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Amazon Fargate Quick Start Guide

By : Deepak Vohra
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Amazon Fargate Quick Start Guide

By: Deepak Vohra

Overview of this book

Amazon Fargate is new launch type for the Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS). ECS is an AWS service for Docker container orchestration. Docker is the de facto containerization framework and has revolutionized packaging and deployment of software. The introduction of Fargate has made the ECS platform serverless. The book takes you through how Amazon Fargate runs ECS services composed of tasks and Docker containers and exposes the containers to the user. Fargate has simplified the ECS platform. We will learn how Fargate creates an Elastic Network Interface (ENI) for each task and how auto scaling can be enabled for ECS tasks. You will also learn about using an IAM policy to download Docker images and send logs to CloudWatch. Finally, by the end of this book, you will have learned about how to use ECS CLI to create an ECS cluster and deploy tasks with Docker Compose.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

What Amazon Fargate is

Amazon Fargate is a new launch type for Amazon ECS and Amazon EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service)-managed orchestration services for Docker containers on AWS. With the Fargate launch type, the infrastructure is fully provisioned by Fargate. It is serverless, and no EC2 instances are exposed to the user. Docker containers are defined as container definitions within a task definition. A service implements the task definition to run one or more tasks. Each task is associated with an ENI. If the auto-assignment of the public IP at the task level is enabled, a public IP on which an external client may access a task is automatically assigned to a task. Tasks communicate with each other over a private IP.