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EC2 Container Service (ECS) Cluster

EC2 Container Service (ECS) Cluster

Deploy a cluster of servers for use with EC2 Container Service (ECS), Amazon's container orchestration system

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Features


  • Deploy a scalable, highly available ECS cluster on top of an Auto Scaling Group

  • Zero-downtime, rolling deployment for updating EC2 container instances

  • Manage ECS Services targeting EC2 container instances or Fargate

  • Auto scaling and auto healing

  • Service Discovery

  • ALB and ELB support

  • Deployment checks to ensure services are healthy

  • Run scheduled daemon tasks

  • Run one off tasks

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This repo is a part of the Gruntwork Infrastructure as Code Library, a collection of reusable, battle-tested, production ready infrastructure code. If you’ve never used the Infrastructure as Code Library before, make sure to read How to use the Gruntwork Infrastructure as Code Library!

Core concepts

Repo organization

  • modules: the main implementation code for this repo, broken down into multiple standalone, orthogonal submodules.

    • modules/ecs-cluster: use this module to provision an ECS cluster with ECS container instances.

    • modules/ecs-scripts: use the scripts in this module to configure private docker registries and register ECS container instances to ECS clusters.

    • modules/ecs-service: use this module to deploy one or more docker containers as a ECS service, with options to use ELBs (CLB, ALB, or CLB), Service Discovery, or Fargate.

    • modules/ecs-daemon-service: use this module to deploy one or more docker containers that run on a regular schedule.

    • modules/ecs-deploy: use the scripts in this module to run one or more docker containers as a one time task on an ECS cluster.

    • modules/ecs-deploy-check-binaries: use the python binary packages in this module to check ECS service deployments to ensure that they are active and healthy.

  • examples: This folder contains working examples of how to use the submodules.

  • test: Automated tests for the modules and examples.

Gruntwork analysis

  • EC2 vs Fargate launch types: A detailed comparison between the two available launch types for ECS, showing you the trade-offs between ECS container instances and Fargate.

Deploy


Non-production deployment (quick start for learning)

If you just want to try this repo out for experimenting and learning, check out the following resources:

  • examples folder: The examples folder contains sample code optimized for learning, experimenting, and testing (but not production usage).

Production deployment

If you want to deploy this repo in production, check out the following resources:

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Day-to-day operations

Major changes

Support


If you need help with this repo or anything else related to infrastructure or DevOps, Gruntwork offers Commercial Support via Slack, email, and phone/video. If you’re already a Gruntwork customer, hop on Slack and ask away! If not, subscribe now. If you’re not sure, feel free to email us at support@gruntwork.io.

Contributions


Contributions to this repo are very welcome and appreciated! If you find a bug or want to add a new feature or even contribute an entirely new module, we are very happy to accept pull requests, provide feedback, and run your changes through our automated test suite.

Please see Contributing to the Gruntwork Infrastructure as Code Library for instructions.

License


Please see LICENSE.txt for details on how the code in this repo is licensed.

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