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Docker on Amazon Web Services

By : Justin Menga
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Docker on Amazon Web Services

By: Justin Menga

Overview of this book

Over the last few years, Docker has been the gold standard for building and distributing container applications. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a leader in public cloud computing, and was the first to offer a managed container platform in the form of the Elastic Container Service (ECS). Docker on Amazon Web Services starts with the basics of containers, Docker, and AWS, before teaching you how to install Docker on your local machine and establish access to your AWS account. You'll then dig deeper into the ECS, a native container management platform provided by AWS that simplifies management and operation of your Docker clusters and applications for no additional cost. Once you have got to grips with the basics, you'll solve key operational challenges, including secrets management and auto-scaling your infrastructure and applications. You'll explore alternative strategies for deploying and running your Docker applications on AWS, including Fargate and ECS Service Discovery, Elastic Beanstalk, Docker Swarm and Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). In addition to this, there will be a strong focus on adopting an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) approach using AWS CloudFormation. By the end of this book, you'll not only understand how to run Docker on AWS, but also be able to build real-world, secure, and scalable container platforms in the cloud.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell


  1. Which section of a Packer template defines the EC2 instance type of the temporary instance used during the Packer build process?
  2. True/False: Packer requires SSH access to a temporary instance during the Packer build process.
  3. What configuration file format do you use to define a Packer template?
  4. True/False: You must hardcode your AWS credentials into your Packer template.
  5. True/False: To capture the AMI ID created by Packer, you must parse the log output of the Packer build process.
  6. What is the default storage configuration of the ECS-Optimized AMI?
  7. What type of Packer provisioner would you use to write a file to the /etc directory?
  8. You create an EC2 instance from a custom AMI that takes a long time to boot. The AMI is installed in a private subnet with no additional infrastructure configured in the environment. What is a likely cause of the slow boot time?