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Use Elastic Container Instance in ASK clusters

Last Updated: May 31, 2021

This topic describes how to use Elastic Container Instance in Serverless Kubernetes (ASK) clusters. ASK clusters are integrated with Alibaba Cloud services such as Elastic Container Instance. You can create an ASK cluster and use Elastic Container Instance in the cluster.

Introduction to ASK

ASK is a service provided by Alibaba Cloud on top of the elastic compute architecture. It allows you to deploy containerized applications without the need to purchase, maintain, and plan the capacities of nodes. You are charged based on the amount of CPU and memory resources that you configure for your applications.

ASK provides full compatibility with Kubernetes. You can use ASK API or command lines to manage containerized applications. ASK is also integrated with Alibaba Cloud services to help you simplify Kubernetes development and focus on your applications instead of managing underlying resources.

In ASK clusters, you can create pods without manually deploying virtual nodes, as shown in the following figure. Pods in ASK clusters run in a secure and isolated container runtime built on an elastic container instance. Each pod corresponds to an elastic container instance.ASK

For more information, see Introduction.

Procedure

You can create an ASK cluster in the ACK console and deploy applications in the cluster.

Note

Each pod created when you deploy the ASK cluster corresponds to an elastic container instance. You can view related information in the Elastic Container Instance console.

See the following topics:

  1. Create an ASK cluster

  2. Create an application from an image

  3. Create a Service

  4. View pods