Deploying a Container with Azure Container Instances

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15 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Azure Container Instances allows you to rapidly deploy a simple containerized solution, with ease.

Within this beginner hands-on lab, we’ll use the Azure Portal to deploy a publicly available container image, using Azure Container Instances.

**Scenario**
You’ve recently been employed as a cloud administration, and have been asked to perform a proof of concept using Azure Container Instances.

In order to perform this proof of concept, you will need to:
* Create an Azure Container Instance using an NGINX container image
* Ensure that the image is publicly accessible
* Connect to the container and confirm it is accessible and working

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a Container Instance
  1. Use a publicly available image of NGINX
  2. Use 1 VCPU and 0.5 GiB of memory
  3. Use public networking, with a unique DNS name label (e.g., labcontainer001)
Test your Container
  1. Use the FQDN or public IP address from the Overview page.
  2. Open a new browser tab, and connect to the container.
  3. You should see the NGINX start page.

Additional Resources

Log in to the Azure Portal by right-clicking Open Azure Portal. Select the option to open it in a new private browser window (this option will read differently depending on your browser — e.g., in Chrome, it says "Open Link in Incognito Window"). Then, sign in using the credentials provided on the lab page.

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