[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] Strimzi Kafka Operators 0.27.1

Jakub Scholz

Strimzi Kafka Operators 0.27.1 has been released. The main changes in this release include:
* Fix Helm Chart issue when configuring additional environment variables
* Update Log4j2 to 2.17.1
* Update Fabric8 Kubernetes Client to 5.10.2

For more details and installation files, go to https://github.com/strimzi/strimzi-kafka-operator/releases/tag/0.27.1

Important: This release supports only the API version v1beta2 and CRD version apiextensions.k8s.io/v1. If upgrading from Strimzi 0.22, migration to v1beta2 needs to be completed for all Strimzi CRDs and CRs before the upgrade to 0.27 is done! If upgrading from Strimzi version earlier than 0.22, you need to first install the CRDs from Strimzi 0.22 and complete the migration to v1beta2 for all Strimzi CRDs and CRs before the upgrade to 0.27 is done! For more details about the CRD upgrades, see the documentation.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team