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Elastic Container Instance:List of operations by function

Last Updated:Jun 21, 2024
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DescribeRegionsDescribeRegionsQueries the regions and zones in which Elastic Container Instance is available.

Container groups

CreateContainerGroupCreateContainerGroupCreates an elastic container instance.
UpdateContainerGroupUpdateContainerGroupUpdates an elastic container instance.
DescribeContainerGroupsDescribeContainerGroupsQueries information about multiple elastic container instances at a time.
DescribeContainerGroupStatusDescribeContainerGroupStatusQueries the statuses of multiple container groups at a time.
DescribeContainerGroupEventsDescribeContainerGroupEventsQueries event information about multiple container groups at a time.
ResizeContainerGroupVolumeResizeContainerGroupVolumeScales out volumes on an elastic container instance.
RestartContainerGroupRestartContainerGroupRestarts an elastic container instance.
DeleteContainerGroupDeleteContainerGroupDeletes a container group.


ExecContainerCommandExecContainerCommandRuns commands in a container.
DescribeContainerLogDescribeContainerLogQueries the logs of a container in a container group.
CommitContainerCommitContainerCreates an asynchronous task to store a specified container in an elastic container instance as an image and pushes the image to an image repository of Alibaba Cloud Container Registry.
DescribeCommitContainerTaskDescribeCommitContainerTaskQueries the details of a CommitContainer task.

Image caches

CreateImageCacheCreateImageCacheCreates an image cache. The image cache can accelerate image pulling and reduce the instance startup time when you create an elastic container instance later.
DeleteImageCacheDeleteImageCacheDeletes an image cache.
UpdateImageCacheUpdateImageCacheUpdates an image cache.
DescribeImageCachesDescribeImageCachesQueries information about image caches.

Data cache

CreateDataCacheCreateDataCacheCreates a DataCache.
DescribeDataCachesDescribeDataCachesQueries the information about data caches.
UpdateDataCacheUpdateDataCacheUpdates a data cache.
CopyDataCacheCopyDataCacheCopies a DataCache from one region to another region.
DeleteDataCacheDeleteDataCacheDeletes a DataCache.

Virtual nodes

CreateVirtualNodeCreateVirtualNodeCreates a VNode to connect self-managed Kubernetes clusters to elastic container instances.
DeleteVirtualNodeDeleteVirtualNodeDeletes a virtual node.
UpdateVirtualNodeUpdateVirtualNodeUpdates attributes of a virtual node.
DescribeVirtualNodesDescribeVirtualNodesQueries information about virtual nodes.


DescribeContainerGroupMetricDescribeContainerGroupMetricQueries the monitoring data of an elastic container instance.
DescribeMultiContainerGroupMetricDescribeMultiContainerGroupMetricQueries the monitoring data of elastic container instances.

Operations and maintenance

CreateInstanceOpsTaskCreateInstanceOpsTaskCreates an operations and maintenance task.
DescribeInstanceOpsRecordsDescribeInstanceOpsRecordsQueries the information about operations and maintenance tasks of an elastic container instance.

Other operations

ListUsageListUsageQueries the used amounts and upper limits of privileges and quotas that you have in a specified region.
DescribeContainerGroupPriceDescribeContainerGroupPriceQueries the price of an elastic container instance.
DescribeAvailableResourceDescribeAvailableResourceQueries the Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance families that are available in a specified region and zone.