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How To Create A New Container Group Using Azure CLI

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Steps To Create A New Container Group Using Azure CLI

Before starting to create a container group, a MSDN account is needed to use the Azure platform, please refer to your manager for further information.

In this tutorial, the Azure CLI command-line tool will be install on Windows and we will deploy a website running the open source GHOST platform.

Choose the right operating system to install the command-line tool. The information can be found here.

When the installation is done, launch the command prompt and type az login to authenticate on the Azure platform (see below):
az login
Wait until a browser is launched so that you can login (see below):

You have logged into Microsoft Azure!

To create a new container, the following command will be used:

  • az group create
  • az container create
  • az container show
  • az container logs
  • az group delete

Open the command prompt and type powershell to start.

Define the variable resource group that will hold the container group:

  • $resourceGroup = “TutoGhost” (hit enter)

Define the variable location:

  • $location = “westeurope” (hit enter)

Create the resource group and the location:

  • az group create -n $resourceGroup -l $location (hit enter)

The resource group and the location are now created.

Define the variable container group (only lowercase letters, numbers and dashes):

  • $containerGroupName = “site1-ghost” (hit enter)

Create the container group:

  • az container create -g $resourceGroup -n $containerGroupName `
  • –image ghost `
  • –ports 2368 `
  • –ip-address public `
  • –dns-name-label testtutoghost

The dns-name-label should be unique.

Hit enter to execute the commands.

During the execution process, use the following command-line to check the status of the container group:

  • az container show `
  • -g $resourceGroup -n $containerGroupName

The provisioningState variable display the three state of creation of the container group which is pending, creating and succeeded.

A public random ip address is assigned and a fully qualified domain name which is

To check if the container is up and running, open a browser and type the FQDN followed by colon 2368.

To check the container group logs, type the following command:

  • az container logs `
  • -n $containerGroupName -g $resourceGroup

The container group created is viewable from the Azure portal under Resource groups section.

Information related to the cost of resources used during the implementation of the container:

To get this information, use the following PowerShell commands:
The below command gives you the usage start and end date, the period, the instance name, the foretaste of the cost and the id of the resource (see below):
Get-AzConsumptionUsageDetail -BillingPeriodName 201902 -ResourceGroup TutoGhost
Please note that costs do not occur on a resource group but only on services that live within it.

Need further details, click here.

If you are in a test environment, to avoid paying extra cost, make sure to delete the resource group (command-line below) created if not used.

  • az group delete -n $resourceGroup -y

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