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Last Updated: Jan 15, 2019

Elastic Container Instance

  • To create Elastic Container Instances (ECI), you must have an Alibaba Cloud account with a balance of at least CNY 100. In addition, the account must have passed real-name authentication.
  • ECIs are currently restricted to Linux containers. We are currently working on support for Windows containers.
  • ECIs can currently be deployed only on Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks.

ECI specifications

ECIs currently support a maximum of 4 vCPUs and 16 GiB memory for a container instance. Each ECI can host a maximum of five containers. The following table describes the configurations of each ECI container.

vCPU (core) Memory (GiB)
0.25 0.5 or 1
0.5 1 or 2
1 2, 3, or 4
2 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8
4 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, or 16

Usage restrictions

Item Common user restrictions Method of applying for exceptions (exceeding the limit)
User restrictions for creating ECIs Real-name authentication No exception
Maximum vCPUs per account per region 20 Submitting a ticket
Maximum vCPUs per instance 4 No exception
Maximum volumes per instance 20 No exception
Maximum containers per container instance 20 No exception