Upgrading from 2.11 to 2.12

Helm Charts


Kubermatic 2.12 ships with cert-manager 0.10, which changed the api versions for its manifests. This requires manual intervention and a short time frame where no certificates can be created when upgrading. Before upgrading, create a backup of all cert-manager resources (certificates, issuers, …) because their CRDs will have to be recreated.

After creating the backup, delete the cert-manager chart, delete the CRDs and re-install the chart (which also re-installs the CRDs):

helm --tiller-namespace kubermatic-installer delete --purge cert-manager
kubectl get crd | awk '/certmanager/ {print $1}' | xargs kubectl delete crd

cd kubermatic-installer/charts/cert-manager
helm --tiller-namespace kubermatic-installer upgrade --install --namespace cert-manager --values YOUR_VALUES_YAML_HERE cert-manager .


The default backup schedules for the monitoring, logging and minio namespaces have been removed. In order to continue these backups, dump the schedules and re-import them after updating the Helm chart like so:

kubectl -n velero get schedules.velero.io -o yaml > schedules.yaml
helm --tiller-namespace kubermatic-installer upgrade --install --namespace velero --values YOUR_VALUES_YAML_HERE velero config/backup/velero
kubectl apply -f schedules.yaml

This change does not affect user cluster etcds, which are stilled backed up regularly.