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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

Creating an IAM user

To create an IAM user, log in as the root user and access the IAM Console at

  • Select users in the left-hand menu and click on Add user, as shown in the following screenshot:
  • The Add user wizard gets launched, as shown next. First, specify the User name (dvohra).
  • Select the AWS Management Console access option, which enables a password that allows the IAM user to log in to the Console:
  • For Console Password, select the Custom password option and specify a password in the field provided. Select the Require password reset option, which requires a user to create a new password at the next login. Users are automatically granted the IAMUserChangePassword policy, which allows a user to change their password. Click on Next
  • Next, configure permissions. Click on Attach existing policy directly, as shown here:
  • In the Policy type filter, search forECS and select the two policies listed next. AmazonECS_FullAccess provides administrative access to Amazon...