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

ecs-cli compose up

If an Amazon ECS task definition does not already exist, creates one from your compose file and runs one instance of that task on your cluster.


Some features described may 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 up [--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] [--force-update] [--help]


Name Description

--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


Forces the relaunching of the tasks.

Required: No

--help, -h

Shows the help text for the specified command.

Required: No


Register a Task Definition Using the AWS Fargate Launch Type with Task Networking

This example creates a task definition with the project name hello-world from the hello-world.yml compose file. Additional ECS parameters are specified for task and network configuration for the Fargate launch type. Then one instance of the task is run using the Fargate launch type.

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: ecs_network_mode: awsvpc task_execution_role: ecsTaskExecutionRole task_size: cpu_limit: 512 mem_limit: 2GB services: nginx: essential: true run_params: network_configuration: awsvpc_configuration: subnets: - subnet-abcd1234 - subnet-dcba4321 security_groups: - sg-abcd1234 - sg-dcba4321 assign_public_ip: ENABLED


ecs-cli compose --project-name hello-world --file hello-world.yml --ecs-params ecs-params.yml up --launch-type FARGATE


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

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