What’s new in Calico v3.6

We are very excited to announce Calico v3.6. Here are some highlights from the release.

Calico IPAM for Kubernetes API datastore

With Calico v3.6, you now have full feature parity for Calico IP address management (IPAM) irrespective of the datastore you are using with your Calico deployment. This enables all of Calico’s IP address management features, including:

  • Multiple IP address pools
  • Per-pod, per-namespace, and per-node pool specification

Upgrading existing clusters using Calico with host-local IPAM is seamless – simply apply the new v3.6 manifest and you’ll be using Calico IPAM!

For an example of what is possible with Calico’s IPAM, see this blog post or check out the docs.

OpenStack Enhancements

Calico 3.6 has several enhancements for your OpenStack deployments for better operational efficiency and resiliency.

Selectors with substring matching

With both Kubernetes and OpenStack, you can now write Calico policy with selectors that match on a label value substring instead of the whole label value.  For example, you can write “role starts with ‘Security’” or “role contains ‘Engineer’”, whereas previously you could only specify a complete match “role == ‘Security Engineer’”.

Learn more

To find out more details about all the features and changes in Calico v3.6, check out the release notes. Or, try it out in few minutes by following the Quickstart guide!


Casey Davenport

Casey Davenport

Casey is a Core Developer at Project Calico. He has been working on software-defined networking solutions since 2012. Among other things, he enjoys Android development, home-brewed beer, and playing soccer on rollerblades.

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