Task Metadata Endpoint version 3 - Amazon Elastic Container Service

Task Metadata Endpoint version 3

Important

If you are using Amazon ECS tasks hosted on AWS Fargate, see Task metadata endpoint version 3 in the Amazon Elastic Container Service User Guide for AWS Fargate.

Beginning with version 1.21.0 of the Amazon ECS container agent, the agent injects an environment variable called ECS_CONTAINER_METADATA_URI into each container in a task. When you query the task metadata version 3 endpoint, various task metadata and Docker stats are available to tasks. For tasks that use the bridge network mode, network metrics are available when querying the /stats endpoints.

Enabling Task Metadata

The task metadata endpoint version 3 feature is enabled by default for tasks that use the Fargate launch type on platform version v1.3.0 or later and tasks that use the EC2 launch type and are launched on Amazon EC2 Linux infrastructure running at least version 1.21.0 of the Amazon ECS container agent or on Amazon EC2 Windows infrastructure running at least version 1.54.0 of the Amazon ECS container agent and use awsvpc network mode. For more information, see Amazon ECS container agent versions.

You can add support for this feature on older container instances by updating the agent to the latest version. For more information, see Updating the Amazon ECS container agent.

Important

For tasks using the Fargate launch type and platform versions prior to v1.3.0, the task metadata version 2 endpoint is supported. For more information, see Task Metadata Endpoint version 2.

Task Metadata Endpoint version 3 Paths

The following task metadata endpoints are available to containers:

${ECS_CONTAINER_METADATA_URI}

This path returns metadata JSON for the container.

${ECS_CONTAINER_METADATA_URI}/task

This path returns metadata JSON for the task, including a list of the container IDs and names for all of the containers associated with the task. For more information about the response for this endpoint, see Task Metadata JSON Response.

${ECS_CONTAINER_METADATA_URI}/taskWithTags

This path returns the metadata for the task included in the /task endpoint in addition to the task and container instance tags that can be retrieved using the ListTagsForResource API.

${ECS_CONTAINER_METADATA_URI}/stats

This path returns Docker stats JSON for the specific Docker container. For more information about each of the returned stats, see ContainerStats in the Docker API documentation.

${ECS_CONTAINER_METADATA_URI}/task/stats

This path returns Docker stats JSON for all of the containers associated with the task. For more information about each of the returned stats, see ContainerStats in the Docker API documentation.

Task Metadata JSON Response

The following information is returned from the task metadata endpoint (${ECS_CONTAINER_METADATA_URI}/task) JSON response.

Cluster

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) or short name of the Amazon ECS cluster to which the task belongs.

TaskARN

The full Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the task to which the container belongs.

Family

The family of the Amazon ECS task definition for the task.

Revision

The revision of the Amazon ECS task definition for the task.

DesiredStatus

The desired status for the task from Amazon ECS.

KnownStatus

The known status for the task from Amazon ECS.

Limits

The resource limits specified at the task level (such as CPU and memory). This parameter is omitted if no resource limits are defined.

PullStartedAt

The timestamp for when the first container image pull began.

PullStoppedAt

The timestamp for when the last container image pull finished.

AvailabilityZone

The Availability Zone the task is in.

Note

The Availability Zone metadata is only available for Fargate tasks using platform version 1.4 or later.

Containers

A list of container metadata for each container associated with the task.

DockerId

The Docker ID for the container.

Name

The name of the container as specified in the task definition.

DockerName

The name of the container supplied to Docker. The Amazon ECS container agent generates a unique name for the container to avoid name collisions when multiple copies of the same task definition are run on a single instance.

Image

The image for the container.

ImageID

The SHA-256 digest for the image.

Ports

Any ports exposed for the container. This parameter is omitted if there are no exposed ports.

Labels

Any labels applied to the container. This parameter is omitted if there are no labels applied.

DesiredStatus

The desired status for the container from Amazon ECS.

KnownStatus

The known status for the container from Amazon ECS.

ExitCode

The exit code for the container. This parameter is omitted if the container has not exited.

Limits

The resource limits specified at the container level (such as CPU and memory). This parameter is omitted if no resource limits are defined.

CreatedAt

The time stamp for when the container was created. This parameter is omitted if the container has not been created yet.

StartedAt

The time stamp for when the container started. This parameter is omitted if the container has not started yet.

FinishedAt

The time stamp for when the container stopped. This parameter is omitted if the container has not stopped yet.

Type

The type of the container. Containers that are specified in your task definition are of type NORMAL. You can ignore other container types, which are used for internal task resource provisioning by the Amazon ECS container agent.

