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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

Deploying the compose file to the cluster

The ecs-cli compose service up command deploys a Docker compose file to a cluster. The command may optionally be parameterized with the command options discussed in this table:



Default value


Project name

The current directory


ECS params file to use

The ecs-params.yml in the current directory


Creates CloudWatch Log groups for container logs



Docker compose file

The docker-compose.yml file in the current directory


Run the following command in which the --project-name and --create-log-groups options are used. We don’t need to use the other options, as the required files are in the current directory:

ecs-cli compose --project-name hello-world service up --create-log-groups

The Docker compose file gets deployed on the hello-world cluster. The output from the command is shownhere:

The hello-world cluster lists one running task, as shown here:

Click on the hello-world cluster link to display its...