Upgrade Overview for Confluent for Kubernetes

A Confluent for Kubernetes (CFK) deployment includes:

  • [1] Confluent for Kubernetes Operator
  • [2] Confluent Platform component clusters

[1] and [2] are versioned differently. For the compatibility between [1] and [2], see the compatibility matrix.

You can upgrade either [1] or [2] independently from each other.

When you are planning for an upgrade of your CFK deployment, review the following so that you can chart the appropriate upgrade path:

The following upgrade paths are supported:

To upgrade from Confluent Operator 1.x to Confluent for Kubernetes, see Migrate to Confluent for Kubernetes.