Linux container instance management - Amazon Elastic Container Service

Linux container instance management

When you use EC2 instances for your Amazon ECS workloads, you are responsible for maintaing the instances

Each Amazon ECS container agent version supports a different feature set and provides bug fixes from previous versions. When possible, we always recommend using the latest version of the Amazon ECS container agent. To update your container agent to the latest version, see Updating the Amazon ECS container agent.

To see which features and enhancements are included with each agent release, see


The minimum Docker version for reliable metrics is Docker version v20.10.13 and newer, which is included in Amazon ECS-optimized AMI 20220607 and newer.

Amazon ECS agent versions 1.20.0 and newer have deprecated support for Docker versions older than 1.9.0.