Here is “what’s new” from the release notes:
Kata Containers support
Beginning with Charmed Kubernetes 1.16, the Kata Containers runtime can be used with containerd to safely run insecure or untrusted pods. When enabled, Kata provides hypervisor isolation for pods that request it, while trusted pods can continue to run on a shared kernel via runc. For details on using Kata Containers with Charmed Kubernetes, consult the documentation.
AWS IAM support
Amazon AWS IAM authentication and authorisation is now supported via a subordinate charm. See AWS-IAM documentation for details on how to use AWS credentials to log in to your Charmed Kubernetes cluster.
SSL passthrough support
A new configuration parameter was added to the kubernetes-worker charm to enable ssl passthrough. This allows TLS termination to happen on the workload. Refer to the upstream documentation for more information.
Improved LXD support
LXD containers used for hosting Kubernetes components require some specific profile settings. These profiles are now embedded in the charms themselves and applied when deployed, dramatically simplifying the process of installing Charmed Kubernetes on a single machine. See the Local install documentation for the updated instructions.
Improved Prometheus/Grafana integration
The setup and configuration of Prometheus and Grafana has been significantly streamlined with new relations to allow the charms to manage the scraper job and dashboards. This means that monitoring can now be added by specifying a single overlay when deploying Charmed Kubernetes. Refer to the updated documentation for more information.
Improved OpenStack integration
The OpenStack Integrator charm can now replace the Kube API Load Balancer by providing a native OpenStack load balancer (Octavia or Neutron) to provide HA load balancing for the Kubernetes control plane. Refer to the updated documentation for more information.
Docker Registry with Containerd
The Docker registry charm can now be related directly to the Containerd runtime charm. Refer to the documentation for instructions on how to deploy the charm.