Release Notes (For major release milestones)

0.7.0 beta (Aug, 2022)

Initial release of loxilb

  • Functional Features:

    • Two-Arm Load-Balancer (NAT+Routed mode)
      • Upto 16 end-points support
    • Load-balancer selection policy
      • Round-robin, traffic-hash (fallback to RR if hash fails)
    • Conntrack support in eBPF - TCP/UDP/ICMP/SCTP profiles
    • GTP with QFI extension support
      • ULCL classifier support
    • Native QoS-Policer support (SRTCM/TRTCM)
    • GoBGP Integration
    • Extended visibility and statistics
  • LB Spec Support:

    • IP allocation policy
    • Kubernetes 1.20 base support
    • Support for Calico Networking
  • Utilities:

    • loxicmd support : Configuration utlity with the look and feel of kubectl

0.8.0 (Dec, 2022)

  • Functional Features:

    • Enhanced load-balancer support including SCTP statefulness, WRR distribution
    • Integrated Firewall support
    • Integrated end-point health-checks
    • One-ARM, FullNAT, DSR LB mode support
    • NAT66/NAT64 support
    • Clustering support
    • Integration with Linux egress TC hooks
  • LB Spec:

    • Stand-alone mode to support LB Spec kube-loxilb
    • Load-balancer class support
    • Advanced IPAM for ipv4/ipv6 with shared/exclusive mode
    • Kubernetes 1.25 Integration
  • Utilities:

    • loxicmd support : Data-Store support, more commands

0.9.0 (Nov, 2023)

  • Functional Features:

    • Hardened NAT Support - CGNAT'ish
    • L3 DSR mode Support
    • Https end-point liveness probes
    • Maglev clustering
    • SCTP multihoming support
    • Integration with Linux native QoS
    • Support for Cilium, Weave Networking
    • Grafana based dashboard
    • IPSEC Support (with VTI)
    • Initial support for in-cluster mode
  • kube-loxilb/LB Spec Support:

    • OpenShift Integration
    • Support for per-service liveness-checks, IPAM type, multi-homing annotations
    • Kubernetes 1.26 (k0s, k3s, k8s )
    • Operator support
    • AWS EKS support

0.9.3 (May, 2024)

  • Functional Features:

    • Kube-proxy replacement Support
    • IPVS compatibility mode
    • Master-plane HA support
    • BFD and GARP support for Hitless HA
    • Enhancements for Multus support
    • SCTP multi-homing end-to-end Support
    • Cloud Availability zone(s) Support
    • Redhat9 and Ubuntu24 Support
    • Support for upto Linux Kernel 6.8
    • Full Support for Oracle OCI
    • SockAddr eBPF for LocalVIP access
    • Container size enhancements
    • HA enhancements for multiple cloud-providers and various scenarios (active-active, active-standby, clustered etc)
    • CICD infra enhancements
    • Robust secret management for HTTPS apis
    • Performance enhancements with CT scaling
    • Enhanced exception handling
    • GoLang Profiling Support
    • Full support for in-cluster mode
    • Better support for virtio environments
    • Enhanced RSS distribution mode via XDP (especially for SCTP workloads)
    • Loadbalancer algorithms - LeastConnections and SessionAffinity added
  • kube-loxilb Support:

    • Kubernetes 1.29
    • BGP (auto) Mesh Support
    • CRD for BGP peers
    • Kubernetes GW-API Support
  • Utilities:

    • N4 pfcp test-tool added
    • Seagull test tool integrated
    • Massive updates to documentation

0.9.5 (Jul, 2024) - Planned

  • Functional Features:

    • SRv6 support
    • Rolling upgrades
    • L7 (Transparent) proxy
    • HTTPS termination
    • URL Filtering
    • DNS caching
    • Wireguard Support
    • SIP protocol Support
    • Policy based SNAT
    • Kubernetes vCluster Support
    • Rootless Container Support
  • kube-loxilb Support:

    • Kubernetes 1.30
    • Multi-cluster support
    • CRD for BGP policies
    • Kubernetes network policy support