The billing starts when the container image is pulled through the docker pull command and stops when the Elastic Container Instances (ECI) enters the Succeeded or Failed state.

After the ECI enters the Succeeded or Failed state, the billing stops regardless of whether the ECI is deleted.

For more information about the lifecycle of an ECI, see Terms.

For more information about how to run a job on the virtual node of a managed Kubernetes cluster, see Run jobs on a virtual node.