Book Image

Amazon Fargate Quick Start Guide

By : Deepak Vohra
Book Image

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

Accessing the service

To be able to access a service, the Network Accessshould be configured with Auto-assign public IP as ENABLED, as shown in the following screenshot:

To provide network access, an ENI gets created for each task. The ENI is associated with a public IP that may be used to access an application running in a task container:

  • Click on the link for a task in Service | Tasks, as shown in the following screenshot:
  • On the task detail page, click on the link for the ENI Id, as shown in the following screenshot:
  • Copy the IPv4 Public IP from the ENI console, in the following screenshot, which would be different for different users:
  • Specify the IPv4 Public IP in a browser to invoke the Hello World application, as shown in the following screenshot: