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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

Installing ECS CLI

To install ECS CLI on PowerShell, first run PowerShell as an administrator by right-clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as administrator:

  1. Subsequently, run the following command to create a new item of type directory at the specified path:
New-Item -ItemType "directory" -Path "C:\Program Files\Amazon\ECSCLI"
  1. Download and install ecs-cli ecs-cli-windows-amd64-latest.exeto application ecs-cli.exe in directory C:\Program Files\Amazon\ECSCLI\.
Invoke-WebRequest -OutFile ‘C:\Program Files\Amazon\ECSCLI\ecs-cli.exe’
  1. Add C:\Program Files\Amazon\ECSCLI to the PATH environment variable. Output the ecs-cli version:
ecs-cli --version

The preceding commands run in PowerShell, as shown in the following screenshot: