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  1. Improve deploy speed

    Right now when I deploy, multiple image pull timeout events are posted. Following that, the speed leaves a lot to be desired.

    If I'm to configure an on-demand Jenkins executor setup using the official Microsoft Jenkins ACI plugin, you need some minimum standard of performance that people can bank on. It makes no sense to have to wait upwards of 30 minutes just for a container to be started.

    That effectively nullifies all the benefits of something as transient and flexible as ACI.

    When the request for a container to be instantiated comes in, you need to aim to have…

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    • Improve filesystem speed

      While it's a pure container service and everything should be mastered up front, many off-the-shelf containers (jenkins) do an initial setup that can be quite time consuming on slower infrastructure.

      It would be nice if ACS had faster disk access just to ensure reliable behaviour.

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      • Open shell to container

        It would be great to have a button like for VMs that lets us open a shell to the container. For windows and RDP, and for Linux an SSH shell.

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        • add a restart container button

          Having the ability to restart a container would be great. Same sort of functionality as is currently exposed for VMs.

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          • Want to support running Windows Server 1709 (and later) image

            Currently, Azure Container Instances cannot running Windows Server 1709 container image, because running Windows Server 2016 on Azure Container Instances. (I guess that.)

            Microsoft said 1709 not supported on Win2016 of Host OS ver as follows:
            * https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/windowscontainers/deploy-containers/version-compatibility

            My feedback: I want to choose Semi-Annual Channe version's host in Azure Container Instances.

            Semi-Annual Channe is so nice solution for cloud platform because faster update, include more feature, lightweight images. However some customers want to solid OS like as LTSC. So that. I want to choose both version's host.

            Why 1709? 1709's image is more lightweight than LTSC and other Windows…

            13 votes
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            • Allow an ACI container to update itself when the image is updated

              This scenario is currently not supported and an update requires the container to be deleted (which forces an IP. Address change)

              8 votes
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              • Allow 'direct' connections between ACI & Azure Database for PostgreSQL

                Make it possible to have a 'direct' connection between Azure Databae for PostgreSQL and ACI, zo dat there is no need for public ip adresses.

                This would also make it possible to have a more secure trust, based on ip, between the private instance(s) of the customer.

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                • Allow access to Kubernetes GUI via `kubectl proxy` on AKS Preview

                  In AKS Preview access to the K8S GUI fails, the only way to access the K8S GUI is via `az aks browse`.

                  9 votes
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                  • Ability to define IP range during AKS deployment.

                    Cunnetly when deploying AKS there is no place where we can define IP range for the k8s workers. As AKS effectively deploys into VNET it can be peered with another VNET considering there is no IP range overap. It make sense to be able to define IP range for AKS in order to be able to support VNET peering

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                    • to remove 'Delete container' button from container view

                      My bad experience says that it's very confusing to present 'Delete container' button (option) on the panel inside the container view.

                      On attached screenshot you can see the situation.

                      My user experience here is:
                      - if any copy/delete/upload/move operations are presented as options (buttons) - they are going to be applied to selected items. NOT a container itself. So my eye is eager to catch any button with garbage can icon and title started with "Delete ..." - to delete selected items
                      - When I'm in a container view as on screenshot and there are tons of blobs inside this…

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                      • Support Hashicorp Nomad in ACS

                        Support Hashicorp Nomad as a first class citizen in ACS like Kubernetes

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                        • container monitoring solution service so slow

                          I recently used your Container monitoring solution service but he updation of it through the OMS agent way too slow. Is it like that only or what? how so late updating will do the moonitoring part in production

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                            • Cache the downloaded container image in the Container Instances (preview)

                              Each time I start a new container, the image is pulled from the repository. Even if I start 10 times the same image. I would like to have the image cached (maybe on the resource group level) so that I only get the penalty of pull once.

                              5 votes
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                              • Support shorter running tasks (or allow disabling restarts on exit)

                                According to the troubleshooting page: "Currently, Azure Container Instances only supports long-running services. If your container runs to completion and exits, it automatically restarts and runs again."

                                Any idea when this is going to be lifted? With the pricing model, it seems like shorter lived jobs would fit perfectly with this service.

                                9 votes
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                                • Allow specifying multiple ports in AZ CLI

                                  Currently if we need to expose multiple ports from the container in ACI, the only way to do so is through an ARM template. It would be great if we can enhance the AZ CLI to allow multiple ports to be specified.

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                                  • Container Instances Pricing

                                    The Container Instances Pricing is incorrect (or confusing).

                                    In the Pricing Details table the cores price is "$0.001 Core per second".
                                    But in the section "Core Duration" a different value is reported:

                                    Core Duration

                                    Core duration is calculated from the time your container begins executing until it terminates. The price depends on the number of cores you allocate to your container instance. You are charged $0.000013 for every Core-s used. You can allocate up to four cores to each instance you deploy.

                                    Additionally the examples does not seem right also. In the the first example:

                                    [...]

                                    Core Duration:

                                    Create Requests…

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                                    • Offer Azure Container Services for Microsoft Azure Germany region (whatelse is the point of modern cloud services really?)

                                      Offer Azure Container Services for Microsoft Azure Germany region. Not offering it makes the Germany region semi-useless, since most modern applications come packaged as containers due to the obvious advantages of deployment and better scaling with micro service granularity.

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                                      • Azure Container Service for kubernetes kube-dns service

                                        Once deployment of the kubernetes cluster completes and we do a ssh into master node and perform following command
                                        $ kubectl get service
                                        we get only one kubernetes service but not kube-dns service.
                                        kube-dns service is important and recommended to use by kubernetes for accessing services. Hence kube-dns should auto start soon after deployment completes.

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                                        • Containers for HDInsight for faster startup and shutdown

                                          Currently starting an Hdinsight instance takes around 30 minutes and around same time for shutdown. Can thus service run on containers and (maybe) kubernetes internally instead of vm for sub minute startups.

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