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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 application load balancer

The following procedure is used to configure a Fargate ECS service with an application load Balancer:

  1. Create an application load balancer
  2. Create a task definition
  1. Create a service
  2. Configure the application load balancer with the service
  3. Invoke the service

First, we shall create an application load balancer:

  1. Open the EC2 Console in a browser by going to, and select Load Balancing | Load Balancers.
  2. Click on Create Load Balancer, as shown in the following screenshot:
  1. In Select load balancer type, click on Create for the Application Load Balancer, as shown in the following screenshot. An application load balancer is used for HTTP/HTTPS request protocols.
  1. In Configure Load Balancer, specify a load balancer name (hello-world-lb) in the Basic Configuration, as shown in the following screenshot, and select internet-facing as the Scheme. Only a-z, A-Z, 0-9, and hyphens may be used in the load balancer name.
  2. Select ipv4 as the IP address...