainerLogRotation: Enable container log rotation for CRI container runtime. The default max size of a log file is 10MB and the default max number of log files allowed for a container is 5. These values can be configured in the kubelet config. See logging at node level for more details.
  • CSIBlockVolume: Enable external CSI volume drivers to support block storage. See csi raw block volume support for more details.
  • CSIDriverRegistry: Enable all logic related to the CSIDriver API object in
  • CSIInlineVolume: Enable CSI Inline volumes support for pods.
  • CSIMigration: Enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from in-tree plugins to corresponding pre-installed CSI plugins
  • CSIMigrationAWS: Enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the AWS-EBS in-tree plugin to EBS CSI plugin. Supports falling back to in-tree EBS plugin for mount operations to nodes that have the feature disabled or that do not have EBS CSI plugin installed and configured. Does not support falling back for provision operations, for those the CSI plugin must be installed and configured.
  • CSIMigrationAWSComplete: Stops registering the EBS in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers and enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the AWS-EBS in-tree plugin to EBS CSI plugin. Requires CSIMigration and CSIMigrationAWS feature flags enabled and EBS CSI plugin installed and configured on all nodes in the cluster. This flag has been deprecated in favor of the InTreePluginAWSUnregister feature flag which prevents the registration of in-tree EBS plugin.
  • CSIMigrationAzureDisk: Enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the Azure-Disk in-tree plugin to AzureDisk CSI plugin. Supports falling back to in-tree AzureDisk plugin for mount operations to nodes that have the feature disabled or that do not have AzureDisk CSI plugin installed and configured. Does not support falling back for provision operations, for those the CSI plugin must be installed and configured. Requires CSIMigration feature flag enabled.
  • CSIMigrationAzureDiskComplete: Stops registering the Azure-Disk in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers and enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the Azure-Disk in-tree plugin to AzureDisk CSI plugin. Requires CSIMigration and CSIMigrationAzureDisk feature flags enabled and AzureDisk CSI plugin installed and configured on all nodes in the cluster. This flag has been deprecated in favor of the InTreePluginAzureDiskUnregister feature flag which prevents the registration of in-tree AzureDisk plugin.
  • CSIMigrationAzureFile: Enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the Azure-File in-tree plugin to AzureFile CSI plugin. Supports falling back to in-tree AzureFile plugin for mount operations to nodes that have the feature disabled or that do not have AzureFile CSI plugin installed and configured. Does not support falling back for provision operations, for those the CSI plugin must be installed and configured. Requires CSIMigration feature flag enabled.
  • CSIMigrationAzureFileComplete: Stops registering the Azure-File in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers and enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the Azure-File in-tree plugin to AzureFile CSI plugin. Requires CSIMigration and CSIMigrationAzureFile feature flags enabled and AzureFile CSI plugin installed and configured on all nodes in the cluster. This flag has been deprecated in favor of the InTreePluginAzureFileUnregister feature flag which prevents the registration of in-tree AzureFile plugin.
  • CSIMigrationGCE: Enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the GCE-PD in-tree plugin to PD CSI plugin. Supports falling back to in-tree GCE plugin for mount operations to nodes that have the feature disabled or that do not have PD CSI plugin installed and configured. Does not support falling back for provision operations, for those the CSI plugin must be installed and configured. Requires CSIMigration feature flag enabled.
  • CSIMigrationGCEComplete: Stops registering the GCE-PD in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers and enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the GCE-PD in-tree plugin to PD CSI plugin. Requires CSIMigration and CSIMigrationGCE feature flags enabled and PD CSI plugin installed and configured on all nodes in the cluster. This flag has been deprecated in favor of the InTreePluginGCEUnregister feature flag which prevents the registration of in-tree GCE PD plugin.
  • CSIMigrationOpenStack: Enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the Cinder in-tree plugin to Cinder CSI plugin. Supports falling back to in-tree Cinder plugin for mount operations to nodes that have the feature disabled or that do not have Cinder CSI plugin installed and configured. Does not support falling back for provision operations, for those the CSI plugin must be installed and configured. Requires CSIMigration feature flag enabled.
