VMware Tanzu Greenplum for Kubernetes Version 2.3 Release Notes

VMware Tanzu Greenplum for Kubernetes 2.0 is a new major release that introduces new features and bug fixes.

Refer to the VMware Tanzu Greenplum Database documentation for detailed information about VMware Tanzu Greenplum Database.

Note: Upgrading or migrating data from VMware Tanzu Greenplum version 1.x to version 2.x is not supported. You must uninstall VMware Tanzu Greenplum version 1.x using the instuctions in Uninstalling VMware Tanzu Greenplum for Kubernetes before installing version 2.0. Persistent volumes that were created for a version 1.x cluster cannot be used with version 2.x.


VMware Tanzu Greenplum for Kubernetes includes the VMware Tanzu Greenplum Database version identified below:

VMware Tanzu Greenplum Version VMware Tanzu Greenplum Database Version
2.0.1 6.8.1
2.0.0 6.8.0

Supported Platforms

This version of VMware Tanzu Greenplum for Kubernetes is supported on the following platforms:

  • VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated (TKGI) Edition 1.7.0 (contains Kubernetes 1.16.7)
  • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Kubernetes 1.16.7
  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) 1.16

Additional Kubernetes environments, such as Minikube, can be used for testing or demonstration purposes.

Release 2.0.1 Changes

VMware Tanzu Greenplum 2.01 is a maintenance release that includes these changes:

  • The Greenplum Database version was updated to 6.8.1. See the Greenplum Release Notes for information about fixes in version 6.8.1.
  • New sample files are included to show how an Open Policy Agent (OPA) mutating webhook can be used to annotate Greenplum services. The sample Rego policy file adds an annotation to enable the service to use an AWS internal load balancer, and modifies the service loadBalancerSourceRanges value to specify the address of the load balancer. See Annotating the Greenplum Service for information about deploying the sample OPA configuration and policy file.

Release 2.0.0 Changes

VMware Tanzu Greenplum 2.0.0 is a major new release that provides these features:

  • Support for Greenplum Database 6.8 and later 6.x releases. Earlier versions of VMware Tanzu Greenplum for Kubernetes support only Greenplum Database 5.x software.
  • Support for mirrorless deployments. Standby master pods, segment mirroring, and anti affinity settings are now disabled by default and in the sample deployment manifests.
  • The gpbackup, gprestore, and gpcopy utilities are now installed by default.
  • New service accounts, greenplum-system-operator and greenplum-system-pod, are created during installation and deployment. The accounts enable pods to interact with the Kubernetes API directly, and take actions on their behalf.
  • All PVCs are tagged with the Greenplum Database major version, for example greenplum-major-version=6.
  • MADlib was updated to version 1.17.
  • Example manifest files were updated to remove extraneous comments referencing the nonvalid gpuser account.
  • Ubuntu packages were updated in order to resolve the following Ubuntu Security Notification (USNs):

Known Issues and Limitations for Kubernetes Deployments

  • VMware does not support deployments that have been modified by adding layers to the packaged Docker images, or deployments that reference images other than the Greenplum Operator. VMware does not support changing the contents of the deployed containers and pods in any way.
  • Greenplum Database connector functionality is not supported. This includes Greenplum Streaming Server (gpss) and its API, Greenplum-Informatica Connector, Greenplum-Spark Connector, and the Greenplum-Kafka Integration.
  • VMware Tanzu Greenplum for Kubernetes does not currently support cluster monitoring with Greenplum Command Center, the gpperfmon database, or related utilities. Use system-level monitoring tools such as Prometheus and Grafana until Greenplum Command Center support is available.
  • VMware Tanzu Greenplum for Kubernetes does not support the built-in SNMP features that are available in VMware Tanzu Greenplum Database.
  • VMware Tanzu Greenplum for Kubernetes does not support installing Greenplum extensions that use the .gppkg format (and gppkg utility). Future releases will include these extensions as part of the distribution, as with MADlib.
  • The Greenplum Operator does not yet support changing all attribute values of a deployed Greenplum cluster. See Greenplum Operator Manifest File for details.