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upgrade CLI command reference

Detailed information on the upgrade CLI command


Upgrade or downgrade Dapr on supported hosting platforms.

Supported platforms


dapr upgrade [flags]


Name Environment Variable Default Description
--help, -h Print this help message
--kubernetes, -k false Upgrade/Downgrade Dapr in a Kubernetes cluster
--runtime-version latest The version of the Dapr runtime to upgrade/downgrade to, for example: 1.0.0
--set Set values on the command line (can specify multiple or separate values with commas: key1=val1,key2=val2)
--image-registry Pulls container images required by Dapr from the given image registry


# Upgrade Dapr in Kubernetes to latest version
dapr upgrade -k

# Upgrade or downgrade to a specified version of Dapr runtime in Kubernetes
dapr upgrade -k --runtime-version 1.2

# Upgrade or downgrade to a specified version of Dapr runtime in Kubernetes with value set
dapr upgrade -k --runtime-version 1.2 --set global.logAsJson=true
# Upgrade or downgrade using private registry, if you are using private registry for hosting dapr images and have used it while doing `dapr init -k`
# Scenario 1 : dapr image hosted directly under root folder in private registry - 
dapr init -k --image-registry
# Scenario 2 : dapr image hosted under a new/different directory in private registry - 
dapr init -k --image-registry<directory-name>

Warning messages

This command can issue warning messages.

Root certificate renewal warning

If the mtls root certificate deployed to the Kubernetes cluster expires in under 30 days the following warning message is displayed:

Dapr root certificate of your Kubernetes cluster expires in <n> days. Expiry date: <date:time> UTC. 
Please see for certificate renewal instructions to avoid service interruptions.