  • CSIMigrationOpenStackComplete: Stops registering the Cinder in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers and enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the Cinder in-tree plugin to Cinder CSI plugin. Requires CSIMigration and CSIMigrationOpenStack feature flags enabled and Cinder CSI plugin installed and configured on all nodes in the cluster. This flag has been deprecated in favor of the InTreePluginOpenStackUnregister feature flag which prevents the registration of in-tree openstack cinder plugin.
  • csiMigrationRBD: Enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the RBD in-tree plugin to Ceph RBD CSI plugin. Requires CSIMigration and csiMigrationRBD feature flags enabled and Ceph CSI plugin installed and configured in the cluster. This flag has been deprecated in favor of the InTreePluginRBDUnregister feature flag which prevents the registration of in-tree RBD plugin.
  • CSIMigrationvSphere: Enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the vSphere in-tree plugin to vSphere CSI plugin. Supports falling back to in-tree vSphere plugin for mount operations to nodes that have the feature disabled or that do not have vSphere CSI plugin installed and configured. Does not support falling back for provision operations, for those the CSI plugin must be installed and configured. Requires CSIMigration feature flag enabled.
  • CSIMigrationvSphereComplete: Stops registering the vSphere in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers and enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the vSphere in-tree plugin to vSphere CSI plugin. Requires CSIMigration and CSIMigrationvSphere feature flags enabled and vSphere CSI plugin installed and configured on all nodes in the cluster. This flag has been deprecated in favor of the InTreePluginvSphereUnregister feature flag which prevents the registration of in-tree vsphere plugin.
  • CSIMigrationPortworx: Enables shims and translation logic to route volume operations from the Portworx in-tree plugin to Portworx CSI plugin. Requires Portworx CSI driver to be installed and configured in the cluster.
  • CSINodeInfo: Enable all logic related to the CSINodeInfo API object in
  • CSIPersistentVolume: Enable discovering and mounting volumes provisioned through a CSI (Container Storage Interface) compatible volume plugin.
  • CSIServiceAccountToken: Enable CSI drivers to receive the pods' service account token that they mount volumes for. See Token Requests.
  • CSIStorageCapacity: Enables CSI drivers to publish storage capacity information and the Kubernetes scheduler to use that information when scheduling pods. See Storage Capacity. Check the csi volume type documentation for more details.
  • CSIVolumeFSGroupPolicy: Allows CSIDrivers to use the fsGroupPolicy field. This field controls whether volumes created by a CSIDriver support volume ownership and permission modifications when these volumes are mounted.
  • CSIVolumeHealth: Enable support for CSI volume health monitoring on node.
  • CSRDuration: Allows clients to request a duration for certificates issued via the Kubernetes CSR API.
  • ConfigurableFSGroupPolicy: Allows user to configure volume permission change policy for fsGroups when mounting a volume in a Pod. See Configure volume permission and ownership change policy for Pods for more details.
  • ContextualLogging: When you enable this feature gate, Kubernetes components that support contextual logging add extra detail to log output.
  • ControllerManagerLeaderMigration: Enables leader migration for kube-controller-manager and cloud-controller-manager.
  • CronJobControllerV2: Use an alternative implementation of the CronJob controller. Otherwise, version 1 of the same controller is selected.
  • CronJobTimeZone: Allow the use of the timeZone optional field in CronJobs
  • CustomCPUCFSQuotaPeriod: Enable nodes to change cpuCFSQuotaPeriod in kubelet config.
  • CustomResourceValidationExpressions: Enable expression language validation in CRD which will validate customer resource based on validation rules written in the x-kubernetes-validations extension.
  • CustomPodDNS: Enable customizing the DNS settings for a Pod using its dnsConfig property. Check Pod's DNS Config for more details.
  • CustomResourceDefaulting: Enable CRD support for default values in OpenAPI v3 validation schemas.
  • CustomResourcePublishOpenAPI: Enables publishing of CRD OpenAPI specs.
  • CustomResourceSubresources: Enable /status and /scale subresources on resources created from CustomResourceDefinition.
  • CustomResourceValidation: Enable schema based validation on resources created from CustomResourceDefinition.
  • CustomResourceWebhookConversion: Enable webhook-based conversion on resources created from CustomResourceDefinition.
  • DaemonSetUpdateSurge: Enables the DaemonSet workloads to maintain availability during update per node. See Perform a Rolling Update on a DaemonSet.
  • DefaultPodTopologySpread: Enables the use of PodTopologySpread scheduling plugin to do default spreading.
