Release Notes for 2.0.0

KubeSphere 2.0.0 was released on May 18th, 2019.

What’s New in 2.0.0

Component Upgrades

  • Support Kubernetes Kubernetes 1.13.5
  • Integrate¬†QingCloud Cloud Controller. After installing load balancer, QingCloud load balancer can be created through¬†KubeSphere console and the backend workload is bound automatically.¬†
  • Integrate¬†QingStor CSI v0.3.0 storage plugin and support physical NeonSAN storage system. Support SAN storage service with high availability and high performance.
  • Integrate¬†QingCloud CSI v0.2.1¬†storage plugin and support many types of volume to create QingCloud block services.
  • Harbor is upgraded to 1.7.5.
  • GitLab is upgraded to 11.8.1.
  • Prometheus is upgraded to 2.5.0.

Microservice Governance

  • Integrate¬†Istio 1.1.1 and support visualization of service mesh management.
  • Enable the access to the project’s external websites and the¬†application traffic governance.
  • Provide built-in sample microservice¬†Bookinfo Application.
  • Support traffic governance.
  • Support traffic images.
  • Provide load balancing of¬†microservice based on Istio.
  • Support canary release.
  • Enable blue-green deployment.
  • Enable circuit breaking.
  • Enable microservice tracing.

DevOps (CI/CD Pipeline)

  • CI/CD pipeline provides email notification and supports the email notification during construction.
  • Enhance CI/CD graphical editing pipelines, and more pipelines for common plugins and execution conditions.
  • Provide source code vulnerability scanning based on¬†SonarQube 7.4.
  • Support¬†Source to Image¬†feature.


  • Provide¬†Kubernetes component independent monitoring page including¬†etcd, kube-apiserver and kube-scheduler.
  • Optimize several monitoring algorithm.
  • Optimize monitoring resources. Reduce¬†Prometheus storage and the disk usage up to 80%.


  • Provide unified log console in terms of tenant.
  • Enable accurate and fuzzy retrieval.
  • Support real-time and history logs.
  • Support combined log¬†query based on namespace, workload, Pod, container, key words and time limit.¬†¬†
  • Support¬†detail page of single and direct logs. Pods and containers can be switched.
  • FluentBit Operator¬†supports logging gathering settings:¬†ElasticSearch, Kafka and Fluentd can be added, activated or turned off as log collectors. Before sending to log collectors, you can configure filtering conditions for needed logs.

Alerting and Notifications

  • Email notifications are available for cluster nodes and workload resources.¬†
  • Notification rules: combined multiple monitoring resources are available. Different warning levels, detection cycle, push times and threshold can be configured.
  • Time and notifiers can be set.
  • Enable notification repeating rules for different levels.

Security Enhancement

  • Fix RunC Container Escape Vulnerability¬†Runc container breakout
  • Fix Alpine Docker’s image¬†Vulnerability¬†Alpine container shadow breakout
  • Support single and multi-login configuration items.
  • Verification code is required after multiple invalid logins.
  • Enhance passwords’ policy and prevent weak passwords.
  • Others security enhancements.

Interface Optimization

  • Optimize multiple user experience of console, such as the switch between DevOps project and other projects.
  • Optimize many Chinese-English webpages.


  • Support Etcd backup and recovery.
  • Support regular cleanup of the docker’s image.

Bugs Fixes

  • Fix delay updates of the¬†resource and deleted pages.
  • Fix the left dirty data after deleting the HPA workload.
  • Fix incorrect¬†Job status display.
  • Correct resource quota, Pod usage and storage metrics algorithm.
  • Adjust CPU usage percentages.
  • many more bugfix

Thanks for the feedback. If you have a specific question about how to use KubeSphere, ask it on Slack. Open an issue in the GitHub repo if you want to report a problem or suggest an improvement.