AKS and Docker Hub rate limiting 30 June 2022

Adam Erot 46 Reputation points

Hello fellows,

A few days ago as Azure cusotmer, I got e-mail message customer about Docker Hub rate limiting 30 June 2022.

In email I'm reading:
"Affected environments could include, but are not limited to: Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Red Hat OpenShift, Azure Service Fabric, Web App for Containers, Azure Container Apps (Preview), and continuous integration/continuous deployment pipelines that use Azure Container Registry Tasks, Azure DevOps, or GitHub Actions. "

I have launch k8s cluster (AKS) where I obviously use images from Docker hub. Should I be worried about anything? Shoud I create own Azure container registry?

Thank you for your replies.


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  1. srbhatta-MSFT 8,526 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Adam Erot ,

    Thank you for reaching out to Microsoft QnA Platform. Happy to answer your question.
    As you have correctly mentioned, Docker Hub is rate limiting starting 30th June 2022. This can potentially cause throttling while making anonymous pull requests. To avoid these, you can import images to your Azure Container registry using az acr import. For more details, please refer to this document.


    You can find more information here.

    I hope this helps.

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