Quickstart: Deploy your first container app with containerapp up

The Azure Container Apps service enables you to run microservices and containerized applications on a serverless platform. With Container Apps, you enjoy the benefits of running containers while you leave behind the concerns of manually configuring cloud infrastructure and complex container orchestrators.

In this quickstart, you create and deploy your first container app using the az containerapp up command.



To sign in to Azure from the CLI, run the following command and follow the prompts to complete the authentication process.

az login

Ensure you're running the latest version of the CLI via the upgrade command.

az upgrade

Next, install or update the Azure Container Apps extension for the CLI.

az extension add --name containerapp --upgrade

Register the Microsoft.App and Microsoft.OperationalInsights namespaces if you haven't already registered them in your Azure subscription.

az provider register --namespace Microsoft.App
az provider register --namespace Microsoft.OperationalInsights

Now that your Azure CLI setup is complete, you can define the environment variables that are used throughout this article.

Create a resource group

az group create --location centralus --resource-group my-container-apps

Create and deploy the container app

Create and deploy your first container app with the containerapp up command. This command will:

  • Create the Container Apps environment
  • Create the Log Analytics workspace
  • Create and deploy the container app using a public container image

Note that if any of these resources already exist, the command will use them instead of creating new ones.

az containerapp up \
  --name my-container-app \
  --resource-group my-container-apps \
  --location centralus \
  --environment 'my-container-apps' \
  --image mcr.microsoft.com/k8se/quickstart:latest \
  --target-port 80 \
  --ingress external \
  --query properties.configuration.ingress.fqdn


Make sure the value for the --image parameter is in lower case.

By setting --ingress to external, you make the container app available to public requests.

Verify deployment

The up command returns the fully qualified domain name for the container app. Copy this location to a web browser.

The following message is displayed when the container app is deployed:

Screenshot of container app web page.

Clean up resources

If you're not going to continue to use this application, run the following command to delete the resource group along with all the resources created in this quickstart.


The following command deletes the specified resource group and all resources contained within it. If resources outside the scope of this quickstart exist in the specified resource group, they will also be deleted.

az group delete --name my-container-apps


Having issues? Let us know on GitHub by opening an issue in the Azure Container Apps repo.

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