Amazon Elastic Container Service
Developer Guide (API Version 2014-11-13)

Getting Started with Amazon ECS

Get started with Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) by creating the Amazon ECS resources necessary to launch your first task. The Amazon ECS console provides a first-run experience that makes this easy.

In the Regions that support AWS Fargate, the Amazon ECS first-run wizard guides you through the process of getting started with Amazon ECS using Fargate. For more information, see AWS Fargate on Amazon ECS. The wizard gives you the option of creating a cluster and launching a sample web application. If you already have a Docker image to launch in Amazon ECS, you can create a task definition with that image and use that for your cluster instead.

In the Regions that don't support AWS Fargate, the Amazon ECS first-run wizard guides you through the process of getting started with tasks that use the EC2 launch type. The wizard gives you the option of creating a cluster and launching a sample web application. If you already have a Docker image to launch in Amazon ECS, you can create a task definition with that image and use that for your cluster instead.