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Generally Available: AKS support for node soak duration for upgrades

Published date: February 28, 2024

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports node soak duration to help stagger node upgrades in a controlled manner and minimize application downtime during an upgrade.

The period can range from a default of 0 to a maximum of 30 minutes. Node soak time works together with the max surge and node drain timeout properties available in the node pool to deliver more refined control of upgrade speed and application availability.

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