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  1. Cannot create ACI with number of cores and memory as suggested in documentation

    I am trying to create a Windows ACI with 4 cores and 14gb of ram in West Europe or East US but i am unable to do this via the portal i am limited to 2 cores and 7gb.

    In the documentation it states that i should be able to do this:

    Location | OS | CPU | Memory (GB)
    West US, East US, West Europe, North Europe | Windows | 4 | 14

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-instances/container-instances-quotas

    Any ideas why i can't??

    https://github.com/MicrosoftFeedback/aci-issues/issues/21

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  2. Support --cap-add=NET_ADMIN

    ACI would be perfect for things like OpenVPN, but those require setting up the routing with iptables. You can't seem to set that without the right permissions. Adding this support would be nice so VPN software can run for short periods in ACI.

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  3. Faster Disks for Web App for Containers

    Have the ability to attach an Azure Disk to a Web App for Containers. Or some way of getting fast disk performance from Web App for Containers.

    I'm running fine in AKS but would like the ease of use of Web App for Containers.

    Issue described and responded to: https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/azure-docs/issues/10422

    Related to:
    https://feedback.azure.com/forums/34192--general-feedback/suggestions/34655524-map-azure-file-share-as-volume-to-web-app-for-cont

    4 votes
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  4. Allow scaling number of containers in container group

    Currently It's possible to add new containers in container group via incremental deployments, but it's not possible to remove containers from group afterwards.

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  5. Add support for Azure Traffic Manager

    Currently it is not possible to add ACI instances to traffic manager unless we do so individually and add them as "external" endpoints.

    Consider adding support for ACI instances in traffic manager. In particular if we could add all instances with tag foo="bar" within a resource group.

    It is also prohibitively expensive/complex to use traffic manager with ACI at this time, as:


    • Traffic manager endpoints are charged per month not per second.

    • ACI forces us to delete and recreate containers.

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  6. 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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  7. Integrate Web Apps for Containers with ACS.

    I love the news that came out the other week about ACS and ACI, so that the different services described by your docker-compose files are run as ACI containers, making the whole thing more "serverless".

    However there is one reason we cant use this at the moment, and that is because one of the services in our docker-compose file is a public web app, and we really like hosting that as "Web App for Containers", because that offers swappable deployment slots and stuff.

    So, I was thinking, what if you included "Web Apps for Containers" in the whole ACS/ACI system,…

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  8. DataRetention on Azure Containers

    On Azure portal, there is no option available to set Data Retention policy on the Container level, we have to rely on scripting.

    Please enable the option on Azure portal.

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  9. 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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  10. 4 votes
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  11. you should add remote dekstop service on azure container instance

    You should add remote desktop in windows server core running top on azure container instances which will be auto disable after 3 or 4 days. and converted fully into windows server core

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  12. Service Endpoint Policies and ACI VNETs

    One possible common scenario deploy ACIs in a VNET and have secure access from the ACIs to storage accounts or database services. I believe that Service Endpoint Policies [1] has been designed with that in mind. But with both ACI VNETs and Service Endpoint Policies in preview in non overlapping regions it makes it impossible for me to test if this is the case.

    [1] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-network-service-endpoint-policies-overview

    [2] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-instances/container-instances-vnet

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  13. give the examples in powershell!

    Give examples in powershell rather than azure cli so I don't have to learn yet another new syntax and it fits with what I already have deploying apps.

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  14. ACI support to run IPv6 services

    Until AKS supports IPv6, we are looking for alternative ways to run IPv6 services. Right now we are going to run them as .Net Core IaaS VM services behind a load balancer in an IPv6 VNet.

    But ACI could be an option if it supported IPv6.

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  15. Add hostpath file mapping for ACI

    We will often require this feature for ACI

    Here is an example:
    https://hub.docker.com/r/tommylau/ocserv/
    We would need a file from host to change the file inside the container
    docker run --name ocserv --privileged -p 443:443 -p 443:443/udp -v /some/path/to/ocpasswd:/etc/ocserv/ocpasswd -d tommylau/ocserv

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  16. Inappropriate Pricing for Managed Services

    First off, it's great to see how Azure as a platform developed and new features keep coming. However, while, in contrast to the competition, VM pricing is adequate, flexible and scalable, managed services are not.

    Azure's competitive advantage are especially the managed services, offering a safe and straightforward configuration of the underlying systems. There is no doubt that managed services give the users and developers an added value. Developers don't want to "loose" time with redundant work that incurred building systems on top of IaaS. However, I don't see the proportion charging a multiple of the VMs prices for the…

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  17. Allow native `HEALTHECK` as liveliness probe

    Currently per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-instances/container-instances-liveness-probe one have to create manually a liveliness probe despite the fact that dockerfile natively supports HEALTHECK directive.

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  18. Add -user "" option for Azure Container Exec

    Currently, az container exec doesn't seem to allow a user option, (whereas docker allows docker container exec -u "user").

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  19. Allow for distinct/longer-lived DNS namespaces (container.[USER].westeurope.azurecontainer.io)

    I can imagine some forms of abuse by people watching the container instance DNS namespace and snitching names, e.g. by mimicking previous content/APIs and waiting for people or machines to supply data.
    It should be possible to protect against such an attack by registering long-living names which protect all shorter-lived subdomain names.

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  20. Support ACI in East Asia region auto start/down aci

    When do we expect east asia will support ACI and an option to auto start/stop container like scheduled times

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