Google Cloud Platform support limitations

Be aware of the following limitations in the MKE support for GCP:


[MKE-8914] Windows Server Core with Containers images incompatible with GCP

The use of Windows ServerCore with Containers images will prevent kubelet from starting up, as these images are not compatible with GCP.

As a workaround, use Windows Server or Windows Server Core images.


[MKE-8814] Mismatched MTU values cause Swarm overlay network issues on GCP

Communication between GCP VPCs and Docker networks that use Swarm overlay networks will fail if their MTU values are not manually aligned. By default, the MTU value for GCP VPCs is 1460, while the default MTU value for Docker networks is 1500.

Workaround:

Select from the following options:

  • Create a new VPC and set the MTU value to 1500.

  • Set the MTU value of the existing VPC to 1500.

For more information, refer to the Google Cloud Platform documentation, Change the MTU setting of a VPC network.