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  1. Support for volumes on ACI Windows

    ** Request
    Support for external volumes on ACI Windows

    ** Business Needs
    Many user would like to keep the image small but refer many data.
    Availability for external volume mount may be good solution for the business needs.

    5 votes
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  2. Support ACI in South America Region

    When should we expect to see South American support for ACI?

    14 votes
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  3. Add support for scheduling.

    inACI would be great for processes that need to run on a schedule, please enable an option to start the container group and stop it when it completes in an schedule. (No, using Azure Functions is adding complexity to a simple solution)

    3 votes
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  4. Support ACI in France Central Region

    When should we expect ACI in France Central Region?

    1 vote
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  5. Support ACI in Canada East Region

    Could you add support for Canada East region?

    3 votes
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  6. Allow resource request and limits to be different

    Allow for limit and request resource amounts for a container to be different so the functionality matches what is currently in kubernetes.

    Currently if the resource limit is greater than the request the container will fail on startup in ACI.

    1 vote
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  7. Add option to start container only after http connection

    Currently, if I want to run a simple low-traffic web application using Azure Container Instances, I need to leave the (chargeable) container running permanently. However, since this service is used rarely, the actual CPU usage is negligible. It would be good if the container span up automatically when someone interacted with the app over http, and then span down again after it was idle for a while, so that the cost was not so high.

    2 votes
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  8. Larger memory sizes - at least 32GB - best 64GB

    Current memory sizes are too small for my usage.

    I need something to start quickly, load a 1-50GB dataset - process it in memory for half an hour and deallocate.

    28 votes
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  9. Support metrics for Windows Containers

    Please support basic metrics like average CPU en Memory usage for windows containers. I'ts very hard at the moment to see if we are hitting any limits of the container.

    8 votes
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  10. Allow passing arguments to commands executed in a container via 'az container exec ... --exec-command "<command>"'

    According to the documentation at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-instances/container-instances-exec as of October 2018, there is a restriction on executing commands in a running container: "... you cannot pass command arguments."

    Please allow the passing of arguments.

    17 votes
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  11. Enable Reserved Public IP for Container

    Add the option to enable Static Reserved Public IP to a container group.
    This is supper important when the container needs to access resources protected by IP instead of DNS name.

    2 votes
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  12. Allow specifying the size of the /dev/shm filesystem

    Some applications require more available space on /dev/shm and refuse to start if that filesystem is not large enough. One prime example is Oracle Database. Suggest allowing the user to specify the size of /dev/shm as an advanced option.

    3 votes
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  13. Excel based API call for web service deployed on Container Instance

    Like Azure Machine Learning Studio has a feature to call web-service using Excel, can we add the same capability in Container Instance. This will really help the business to use ML models deployed on containers using Excel and increase adoptions of models deployed through services like AutoML

    1 vote
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  14. Enable option to allow only signed images to be deployed on ACI

    Currently, ACR implements Docker's content trust model to allow developers to sign their images while pushing them to ACR so that when images are pulled signatures can be verified. But ACI, currently doesn't support the content trust model to allow only trusted images to run.

    1 vote
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  15. Mount secret from Key Vault

    It would be great if I could specify a secret in a Key Vault as the value for a secret mount in ACI. That way I do not have to encode the value in the ARM file or on the command line.

    9 votes
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  16. Run commands against AKS cluster from portal

    It would be useful to have a selection of pre-made commands within the portal which can be executed directly from there and the output shown in portal, for example "kubectl get pods" ...etc
    Or perhaps cluster actions that cx can use, i.e. restart the tunnel

    2 votes
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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  17. Multiple windows containers in a container group

    Add support for deploying multiple windows containers within a container group. Currently only a single windows container supported, or multiple Linux containers.

    9 votes
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  18. Container Instances should be free under the student subscription

    Linux VMs and Azure Kubernetes Services are free under the student subscription. Azure Container Instances are not. This seems strange.

    1 vote
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  19. Allow Environment Variables with a dot from powershell

    Trying to create a container instance from powershell using New-AzureRmContainerGroup commandlet, but I cannot pass environment variables that have a dot in their name. Consider the following hastable that is passed to the commandlet:
    $environmentVars = @{"api.key"="APIKEYGOESHERE";"api.addrs.addr.name"="1.2.3.4"}

    Running the command and passing the above hashtable as a parameter gives me the following error:

    New-AzureRmContainerGroup : The environment variable name in container 'TEST-owaspzap' of container group 'TEST-owaspzap' is invalid. A valid environment variable name must start with
    alphabetic character or '', followed by a string of alphanumeric characters or '' (e.g. 'myname', or 'MYNAME', or 'MyName').

    9 votes
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  20. Enable feature for increasing Limit for Azure Container log size (in running/stopped status)

    It looks like as per the documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-instances/container-instances-quotas
    we have to go with default size limit of container instance logs with 4 MB for running instances and 16KB or 1000 lines for stopped instances.
    We have usecases where application programatically spins up ACIs which executes some business logic and stops once that logic is executed. Our use case needs more size for logs. We have some requirement where we need to audit and sometimes debug the logs of these ACIs. Now with default size limit of ACI logs, we have seen that we are not able to get the full…

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