Amazon Fargate Quick Start Guide

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  • Running Docker containers with a managed service
  • Use Amazon ECS in Fargate launch mode
  • Configure CloudWatch Logging with Fargate
  • Use an IAM Role with Fargate
  • Understand how ECS CLI is used with Fargate
  • Learn how to use an Application Load Balancer with Fargate
  • Learn about Auto Scaling with Fargate

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.

  • Gives you a quick walk-through over the Amazon Elastic Container Services (ECS)
  • Provides an in depth knowledge of the components that Amazon Fargate has to offer. 
  • Learn the practical aspects of Docker application development with a managed service
Page Count 190
Course Length 5 hours 42 minutes
ISBN 9781789345018
Date Of Publication 23 Jul 2018


Deepak Vohra

Deepak Vohra is consultant and principle a member of the NuBean software company. He is a Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) and Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD) and has worked in the fields of XML, Java programming, and J2EE for over 10 years. He is the coauthor of the Apress book Pro XML Development with Java Technology. Deepak is the author of several Packt Publishing books, including Processing XML documents with Oracle JDeveloper 11g and Java EE Development with Eclipse. Deepak is also a Docker Mentor and has published four other Docker-related books.