The following release notes for OpenShift Dedicated summarize key features upon general availability. OpenShift Dedicated uses the same code base as OpenShift Container Platform 3; for more detailed technical notes, see the OpenShift Container Platform 3.9 Release Notes.

Versioning Policy

OpenShift Dedicated provides strict backwards compatibility guarantees for all supported APIs, excluding alpha APIs (which may be changed without notice) and beta APIs (which may occasionally be changed in a non-backwards compatible manner).

The OpenShift Dedicated version must match between master and node hosts, excluding temporary mismatches during cluster upgrades. For example, in a 3.9 cluster, all masters must be 3.9 and all nodes must be 3.9. However, OpenShift Dedicated will continue to support older oc clients against newer servers. For example, a 3.4 oc will work against 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5 servers.

Changes of APIs for non-security related reasons will involve, at minimum, two minor releases (3.4 to 3.5 to 3.6, for example) to allow older oc to update. Using new capabilities may require newer oc. A 3.2 server may have additional capabilities that a 3.1 oc cannot use and a 3.2 oc may have additional capabilities that are not supported by a 3.1 server.

Table 1. Compatibility Matrix

X.Y (oc Client)

X.Y+N [1] (oc Client)

X.Y (Server)

redcircle 1

redcircle 3

X.Y+N [1] (Server)

redcircle 2

redcircle 1

redcircle 1 Fully compatible.

redcircle 2 oc client may not be able to access server features.

redcircle 3 oc client may provide options and features that may not be compatible with the accessed server.

1. Where N is a number greater than 1.