  • DelegateFSGroupToCSIDriver: If supported by the CSI driver, delegates the role of applying fsGroup from a Pod's securityContext to the driver by passing fsGroup through the NodeStageVolume and NodePublishVolume CSI calls.
  • DevicePlugins: Enable the device-plugins based resource provisioning on nodes.
  • DisableAcceleratorUsageMetrics: Disable accelerator metrics collected by the kubelet.
  • DisableCloudProviders: Disables any functionality in kube-apiserver, kube-controller-manager and kubelet related to the --cloud-provider component flag.
  • DisableKubeletCloudCredentialProviders: Disable the in-tree functionality in kubelet to authenticate to a cloud provider container registry for image pull credentials.
  • DownwardAPIHugePages: Enables usage of hugepages in downward API.
  • DryRun: Enable server-side dry run requests so that validation, merging, and mutation can be tested without committing.
  • DynamicAuditing: Used to enable dynamic auditing before v1.19.
  • DynamicKubeletConfig: Enable the dynamic configuration of kubelet. The feature is no longer supported outside of supported skew policy. The feature gate was removed from kubelet in 1.24. See Reconfigure kubelet.
  • DynamicProvisioningScheduling: Extend the default scheduler to be aware of volume topology and handle PV provisioning. This feature is superseded by the VolumeScheduling feature completely in v1.12.
  • DynamicVolumeProvisioning: Enable the dynamic provisioning of persistent volumes to Pods.
  • EfficientWatchResumption: Allows for storage-originated bookmark (progress notify) events to be delivered to the users. This is only applied to watch operations.
  • EnableAggregatedDiscoveryTimeout: Enable the five second timeout on aggregated discovery calls.
  • EnableEquivalenceClassCache: Enable the scheduler to cache equivalence of nodes when scheduling Pods.
  • EndpointSlice: Enables EndpointSlices for more scalable and extensible network endpoints. See Enabling EndpointSlices.
  • EndpointSliceNodeName: Enables EndpointSlice nodeName field.
  • EndpointSliceProxying: When enabled, kube-proxy running on Linux will use EndpointSlices as the primary data source instead of Endpoints, enabling scalability and performance improvements. See Enabling Endpoint Slices.
  • EndpointSliceTerminatingCondition: Enables EndpointSlice terminating and serving condition fields.
  • EphemeralContainers: Enable the ability to add ephemeral containers to running pods.
  • EvenPodsSpread: Enable pods to be scheduled evenly across topology domains. See Pod Topology Spread Constraints.
  • ExecProbeTimeout: Ensure kubelet respects exec probe timeouts. This feature gate exists in case any of your existing workloads depend on a now-corrected fault where Kubernetes ignored exec probe timeouts. See readiness probes.
  • ExpandCSIVolumes: Enable the expanding of CSI volumes.
  • ExpandedDNSConfig: Enable kubelet and kube-apiserver to allow more DNS search paths and longer list of DNS search paths. This feature requires container runtime support(Containerd: v1.5.6 or higher, CRI-O: v1.22 or higher). See Expanded DNS Configuration.
  • ExpandInUsePersistentVolumes: Enable expanding in-use PVCs. See Resizing an in-use PersistentVolumeClaim.
  • ExpandPersistentVolumes: Enable the expanding of persistent volumes. See Expanding Persistent Volumes Claims.
  • ExperimentalCriticalPodAnnotation: Enable annotating specific pods as critical so that their scheduling is guaranteed. This feature is deprecated by Pod Priority and Preemption as of v1.13.
  • ExperimentalHostUserNamespaceDefaulting: Enabling the defaulting user namespace to host. This is for containers that are using other host namespaces, host mounts, or containers that are privileged or using specific non-namespaced capabilities (e.g. MKNODE, SYS_MODULE etc.). This should only be enabled if user namespace remapping is enabled in the Docker daemon.
  • ExternalPolicyForExternalIP: Fix a bug where ExternalTrafficPolicy is not applied to Service ExternalIPs.
  • GCERegionalPersistentDisk: Enable the regional PD feature on GCE.
  • GenericEphemeralVolume: Enables ephemeral, inline volumes that support all features of normal volumes (can be provided by third-party storage vendors, storage capacity tracking, restore from snapshot, etc.). See Ephemeral Volumes.
