Kubernetes limitations on Windows

Windows Server containers support comes with a set of limitations that constantly change as each new version of Kubernetes is released and new releases of Windows Server arrive. Generally, from a Kubernetes API Server and kubelet perspective, in heterogeneous (hybrid) Linux/Windows Kubernetes clusters, the containers on Windows behave almost the same as Linux containers. However, there are some key differences in the details. First, let's take a look at some high-level, major limitations:

  • Windows machines can only join the cluster as worker nodes. There is no possibility and no plans for running master components on Windows.
  • Windows Server 1809 or 2019 is the minimal requirement for the OS on worker nodes. ...

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