System Requirements for KOTS Apps

This page describes the system requirements for executing and installing KOTS applications. The requirements for command-line-interfaces (such as the Vendor CLI and the KOTS CLI) are described separately, and are not subject to these requirements.

Kubernetes Version Compatibility

Each release of KOTS maintains compatability with the current Kubernetes version, and the 2 most recent versions. This includes support against all patch releases of the corrersponding Kubernetes version.

KOTS Version Release Date Kubernetes Compatibility
1.11 01-22-20 1.17, 1.16, and 1.15
1.12 02-04-20 1.17, 1.16, and 1.15

Embedded Cluster Installation Requirements

KOTS leverages kURL to embed a new Kubernetes cluster into existing machines. As such, any embedded installation includes additional system requirements (see kURL System Requirements).