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Elastic Container Instance:List of operations by function

Last Updated:Mar 22, 2023
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DescribeRegionsDescribeRegionsQueries the regions and zones supported by Elastic Container Instance.

Container groups

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


ExecContainerCommandExecContainerCommandRuns commands in a container.
DescribeContainerLogDescribeContainerLogQueries the logs of a container.
CommitContainer CommitContainerCreates 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.
DescribeCommitContainerTask DescribeCommitContainerTaskQueries the details of a CommitContainer task.

Image caches

CreateImageCacheCreateImageCacheCreates an image cache. Image caches can accelerate image pulls and reduce instance startup time when you create an elastic container instance.
UpdateImageCacheUpdateImageCacheUpdates an image cache.
DescribeImageCachesDescribeImageCachesQueries multiple image caches at a time.

Virtual nodes

CreateVirtualNodeCreateVirtualNodeCreates a VNode-based virtual node to connect self-managed Kubernetes clusters to elastic container instances.
DeleteVirtualNodeDeleteVirtualNodeDeletes a virtual node.
UpdateVirtualNodeUpdateVirtualNodeUpdates a virtual node.
DescribeVirtualNodesDescribeVirtualNodesQueries information about virtual nodes (VNodes).


DescribeContainerGroupMetricDescribeContainerGroupMetricQueries the monitoring data of an elastic container instance.
DescribeMultiContainerGroupMetricDescribeMultiContainerGroupMetricQueries the monitoring data of multiple elastic container instances at a time.


CreateInstanceOpsTaskCreateInstanceOpsTaskCreates an O\&M task.
DescribeInstanceOpsRecordsDescribeInstanceOpsRecordsQueries an O\&M task.

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 or instance types that are available in a region and zone.