  • GracefulNodeShutdown: Enables support for graceful shutdown in kubelet. During a system shutdown, kubelet will attempt to detect the shutdown event and gracefully terminate pods running on the node. See Graceful Node Shutdown for more details.
  • GracefulNodeShutdownBasedOnPodPriority: Enables the kubelet to check Pod priorities when shutting down a node gracefully.
  • GRPCContainerProbe: Enables the gRPC probe method for {Liveness,Readiness,Startup}Probe. See Configure Liveness, Readiness and Startup Probes.
  • HonorPVReclaimPolicy: Honor persistent volume reclaim policy when it is Delete irrespective of PV-PVC deletion ordering. For more details, check the PersistentVolume deletion protection finalizer documentation.
  • HPAContainerMetrics: Enable the HorizontalPodAutoscaler to scale based on metrics from individual containers in target pods.
  • HPAScaleToZero: Enables setting minReplicas to 0 for HorizontalPodAutoscaler resources when using custom or external metrics.
  • HugePages: Enable the allocation and consumption of pre-allocated huge pages.
  • HugePageStorageMediumSize: Enable support for multiple sizes pre-allocated huge pages.
  • HyperVContainer: Enable Hyper-V isolation for Windows containers.
  • IdentifyPodOS: Allows the Pod OS field to be specified. This helps in identifying the OS of the pod authoritatively during the API server admission time. In Kubernetes 1.24, the allowed values for the are windows and linux.
  • ImmutableEphemeralVolumes: Allows for marking individual Secrets and ConfigMaps as immutable for better safety and performance.
  • IndexedJob: Allows the Job controller to manage Pod completions per completion index.
  • IngressClassNamespacedParams: Allow namespace-scoped parameters reference in IngressClass resource. This feature adds two fields - Scope and Namespace to IngressClass.spec.parameters.
  • Initializers: Allow asynchronous coordination of object creation using the Initializers admission plugin.
  • InTreePluginAWSUnregister: Stops registering the aws-ebs in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers.
  • InTreePluginAzureDiskUnregister: Stops registering the azuredisk in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers.
  • InTreePluginAzureFileUnregister: Stops registering the azurefile in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers.
  • InTreePluginGCEUnregister: Stops registering the gce-pd in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers.
  • InTreePluginOpenStackUnregister: Stops registering the OpenStack cinder in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers.
  • InTreePluginPortworxUnregister: Stops registering the Portworx in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers.
  • InTreePluginRBDUnregister: Stops registering the RBD in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers.
  • InTreePluginvSphereUnregister: Stops registering the vSphere in-tree plugin in kubelet and volume controllers.
  • IPv6DualStack: Enable dual stack support for IPv6.
  • JobMutableNodeSchedulingDirectives: Allows updating node scheduling directives in the pod template of Job.
  • JobReadyPods: Enables tracking the number of Pods that have a Ready condition. The count of Ready pods is recorded in the status of a Job status.
  • JobTrackingWithFinalizers: Enables tracking Job completions without relying on Pods remaining in the cluster indefinitely. The Job controller uses Pod finalizers and a field in the Job status to keep track of the finished Pods to count towards completion.
  • KubeletConfigFile: Enable loading kubelet configuration from a file specified using a config file. See setting kubelet parameters via a config file for more details.
  • KubeletCredentialProviders: Enable kubelet exec credential providers for image pull credentials.
  • KubeletInUserNamespace: Enables support for running kubelet in a user namespace. See Running Kubernetes Node Components as a Non-root User.
  • KubeletPluginsWatcher: Enable probe-based plugin watcher utility to enable kubelet to discover plugins such as CSI volume drivers.
  • KubeletPodResources: Enable the kubelet's pod resources gRPC endpoint. See Support Device Monitoring for more details.
  • KubeletPodResourcesGetAllocatable: Enable the kubelet's pod resources GetAllocatableResources functionality. This API augments the resource allocation reporting with informations about the allocatable resources, enabling clients to properly track the free compute resources on a node.
  • LegacyNodeRoleBehavior: When disabled, legacy behavior in service load balancers and node disruption will ignore the label in favor of the feature-specific labels provided by NodeDisruptionExclusion and ServiceNodeExclusion.
  • LegacyServiceAccountTokenNoAutoGeneration: Stop auto-generation of Secret-based service account tokens.
  • LocalStorageCapacityIsolation: Enable the consumption of local ephemeral storage and also the sizeLimit property of an emptyDir volume.
  • LocalStorageCapacityIsolationFSQuotaMonitoring: When LocalStorageCapacityIsolation is enabled for local ephemeral storage and the backing filesystem for emptyDir volumes supports project quotas and they are enabled, use project quotas to monitor emptyDir volume storage consumption rather than filesystem walk for better performance and accuracy.
  • LogarithmicScaleDown: Enable semi-random selection of pods to evict on controller scaledown based on logarithmic bucketing of pod timestamps.
  • MaxUnavailableStatefulSet: Enables setting the maxUnavailable field for the rolling update strategy of a StatefulSet. The field specifies the maximum number of Pods that can be unavailable during the update.
  • MemoryManager: Allows setting memory affinity for a container based on NUMA topology.
  • MemoryQoS: Enable memory protection and usage throttle on pod / container using cgroup v2 memory controller.
  • MinDomainsInPodTopologySpread: Enable minDomains in Pod topology spread constraints.
  • MixedProtocolLBService: Enable using different protocols in the same LoadBalancer type Service instance.
  • MountContainers: Enable using utility containers on host as the volume mounter.
  • MountPropagation: Enable sharing volume mounted by one container to other containers or pods. For more details, please see mount propagation.
  • NamespaceDefaultLabelName: Configure the API Server to set an immutable label on all namespaces, containing the namespace name.
  • NetworkPolicyEndPort: Enable use of the field endPort in NetworkPolicy objects, allowing the selection of a port range instead of a single port.
  • NetworkPolicyStatus: Enable the status subresource for NetworkPolicy objects.
  • NodeDisruptionExclusion: Enable use of the Node label which prevents nodes from being evacuated during zone failures.
  • NodeLease: Enable the new Lease API to report node heartbeats, which could be used as a node health signal.
  • NodeOutOfServiceVolumeDetach: When a Node is marked out-of-service using the taint, Pods on the node will be forcefully deleted if they can not tolerate this taint, and the volume detach operations for Pods terminating on the node will happen immediately. The deleted Pods can recover quickly on different nodes.
  • NodeSwap: Enable the kubelet to allocate swap memory for Kubernetes workloads on a node. Must be used with KubeletConfiguration.failSwapOn set to false. For more details, please see swap memory
  • NonPreemptingPriority: Enable preemptionPolicy field for PriorityClass and Pod.
  • OpenAPIEnums: Enables populating "enum" fields of OpenAPI schemas in the spec returned from the API server.
  • OpenAPIV3: Enables the API server to publish OpenAPI v3.
  • PodDeletionCost: Enable the Pod Deletion Cost feature which allows users to influence ReplicaSet downscaling order.
  • PersistentLocalVolumes: Enable the usage of local volume type in Pods. Pod affinity has to be specified if requesting a local volume.
  • PodAndContainerStatsFromCRI: Configure the kubelet to gather container and pod stats from the CRI container runtime rather than gathering them from cAdvisor.
  • PodDisruptionBudget: Enable the PodDisruptionBudget feature.
  • PodAffinityNamespaceSelector: Enable the Pod Affinity Namespace Selector and CrossNamespacePodAffinity quota scope features.
  • PodOverhead: Enable the PodOverhead feature to account for pod overheads.
  • PodPriority: Enable the descheduling and preemption of Pods based on their priorities.
  • PodReadinessGates: Enable the setting of PodReadinessGate field for extending Pod readiness evaluation. See Pod readiness gate for more details.
  • PodSecurity: Enables the PodSecurity admission plugin.
  • PodShareProcessNamespace: Enable the setting of shareProcessNamespace in a Pod for sharing a single process namespace between containers running in a pod. More details can be found in Share Process Namespace between Containers in a Pod.
  • PreferNominatedNode: This flag tells the scheduler whether the nominated nodes will be checked first before looping through all the other nodes in the cluster.
  • ProbeTerminationGracePeriod: Enable setting probe-level terminationGracePeriodSeconds on pods. See the enhancement proposal for more details.
  • ProcMountType: Enables control over the type proc mounts for containers by setting the procMount field of a SecurityContext.
  • ProxyTerminatingEndpoints: Enable the kube-proxy to handle terminating endpoints when ExternalTrafficPolicy=Local.
