ecs-cli compose start - Amazon Elastic Container Service

ecs-cli compose start

Starts a single Amazon ECS task from the task definition created from your Compose file.


Some features described might only be available with the latest version of the Amazon ECS CLI. For more information about obtaining the latest version, see Installing the Amazon ECS CLI.


ecs-cli compose start [--region region] [--cluster-config cluster_config_name] [--ecs-profile ecs_profile] [--aws-profile aws_profile] [--cluster cluster_name] [--launch-type launch_type] [--create-log-groups] [--help]




--region, -r region

Specifies the AWS Region to use. Defaults to the cluster configured using the configure command.

Type: String

Required: No

--cluster-config cluster_config_name

Specifies the name of the Amazon ECS cluster configuration to use. Defaults to the cluster configuration set as the default.

Type: String

Required: No

--ecs-profile ecs_profile

Specifies the name of the Amazon ECS profile configuration to use. Defaults to the profile configured using the configure profile command.

Type: String

Required: No

--aws-profile aws_profile

Specifies the AWS profile to use. Enables you to use the AWS credentials from an existing named profile in ~/.aws/credentials.

Type: String

Required: No

--cluster, -c cluster_name

Specifies the Amazon ECS cluster name to use. Defaults to the cluster configured using the configure command.

Type: String

Required: No

--launch-type launch_type

Specifies the launch type to use. Available options are FARGATE or EC2. For more information about launch types, see Amazon ECS launch types.

This overrides the default launch type stored in your cluster configuration.

Type: String

Required: No


Creates the CloudWatch log groups specified in your Compose files.

Required: No

--help, -h

Shows the help text for the specified command.

Required: No


Run a Task

This example creates a task definition from the hello-world.yml Compose file. Additional ECS parameters are specified for task networking configuration for the Fargate launch type. Then a single task is run using that task definition.

Example Docker Compose file, named hello-world.yml:

version: '3' services: nginx: image: nginx:latest ports: - "80:80" logging: driver: awslogs options: awslogs-group: tutorial awslogs-region: us-east-1 awslogs-stream-prefix: nginx

Example ECS parameters file, named ecs-params.yml:

version: 1 task_definition: task_execution_role: ecsTaskExecutionRole ecs_network_mode: awsvpc task_size: mem_limit: 0.5GB cpu_limit: 256 run_params: network_configuration: awsvpc_configuration: subnets: - subnet-abcd1234 - subnet-dbca4321 security_groups: - sg-abcd1234 assign_public_ip: ENABLED


ecs-cli compose --file hello-world.yml --ecs-params ecs-params.yml start --launch-type FARGATE --create-log-groups


INFO[0000] Using ECS task definition TaskDefinition=ecscompose-hello-world:5