Quickstart: Deploy your first container app using the Azure portal

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

In this quickstart, you create a secure Container Apps environment and deploy your first container app using the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

An Azure account with an active subscription is required. If you don't already have one, you can create an account for free. Also, please make sure to have the Resource Provider "Microsoft.App" registered.

Setup

Note

An Azure Container Apps environment can be deployed as a zone redundant resource in regions where support is available. This is a deployment-time only configuration option.

Begin by signing in to the Azure portal.

Create a container app

To create your container app, start at the Azure portal home page.

  1. Search for Container Apps in the top search bar.
  2. Select Container Apps in the search results.
  3. Select the Create button.

Basics tab

In the Basics tab, do the following actions.

  1. Enter the following values in the Project details section.

    Setting Action
    Subscription Select your Azure subscription.
    Resource group Select Create new and enter my-container-apps.
    Container app name Enter my-container-app.

Create an environment

Next, create an environment for your container app.

  1. Select the appropriate region.

    Setting Value
    Region Select Canada Central.
  2. In the Create Container Apps environment field, select the Create new link.

  3. In the Create Container Apps Environment page on the Basics tab, enter the following values:

    Setting Value
    Environment name Enter my-environment.
    Zone redundancy Select Disabled
  4. Select the Monitoring tab to create a Log Analytics workspace.

  5. Select the Create new link in the Log Analytics workspace field and enter the following values.

    Setting Value
    Name Enter my-container-apps-logs.

    The Location field is pre-filled with Canada Central for you.

  6. Select OK.

  1. Select the Create button at the bottom of the Create Container App Environment page.

Deploy the container app

  1. Select the Review and create button at the bottom of the page.

    Next, the settings in the Container App are verified. If no errors are found, the Create button is enabled.

    If there are errors, any tab containing errors is marked with a red dot. Navigate to the appropriate tab. Fields containing an error will be highlighted in red. Once all errors are fixed, select Review and create again.

  2. Select Create.

    A page with the message Deployment is in progress is displayed. Once the deployment is successfully completed, you'll see the message: Your deployment is complete.

Verify deployment

Select Go to resource to view your new container app. Select the link next to Application URL to view your application. You'll see the following message in your browser.

Your first Azure Container Apps deployment.

Clean up resources

If you're not going to continue to use this application, you can delete the Azure Container Apps instance and all the associated services by removing the resource group.

  1. Select the my-container-apps resource group from the Overview section.
  2. Select the Delete resource group button at the top of the resource group Overview.
  3. Enter the resource group name my-container-apps in the Are you sure you want to delete "my-container-apps" confirmation dialog.
  4. Select Delete.
    The process to delete the resource group may take a few minutes to complete.

Tip

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

Next steps