Creating Amazon ECS resources with AWS CloudFormation - Amazon Elastic Container Service

Creating Amazon ECS resources with AWS CloudFormation

Amazon ECS is integrated with AWS CloudFormation, a service that helps you model and set up your AWS resources so that you can spend less time creating and managing your resources and infrastructure. You create a template that describes all the AWS resources that you want, for example an Amazon ECS cluster, and AWS CloudFormation takes care of provisioning and configuring those resources for you.

When you use AWS CloudFormation, you can reuse your template to set up your Amazon ECS resources consistently and repeatedly. Just describe your resources once, and then provision the same resources over and over in multiple AWS accounts and Regions.

Amazon ECS and AWS CloudFormation templates

To provision and configure resources for Amazon ECS and related services, you must understand AWS CloudFormation templates. Templates are formatted text files in JSON or YAML. These templates describe the resources that you want to provision in your AWS CloudFormation stacks. If you're unfamiliar with JSON or YAML, you can use AWS CloudFormation Designer to help you get started with AWS CloudFormation templates. For more information, see What is AWS CloudFormation Designer? in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide.

Amazon ECS supports creating clusters, task definitions, services, and task sets in AWS CloudFormation. For more information, including examples of JSON and YAML templates for your Amazon ECS resources, see Amazon ECS resource type reference in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide.

Learn more about AWS CloudFormation

To learn more about AWS CloudFormation, see the following resources: