How to wait for a container

When launching a container, the container should not be considered started until it reaches the running state. Sometimes if you want to interact with the container (with the amc shell command, for example), you must wait until the container reaches a running status.

The amc wait command allows to wait for a container to reach a specific condition. If the condition is not satisfied within the specified time (five minutes by default), a timeout error will be returned by AMS.

The supported conditions for a container are as follows:

Name Value
app Application name or ID
type Container type, possible values: “base”, “regular”
node Node on which the container runs
status Container status, possible values: “created”, “prepared”, “started”, “stopped”, “running”, “error”, “deleted”, “unknown”

For example, to wait for the container to reach state running:

amc wait -c status=running bdpaqaqhmss611ruq6kg