AWS CloudFormation
User Guide (API Version 2010-05-15)

Amazon Elastic Container Service Service PlacementStrategies

The PlacementStrategies property describes how tasks for the Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) service are placed in an AWS::ECS::Service resource.



{ "Type" : String, "Field" : String, }


Type: String Field: String



The type of placement strategy. Can be one of the following values: random, spread, or binpack.

The random placement strategy randomly places tasks on available candidates. The spread placement strategy spreads placement across available candidates evenly based on the field parameter. The binpack strategy places tasks on available candidates that have the least available amount of the resource that is specified with the field parameter. For example, if you binpack on memory, a task is placed on the instance with the least amount of remaining memory (but still enough to run the task).

Required: Yes

Type: String

Update requires: Replacement


The field to apply the placement strategy against. For the spread placement strategy, valid values are instanceId (or host, which has the same effect), or any platform or custom attribute that is applied to a container instance, such as attribute:ecs.availability-zone.

For the binpack placement strategy, valid values are cpu and memory.

For the random placement strategy, this field is not used.

Required: No

Type: String

Update requires: Replacement

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