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  1. Mount individual files, not just folders

    Some docker images assume the ability to mount an individual file, the azure file shares mount I believe only allows mounting as a folder.

    Use case discussed in this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/55602201/mount-an-individual-file-in-azure-container-instances

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  2. Support private registries with self-signed certificates

    We have a private docker registry (Harbor) with self-signed TLS certificate, but can't use it with ACI service as a source of pull.

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  4. 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.

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  6. Increase North Europe CPU and memory limits for Linux container with VNET configured.

    VNET is a must for us to access the resources with limited access

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  7. Allow different authentication mechanism to pull from Private Container Registries

    ACI only supports username/password pairs for authentication on private container registrations.
    While Docker and even Kubernetes have several ways to authenticate at them, such as Token, JSON key file or the dockerconfig.json authentication and the most don't even need a credential helper.
    I would ask you to allow/implement different types of authentication mechanisms.

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  8. Expand port number

    Only allowing for 5 ports to be open on a container is very limiting. Please let us open at least 8 if not no limit.

    15 votes
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  9. Console for AKS managed cluster

    It would be great to have a shell already accessible within the portal against the AKS cluster, via a button against the resource "console" which is already connected to the cluster using "az aks get-credentials" and ready for commands to be executed, i.e. kubectl

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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.

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  11. MSI support for Windows Containers

    It seems that most of the part is supported on Linux containers.
    But it would be a nice feature to have MSI support for Windows containers to begin with.

    I get this error when trying to add identity to Windows container following this guide: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-instances/container-instances-managed-identity

    "Managed service identity is not supported for Windows container groups."

    7 votes
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  12. Allow monitoring of events from Azure Monitor

    Use cases:
    - As a SRE, I want to receive an alerts when a container becomes unhealthy. https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/azure-docs/issues/26512
    - As a SRE, I want to receive an alert an alerts when a container restarts too many time within a defined period of time. https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/azure-docs/issues/26501#issuecomment-473156432

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  13. Support accelerated network for ACI

    Some customer have networking needs, specifically they want to be able to stream data very fast. We have noticed that ACI works well for their scenario but the Networking could be improved.
    We would like to be able to have an egress of 2Gbits per second on average on each instance. For instance, if my workload goes to 20 ACIs, I should be able to dispatch 20 Gbits per second, we are getting around 11.

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  14. ACI with GPU often times takes 40 minutes or longer only to ultimately fail to start

    I am trying to start a container with an attached GPU and after multiple attempts, I cannot get the container to start. I have tried different GPU sizes (K80, P100, V100) and none of them ever get to a point of being able to run. I have succeeded with this in the past but over the last couple of days it just seems to be completely unreliable. I cannot afford to wait 45 minutes to see if this will be successful, if it's going to fail, it needs to happen much faster than that! It also doesn't help that there…

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  15. Support port range

    Only support opening 5 ports is very limited. We are using a mountebank service that supports starting a service at any port asked by a user.

    As we can expose a range of ports on docker, please consider supporting this feature.

    docker run -p4500-4600:4500-4600

    5 votes
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  16. ACI and ACR integration on a portal

    Add an integration between ACI and Azure Container Registry on a portal.azure.com
    For Web Apps I can choose my ACR, repository and tag from a UI. For ACI I must open a second page with a portal or use some CLI to retrieve my repository url, username, password, repository, tag... It's time wasting.

    Please, add an integration between ACI and ACR on azure portal to simplify, speedup the deployment process.

    3 votes
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  17. Enable controlling the user for which Azure Files shares are mounted

    Shares from Azure Files are mounted in directories accessible only to the "root" user. If the container is configured to run its application as a non-root user, the entrypoint has to become a shell script that can assign appropriate permissions to the share directory. Running a script to chmod/chown every file on the share is very slow.

    It would be much easier to use shares from Azure Files if there was a way to control what user the share was mounted for.

    11 votes
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  18. Application insights for ACI

    Better monitoring - overview of the Instances that ran (successfully or failed)

    better means to analyse from one source -like application insights the details / logs of the container

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  19. ACI support for privileged container

    Make possible to lauch contaner in privilege mode to allow loading of kernel modules and other feautures.

    26 votes
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  20. EventGrid notification when ACI container stops

    I'd like to be notified when my container (group) terminates. An event grid notification would be ideal. It should include the exit code as part of the payload

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