Function host is not running error in docker run

I have a function app and am planning to use Azure KEDA for deployment. When converting the current function app to docker and testing the same in local using the docker run command, I get the below error.

Function host is not running.

It works while debugging in visual studio, but does not work in Docker. Other stackoverflow answers suggest check host.json and i tried it, but did not fix it.

Below is my host.json.

  "version": "2.0",
  "logging": {
    "fileLoggingMode": "always",
    "logLevel": {
      "default": "Information",
      "Host": "Error",
      "Function": "Error",
      "Host.Aggregator": "Information"
    "applicationInsights": {
      "samplingSettings": {
        "isEnabled": true,
        "maxTelemetryItemsPerSecond": 20


FROM microsoft/dotnet:2.2-sdk AS installer-env

COPY . /src/dotnet-function-app
RUN cd /src/dotnet-function-app && 
    mkdir -p /home/site/wwwroot && 
    dotnet publish Projects/Projectxxx.csproj --output /home/site/wwwroot

# To enable ssh & remote debugging on app service change the base image to the one below
ENV AzureWebJobsScriptRoot=/home/site/wwwroot 

COPY --from=installer-env ["/home/site/wwwroot", "/home/site/wwwroot"]


I did two things to make it work.

  • Add the <PackageReference Include="WindowsAzure.Storage" Version="9.3.2" /> to .csproj

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  • Missed some environment variables. Some of the application settings were missing from docker run -e environment parameters, which was used in startup.cs