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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

Configuring logging

Scroll to the STORAGE AND LOGGING section in the Edit container dialog, as shown in the following screenshot:

  1. To configure logging automatically,click the Auto-configure CloudWatch Logs checkbox. The Fargate launch type only supports the awslogs log driver:
  1. All the log options discussed in the earlier table are mandatory for the Fargate launch type, and the default value for each gets set. The awslogs-group option is set to a value of /ecs/<task definition name>. If the task definition name is modified after configuring the logging, the awslogs-group also gets updated. Click on Update to complete the container configuration:

The logConfiguration parameters added for the logging configuration are as follows:

            "containerDefinitions": [{
                        "logConfiguration": {
                                    "logDriver": "awslogs",
                                    "options": {