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Version: v4.1.x

Release Notes

December 1, 2023 - Release 4.1.12

This release contains minor bug fixes.

Bug Fixes

  • An issue with downloading the backup manifest has been resolved. Palette now allows the backup manifest to be downloaded by the host cluster at 1-minute intervals.

  • The issue with virtual cluster deployments failing when the cluster group's hosts used a proxy has been resolved.

  • An issue with EKS cluster creation failing when VPC subnets with the AWS setting Auto Assign Public IP set to false has been resolved.

  • The issue that caused Private Cloud Gateway (PCG) to receive the repave warning message when no repave was required has been resolved.

  • A bug that was introduced in Palette 4.1.7 related to image swamp containers failing to start has been resolved.

  • AWS clusters using Cilium CNI experiencing issues when applying a taint to a node has been resolved.

  • An issue that caused clusters to cycle between the status Healthy and Unhealthy every 30 minutes has been resolved.

  • The issue with AWS clusters using IAM Roles for Service Accounts (IRSA) failing to deploy has been resolved.

  • The issue with new or repaved vSphere cluster nodes not honoring provided Network Time Protocol (NTP) server settings have been resolved.

  • Edge hosts can now be upgraded from Palette version 4.1.2 to 4.1.4 without experiencing node repaves and unexpected reboots.

November 7, 2023 - Release 4.1.9

This release contains the following minor bug fixes related to protected Helm Chart and Open Container Initiative (OCI) registries.

Bug Fixes

  • An issue where Palette was displaying the UID of protected Helm Chart and Open Container Initiative (OCI) registries instead of the expected registry name is now corrected.

  • The issue is fixed where Palette did not allow Helm charts from private or protected Helm Chart and OCI registries to be attached to cluster profiles.

  • An issue is fixed where Palette did not display packs for selection when they belonged to a protected Helm Chart registry, preventing cluster profile creation.

October 22, 2023 - Release 4.1.0

Palette 4.1.0 introduces several new features and enhancements to the platform. New features, such as static IP address for Edge hosts and node repavement warnings, are designed to continue to help you manage Kubernetes clusters with confidence. The new built-in notification system for our SaaS platform is another addition designed to help you stay up-to-date with announcements and changes by bringing the news directly to you.

Check out the following sections to learn about all the new features and improvements introduced in this release.


Breaking Changes

  • API key values are no longer displayed in Palette. Palette will continue supporting existing API keys but not reveal the key value. Moving forward, Palette will not store the API key value in the database but instead retain metadata about the key. Ensure you store the API key value in a secure location after its creation, as the value will not be retrievable from Palette. To learn more about API keys, refer to the API Key documentation.


  • Support for encrypting the root volume of EKS host clusters is now available. You can enable this feature when creating a host cluster.
  • MAAS clusters can now be assigned tags so Palette can deploy nodes onto the MAAS machines matching the provided tags. Refer to the Create and Manage MAAS Clusters to learn more about deploying MAAS clusters.
  • Self-hosted Palette installations, and Private Cloud Gateway (PCG), now support the ability to control the node affinity for the internal Palette components for VMware vSphere target clusters. You can configure the Palette Enterprise, or PCG cluster to deploy all internal component pods on control plane nodes. This is an option you enable during the install.
  • Palette, in a multi-SaaS environment, has been updated with a new feature that allows you and your team to receive platform notifications. This feature will keep you informed of any upcoming changes, news, or releases related to Palette. Additionally, you can now access product information and more through the new widget located in the bottom right corner of the Palette user interface.
  • The enhanced pack experience introduced in Palette 4.0.0 for add-on packs is now available to all packs.
  • When creating an AWS EKS cluster, you can now configure the public and private CIDR ranges allowed to communicate to the cluster's Kubernetes API servers. In the past users could only configure the public CIDR range.
  • Palette now displays a warning message when you are about to trigger an action from the UI that will cause nodes to repave. Use these warnings to avoid triggering a node repave when it is not desired.
  • You can now configure auto upgrade channels for Azure AKS clusters. Refer to the Azure Architecture documentation for more information.

