For information on which versions of Deckhouse are available on which release channels as well as the planned date of the version update for a particular release channel, visit website.

Clusters, as infrastructure elements, usually have to meet various requirements.

A production cluster, unlike a development one, has higher requirements for reliability. In a production cluster, frequent component updates and changes are undesirable. All the cluster components must be thoroughly tested for stable and reliable operation.

Deckhouse uses five release channels which you can soft-switch between using the deckhouse module: just specify the desired release channel in the module configuration.

Note! The cluster does not use any release channel.

Rock Solid
The most stable release channel and recommended for usage in critical environments with tight SLA
Is mostly safe and we encourage you to use this version everywhere
Early Access
Recommended release channel. Is mostly safe and can be used in non-critical environments or for local development
For more broad testing of new features to catch regressions
The least stable release channel but with the most frequent appearance of new versions. Can bring new features but can be unstable.