Azure HDInsight release notes

This article provides information about the most recent Azure HDInsight release updates. For information on earlier releases, see HDInsight Release Notes Archive.


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Release Information

Release date: April 15, 2024

This release note applies to HDInsight 5.1 version.

HDInsight release will be available to all regions over several days. This release note is applicable for image number 2403290825. How to check the image number?

HDInsight uses safe deployment practices, which involve gradual region deployment. It might take up to 10 business days for a new release or a new version to be available in all regions.

OS versions

  • HDInsight 5.1: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Linux Kernel 5.4


Ubuntu 18.04 is supported under Extended Security Maintenance(ESM) by the Azure Linux team for Azure HDInsight July 2023, release onwards.

For workload specific versions, see HDInsight 5.x component versions.

Fixed issues

  • Bug fixes for Ambari DB, Hive Warehouse Controller (HWC), Spark, HDFS
  • Bug fixes for Log analytics module for HDInsightSparkLogs
  • CVE Fixes for HDInsight Resource Provider.

Coming soon

  • Basic and Standard A-series VMs Retirement.
    • On August 31, 2024, we'll retire Basic and Standard A-series VMs. Before that date, you need to migrate your workloads to Av2-series VMs, which provide more memory per vCPU and faster storage on solid-state drives (SSDs).
    • To avoid service disruptions, migrate your workloads from Basic and Standard A-series VMs to Av2-series VMs before August 31, 2024.
  • Retirement Notifications for HDInsight 4.0 and HDInsight 5.0.

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We advise customers to use to latest versions of HDInsight Images as they bring in the best of open source updates, Azure updates and security fixes. For more information, see Best practices.

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