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Azure Container Instance

Azure Container Instances (ACI) is a simple and efficient way to run containers in the cloud. This document guides you through launching an ACI instance and running an Appsmith container. The data persists in Azure Storage Account File Share.


Azure only supports CIFS file shares and doesn't support NFS file shares.


Before launching an ACI instance, you need to have an Azure subscription and have the Azure CLI installed on your machine.

Configure variables

Update the following values starting with 'my' where necessary, and enter them in your shell/terminal.


Create a resource group (optional)

You can skip this step if you want to use an existing resource group.

az group create --name $resourceGroupName --location $aciLocation

Create a storage account (optional)

You can skip this step if you want to use an existing storage account.

az storage account create --resource-group $resourceGroupName --name $storageAccountName --location $aciLocation --sku Standard_LRS

Get the storage account key

storageAccountKey=$(az storage account keys list --resource-group $resourceGroupName --account-name $storageAccountName --query "[0].value"  --output tsv)

Create a file share

az storage share create --name $fileShareName --account-name $storageAccountName --account-key $storageAccountKey

Install Appsmith

  • Create an Azure container instance for Appsmith with:

    az container create \
    --resource-group $resourceGroupName \
    --name $aciName \
    --image appsmith/appsmith-ee \
    --ip-address public \
    --dns-name-label $dnsNameLabel \
    --ports 80 443 \
    --cpu 2 \
    --memory 4 \
    --azure-file-volume-account-name $storageAccountName \
    --azure-file-volume-account-key $storageAccountKey \
    --azure-file-volume-share-name $fileShareName \
    --azure-file-volume-mount-path "/appsmith-stacks/" \

Install Appsmith Community

To install the Appsmith open source edition (Appsmith Community), replace appsmith-ee with appsmith-ce while creating an Azure container instance file on this page.


If you are facing issues during deployment, please refer to the guide on troubleshooting deployment errors.

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