Saturday 3 November 2018

Now use an AMI optimized for ECS based on Amazon Linux 2

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a very scalable, high-performance containers which are an growingly major way for developers to package and deploy their applications orchestration service that supports Dockers containers. Docker is a permits you to create, test, and deploy applications swiftly and to simply run and scale containerized applications on AWS. Amazon ECS removes the require for you to install and run your own container orchestration software, organize and scale a mass of virtual machines, or schedule containers on those virtual machines.

An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) gives the data needed to inaugurate an instance, which is a virtual server in the cloud. You should clarify a source AMI when you inaugurate an instance. You can launch several instances from one AMI when you want several instances with the similar configuration. You can use contrary AMIs to inaugurate instances when you require instances with contrary configurations. The Amazon ECS-optimized Amazon Linux 2 AMI is the suggested AMI for you to utilize to start your Amazon ECS container instances. However, you can build your personal container instance AMI that meets the fundamental specifications outlined in Container Instance AMIs, the Amazon ECS-optimized Amazon Linux 2 AMI is pre-configured and tested on Amazon ECS by AWS engineers. It is the easiest AMI for you to get started and to get your containers running on AWS swiftly.

Formerly, the current version of the ECS-optimized AMI was based on Amazon Linux 2018.03, which is the old generation of Amazon Linux. Thus, ECS customers had to customize their personal AMIs in order to get benefit of the firmness and security of AL2. Now, with the latest ECS-optimized AL2 AMI, ECS customers can automatically provide and operate ECS AL2 instances with no further work. The AMI contains all of the software and configuration mandatory to operate ECS, containing the ECS Agent, which works on all ECS instances and is used to organize ECS functions and services.

To grasp more on ECS-optimized AL2 AMI, read our documentation.

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