  • PVCProtection: Enable the prevention of a PersistentVolumeClaim (PVC) from being deleted when it is still used by any Pod.
  • QOSReserved: Allows resource reservations at the QoS level preventing pods at lower QoS levels from bursting into resources requested at higher QoS levels (memory only for now).
  • ReadWriteOncePod: Enables the usage of ReadWriteOncePod PersistentVolume access mode.
  • RecoverVolumeExpansionFailure: Enables users to edit their PVCs to smaller sizes so as they can recover from previously issued volume expansion failures. See Recovering from Failure when Expanding Volumes for more details.
  • RemainingItemCount: Allow the API servers to show a count of remaining items in the response to a chunking list request.
  • RemoveSelfLink: Sets the .metadata.selfLink field to blank (empty string) for all objects and collections. This field has been deprecated since the Kubernetes v1.16 release. When this feature is enabled, the .metadata.selfLink field remains part of the Kubernetes API, but is always unset.
  • RequestManagement: Enables managing request concurrency with prioritization and fairness at each API server. Deprecated by APIPriorityAndFairness since 1.17.
  • ResourceLimitsPriorityFunction: Enable a scheduler priority function that assigns a lowest possible score of 1 to a node that satisfies at least one of the input Pod's cpu and memory limits. The intent is to break ties between nodes with same scores.
  • ResourceQuotaScopeSelectors: Enable resource quota scope selectors.
  • RootCAConfigMap: Configure the kube-controller-manager to publish a ConfigMap named kube-root-ca.crt to every namespace. This ConfigMap contains a CA bundle used for verifying connections to the kube-apiserver. See Bound Service Account Tokens for more details.
  • RotateKubeletClientCertificate: Enable the rotation of the client TLS certificate on the kubelet. See kubelet configuration for more details.
  • RotateKubeletServerCertificate: Enable the rotation of the server TLS certificate on the kubelet. See kubelet configuration for more details.
  • RunAsGroup: Enable control over the primary group ID set on the init processes of containers.
  • RuntimeClass: Enable the RuntimeClass feature for selecting container runtime configurations.
  • ScheduleDaemonSetPods: Enable DaemonSet Pods to be scheduled by the default scheduler instead of the DaemonSet controller.
  • SCTPSupport: Enables the SCTP protocol value in Pod, Service, Endpoints, EndpointSlice, and NetworkPolicy definitions.
  • SeccompDefault: Enables the use of RuntimeDefault as the default seccomp profile for all workloads. The seccomp profile is specified in the securityContext of a Pod and/or a Container.
  • SelectorIndex: Allows label and field based indexes in API server watch cache to accelerate list operations.
  • ServerSideApply: Enables the Sever Side Apply (SSA) feature on the API Server.
  • ServerSideFieldValidation: Enables server-side field validation. This means the validation of resource schema is performed at the API server side rather than the client side (for example, the kubectl create or kubectl apply command line).
  • ServiceAccountIssuerDiscovery: Enable OIDC discovery endpoints (issuer and JWKS URLs) for the service account issuer in the API server. See Configure Service Accounts for Pods for more details.
  • ServiceAppProtocol: Enables the appProtocol field on Services and Endpoints.
  • ServiceInternalTrafficPolicy: Enables the internalTrafficPolicy field on Services
  • ServiceLBNodePortControl: Enables the allocateLoadBalancerNodePorts field on Services.
  • ServiceLoadBalancerClass: Enables the loadBalancerClass field on Services. See Specifying class of load balancer implementation for more details.
  • ServiceLoadBalancerFinalizer: Enable finalizer protection for Service load balancers.
  • ServiceNodeExclusion: Enable the exclusion of nodes from load balancers created by a cloud provider. A node is eligible for exclusion if labelled with "".
  • ServiceTopology: Enable service to route traffic based upon the Node topology of the cluster. See ServiceTopology for more details.
  • ServiceIPStaticSubrange: Enables a strategy for Services ClusterIP allocations, whereby the ClusterIP range is subdivided. Dynamic allocated ClusterIP addresses will be allocated preferently from the upper range allowing users to assign static ClusterIPs from the lower range with a low risk of collision. See Avoiding collisions for more details.