Deprecations and Removals

  • The support widget previously used in Palette SaaS environments to create support tickets has been replaced with a new and improved widget. Use the new widget to create support tickets, access the Palette documentation, and more.

Known Issues

  • When conducting OS Patching, sometimes the patching process can time out and fail. This issue is due to some OS patches requiring GRUB packages. GRUB updates often require user prompts, and if a user prompt is required during the OS patching process, the patching process will fail. Refer to the Nodes and Clusters for guidance on resolving this issue.



  • Edge hosts can now be configured with static IP addresses when added to an Edge cluster. You can configure the default gateway, DNS servers, IP address, and the subnet mask for the host.


  • Palette now supports etcd backup snapshots of each etcd member in the host cluster. You can use these snapshots to recover a host cluster.

Known Issues

  • Single node Edge clusters using RKE2 versions 1.24.6, 1.25.2,1.26.4, and 1.27.2 are experiencing issues during reboots and upgrades. Use instead RKE2 versions 1.25.13, 1.26.8, and 1.27.5 when creating single node Edge clusters. These issues are absent in multi-node Edge clusters.

Palette Dev Engine (PDE)


  • You can now select a different Kubernetes distribution when creating a cluster group. The two supported distributions are Kubernetes and K3s. To learn more about cluster groups, refer to the Cluster Groups documentation.
  • Cluster groups can now be configured with default add-on profiles. All virtual clusters deployed in the cluster group will automatically install the add-on profiles. These add-on profiles defined at the cluster group allow administrators to enforce a set of add-on profiles to act as a base for all virtual clusters. To learn more about cluster groups, refer to the Cluster Groups documentation.

Virtual Machine Orchestrator (VMO)


  • The default VMO virtual machine templates contain several new enhancements that help improve the virtual machine lifecycle and availability.

  • The VMO pack now contains all the required dependencies for Kubevirt. In the past, you had to install the dependencies manually.



  • Palette VerteX now supports the deployment of Azure IaaS clusters. Refer to the Supported Platforms documentation information about the supported platforms.

  • Palette VerteX installations now support the ability to control the node affinity for the Palette components. You can configure the Palette Enterprise cluster to deploy all internal component pods on control plane nodes. To learn more about this feature, refer to the VerteX documentation.


  • The use of non-FIPS compliant packs is now supported. Prior versions of VerteX allowed non-FIPS packs for add-on packs. This change now allows non-FIPS packs for all packs. Check out the Use non-FIPS Packs


Docs and Education

  • The Palette documentation website has undergone a significant upgrade, improving content navigation and search experiences and adding new documentation features that enhance the reader experience.

  • Content versioning is now supported. You can now view the documentation for a specific version of Palette.



PackNew Version
Edge RKE21.27.5
Edge RKE21.26.2
Edge RKE21.25.13
Kubernetes GKE1.27.5
Kubernetes GKE1.26.8
Kubernetes GKE1.25.13
Palette eXtended Kubernetes (PXK)1.28.2
Palette eXtended Kubernetes (PXK)1.27.5
Palette eXtended Kubernetes (PXK)1.26.8
Palette eXtended Kubernetes (PXK)1.25.13
Palette eXtended Kubernetes - Edge (PXK-E)1.27.5
Palette eXtended Kubernetes - Edge (PXK-E)1.26.8
Palette eXtended Kubernetes - Edge (PXK-E)1.25.13


PackNew Version


PackNew Version
Azure CSI Driver1.28.3
Longhorn CSI1.5.1
RookCeph CSI1.11.9

Add-on Packs

PackNew Version
AWS ALB2.6.0
Calico Network Policy3.26.1
Cilium Tetragon0.10.0
External DNS0.13.5
External Secrets Operator0.9.4
Kong Ingress2.26.5
Nginx Ingress1.8.1

FIPS Packs

PackNew Version
Cilium CNI OSS1.13.4

Community Packs

PackNew Version
AppDynamics Collector1.14.714
AppDynamics Collector1.14.168
AppDynamics Collector1.13.684

Pack Notes

  • ngrok published a documentation page where you can learn more about their ingress pack and how to use it. You can review their contribution by visiting the ngrok documentation page.

Deprecations and Removals