Kured is the Kubernetes Reboot Daemon - it helps perform safe automatic node reboots, when indicated by the package management of the underlying OS. It was first announced in November 2017 as a project to facilitate safe reboots across the cluster, which accelerates the rollout of critical OS security fixes to Kubernetes clusters. Automation makes everything better indeed.
Since 2020 a small team of contributors has taken over development from Adam Harrison, its original creator. Kured regularly publishes new minor version releases to coincide with new minor version releases of Kubernetes.
During 2022 we received permission from Alexis Richardson, the CEO of Weaveworks to donate Kured to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. We are very pleased to announce that as of late 2022, this is our new home.
Weaveworks has always believed that infrastructure software benefits from open-source development. Kured is a terrific example because of how many practitioners have come together around such an important part of the Kubernetes management workflow. Like all of Weaveworks tools it also showcases the value of automation and security. We are proud to see it in the CNCF as our third project after Cortex and Flux.
– Alexis Richardson, Weaveworks CEO
Among many other things, we
1.12.0 was the latest release, which was tested against Kubernetes 1.26. In the previous release 1.11.0 we introduced the build tools GoReleaser, Cosign and Syft.
We are thrilled to be part of the CNCF now and we would love you to join our project. We are a small team of maintainers, our project is easy to get involved with and used a lot (we seem to have quite a few friends in the AKS community).
We would love your involvement and support! Here are your first steps to get involved:
We are looking forward to you joining us!