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Overview

What is Azure Container?

Containers have fundamentally changed the way developers develop their applications, the way applications are deployed, and the way system administrators manage their environments. Containers offer a broadly accepted and open standard, enabling simple portability between platforms and between clouds.  The very first service of its kind in the cloud, Azure Container Instances (ACI) is a new Azure service delivering containers with great simplicity and speed and without any Virtual Machine infrastructure to manage. ACIs are the fastest and easiest way to run a container in the cloud.

An Azure Container Instance is a single container that starts in seconds and is billed by the second. ACI offer highly versatile sizing, allowing you to select the exact amount of memory separate from the exact count of vCPUs, so your application perfectly fits on the infrastructure. With ACI, containers are a first-class object of the Azure platform, offering Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) on the instance and billing tags to track usage at the individual container level. As the service directly exposes containers, there is no VM management you need to think about or higher-level cluster orchestration concepts to learn. It is simply your code, in a container, running in the cloud.

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Installation Instructions for Container

Please take a tour through the process of deploying an application as an Azure Container Instance using  SecureAnyCloud container.

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Step 1) Click on Get in now button  on Marketplace link then click on continue to  Sign in to Azure

Sign in to the Azure portal at https://portal.azure.com.

Step 2) Enter the following values in the Container nameContainer image, and Resource group text boxes. Leave the other values at their defaults, then select OK.

  • Container name: mycontainer
  • Container image: microsoft/aci-helloworld
  • Resource group: Create new > myResourceGroup

Configuring basic settings for a new container instance in the Azure portal

Step 3)  You can create both Windows and Linux containers in Azure Container Instances. For this quickstart, leave the default setting of Linux to deploy the Linux-based microsoft/aci-helloworld image.

Step 4) Under Configuration, specify a DNS name label for your container. The name must be unique within the Azure region you create the container instance. Your container will be publicly reachable at <dns-name-label>.<region>.azurecontainer.io.

Leave the other settings in Configuration at their defaults, then select OK to validate the configuration.

Configuring a new container instance in the Azure portal

Step 5)  When the validation completes, you’re shown a summary of the container’s settings. Select OK to submit your container deployment request.

Settings summary for a new container instance in the Azure portal

Step 6) When deployment starts, a notification appears indicating the deployment is in progress. Another notification is displayed when the container group has been deployed.

Creation progress of a new container instance in the Azure portal

Step 7) Open the overview for the container group by navigating to Resource Groups > myResourceGroupmycontainer. Take note of the FQDN (the fully qualified domain name) of the container instance, as well its Status.

Container group overview in the Azure portal

Once its Status is Running, navigate to the container’s FQDN in your browser.

 

 

Azure Containers