Product : Microsoft, S2D [SDS]/2019, Datacenter
Feature : Container Orch. Compatibility, Containers, Workload Support
Content Owner:  Herman Rutten
Kubernetes v1.14+
Windows Server 2019 is officially supported by Kubernetes since version 1.14. The current version is Kubernetes 1.17.

Windows Server 2019 is the only Windows operating system supported, enabling Kubernetes Node on Windows (including kubelet, container runtime, and kube-proxy). Windows Server 2019 is only supported as a worker node in the Kubernetes architecture and component matrix. This means that a Kubernetes cluster must always include Linux master nodes, zero or more Linux worker nodes, and zero or more Windows worker nodes. There are no plans to have a Windows-only Kubernetes cluster.

Kubernetes currently only supports Windows containers with process isolation. Support for Windows containers with Hyper-V isolation is planned for a future release.

Docker EE-basic 18.09 is required on Windows Server 2019 / 1809 nodes for Kubernetes.

v1.17: Windows worker nodes in a Kubernetes cluster now support Windows Server version 1903 in addition to the existing support for Windows Server 2019.