  • SetHostnameAsFQDN: Enable the ability of setting Fully Qualified Domain Name(FQDN) as the hostname of a pod. See Pod's setHostnameAsFQDN field.
  • SizeMemoryBackedVolumes: Enable kubelets to determine the size limit for memory-backed volumes (mainly emptyDir volumes).
  • StartupProbe: Enable the startup probe in the kubelet.
  • StatefulSetMinReadySeconds: Allows minReadySeconds to be respected by the StatefulSet controller.
  • StorageObjectInUseProtection: Postpone the deletion of PersistentVolume or PersistentVolumeClaim objects if they are still being used.
  • StorageVersionAPI: Enable the storage version API.
  • StorageVersionHash: Allow API servers to expose the storage version hash in the discovery.
  • StreamingProxyRedirects: Instructs the API server to intercept (and follow) redirects from the backend (kubelet) for streaming requests. Examples of streaming requests include the exec, attach and port-forward requests.
  • SupportIPVSProxyMode: Enable providing in-cluster service load balancing using IPVS. See service proxies for more details.
  • SupportNodePidsLimit: Enable the support to limiting PIDs on the Node. The parameter pid=<number> in the --system-reserved and --kube-reserved options can be specified to ensure that the specified number of process IDs will be reserved for the system as a whole and for Kubernetes system daemons respectively.
  • SupportPodPidsLimit: Enable the support to limiting PIDs in Pods.
  • SuspendJob: Enable support to suspend and resume Jobs. See the Jobs docs for more details.
  • Sysctls: Enable support for namespaced kernel parameters (sysctls) that can be set for each pod. See sysctls for more details.
  • TTLAfterFinished: Allow a TTL controller to clean up resources after they finish execution.
  • TaintBasedEvictions: Enable evicting pods from nodes based on taints on Nodes and tolerations on Pods. See taints and tolerations for more details.
  • TaintNodesByCondition: Enable automatic tainting nodes based on node conditions.
  • TokenRequest: Enable the TokenRequest endpoint on service account resources.
  • TokenRequestProjection: Enable the injection of service account tokens into a Pod through a projected volume.
  • TopologyAwareHints: Enables topology aware routing based on topology hints in EndpointSlices. See Topology Aware Hints for more details.
  • TopologyManager: Enable a mechanism to coordinate fine-grained hardware resource assignments for different components in Kubernetes. See Control Topology Management Policies on a node.
  • ValidateProxyRedirects: This flag controls whether the API server should validate that redirects are only followed to the same host. Only used if the StreamingProxyRedirects flag is enabled.
  • VolumeCapacityPriority: Enable support for prioritizing nodes in different topologies based on available PV capacity.
  • VolumePVCDataSource: Enable support for specifying an existing PVC as a DataSource.
  • VolumeScheduling: Enable volume topology aware scheduling and make the PersistentVolumeClaim (PVC) binding aware of scheduling decisions. It also enables the usage of local volume type when used together with the PersistentLocalVolumes feature gate.
  • VolumeSnapshotDataSource: Enable volume snapshot data source support.
  • VolumeSubpath: Allow mounting a subpath of a volume in a container.
  • VolumeSubpathEnvExpansion: Enable subPathExpr field for expanding environment variables into a subPath.
  • WarningHeaders: Allow sending warning headers in API responses.
  • WatchBookmark: Enable support for watch bookmark events.
  • WinDSR: Allows kube-proxy to create DSR loadbalancers for Windows.
  • WinOverlay: Allows kube-proxy to run in overlay mode for Windows.
  • WindowsEndpointSliceProxying: When enabled, kube-proxy running on Windows will use EndpointSlices as the primary data source instead of Endpoints, enabling scalability and performance improvements. See Enabling Endpoint Slices.
  • WindowsGMSA: Enables passing of GMSA credential specs from pods to container runtimes.
  • WindowsHostProcessContainers: Enables support for Windows HostProcess containers.
  • WindowsRunAsUserName : Enable support for running applications in Windows containers with as a non-default user. See Configuring RunAsUserName for more details.

What's next

  • The deprecation policy for Kubernetes explains the project's approach to removing features and components.
  • Since Kubernetes 1.24, new beta APIs are not enabled by default. When enabling a beta feature, you will also need to enable any associated API resources. For example, to enable a particular resource like, set See API Versioning for more details on the command line flags.
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