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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

Running additional tasks

By default, one task is created. In this section, we shall discuss the procedure to add an additional task. The Tasks tab in the cluster displays the tasks associated with a cluster:

Tasks associated with a service are listed on the service page. To display a task definition's details, click on the link for the task definition in the Service page or the cluster page. A task definition is shown in the following screenshot:

  • To run a new task, select ActionsRun Task. A new task gets created with Run Task:
  • Two options are provided for the launch type to run a new task: Fargate and EC2. Select the Fargate launch type, as shown in the following screenshot.
  • The Task Definition name is pre-specified. The Platform version is LATEST by default.
  • The Cluster is also selected and, if more than one cluster is available, the cluster may be selected from a drop-down list.
  • Specify the Number of tasks to create.
  • Optionally, specify a Task Group. A task group is a set of related tasks...