Networks

The network information for the container, such as the network mode and IP address. This parameter is omitted if no network information is defined.

ExecutionStoppedAt

The time stamp for when the tasks DesiredStatus moved to STOPPED. This occurs when an essential container moves to STOPPED.

Examples

The following examples show sample outputs from the task metadata endpoints.

Example Container Metadata Response

When querying the ${ECS_CONTAINER_METADATA_URI} endpoint you are returned only metadata about the container itself. The following is an example output.

{ "DockerId": "43481a6ce4842eec8fe72fc28500c6b52edcc0917f105b83379f88cac1ff3946", "Name": "nginx-curl", "DockerName": "ecs-nginx-5-nginx-curl-ccccb9f49db0dfe0d901", "Image": "nrdlngr/nginx-curl", "ImageID": "sha256:2e00ae64383cfc865ba0a2ba37f61b50a120d2d9378559dcd458dc0de47bc165", "Labels": { "com.amazonaws.ecs.cluster": "default", "com.amazonaws.ecs.container-name": "nginx-curl", "com.amazonaws.ecs.task-arn": "arn:aws:ecs:us-east-2:012345678910:task/9781c248-0edd-4cdb-9a93-f63cb662a5d3", "com.amazonaws.ecs.task-definition-family": "nginx", "com.amazonaws.ecs.task-definition-version": "5" }, "DesiredStatus": "RUNNING", "KnownStatus": "RUNNING", "Limits": { "CPU": 512, "Memory": 512 }, "CreatedAt": "2018-02-01T20:55:10.554941919Z", "StartedAt": "2018-02-01T20:55:11.064236631Z", "Type": "NORMAL", "Networks": [ { "NetworkMode": "awsvpc", "IPv4Addresses": [ "10.0.2.106" ] } ] }

Example Task Metadata Response

When querying the ${ECS_CONTAINER_METADATA_URI}/task endpoint you are returned metadata about the task the container is part of. The following is an example output.

The following JSON response is for a single-container task.

{ "Cluster": "default", "TaskARN": "arn:aws:ecs:us-east-2:012345678910:task/9781c248-0edd-4cdb-9a93-f63cb662a5d3", "Family": "nginx", "Revision": "5", "DesiredStatus": "RUNNING", "KnownStatus": "RUNNING", "Containers": [ { "DockerId": "731a0d6a3b4210e2448339bc7015aaa79bfe4fa256384f4102db86ef94cbbc4c", "Name": "~internal~ecs~pause", "DockerName": "ecs-nginx-5-internalecspause-acc699c0cbf2d6d11700", "Image": "amazon/amazon-ecs-pause:0.1.0", "ImageID": "", "Labels": { "com.amazonaws.ecs.cluster": "default", "com.amazonaws.ecs.container-name": "~internal~ecs~pause", "com.amazonaws.ecs.task-arn": "arn:aws:ecs:us-east-2:012345678910:task/9781c248-0edd-4cdb-9a93-f63cb662a5d3", "com.amazonaws.ecs.task-definition-family": "nginx", "com.amazonaws.ecs.task-definition-version": "5" }, "DesiredStatus": "RESOURCES_PROVISIONED", "KnownStatus": "RESOURCES_PROVISIONED", "Limits": { "CPU": 0, "Memory": 0 }, "CreatedAt": "2018-02-01T20:55:08.366329616Z", "StartedAt": "2018-02-01T20:55:09.058354915Z", "Type": "CNI_PAUSE", "Networks": [ { "NetworkMode": "awsvpc", "IPv4Addresses": [ "10.0.2.106" ] } ] }, { "DockerId": "43481a6ce4842eec8fe72fc28500c6b52edcc0917f105b83379f88cac1ff3946", "Name": "nginx-curl", "DockerName": "ecs-nginx-5-nginx-curl-ccccb9f49db0dfe0d901", "Image": "nrdlngr/nginx-curl", "ImageID": "sha256:2e00ae64383cfc865ba0a2ba37f61b50a120d2d9378559dcd458dc0de47bc165", "Labels": { "com.amazonaws.ecs.cluster": "default", "com.amazonaws.ecs.container-name": "nginx-curl", "com.amazonaws.ecs.task-arn": "arn:aws:ecs:us-east-2:012345678910:task/9781c248-0edd-4cdb-9a93-f63cb662a5d3", "com.amazonaws.ecs.task-definition-family": "nginx", "com.amazonaws.ecs.task-definition-version": "5" }, "DesiredStatus": "RUNNING", "KnownStatus": "RUNNING", "Limits": { "CPU": 512, "Memory": 512 }, "CreatedAt": "2018-02-01T20:55:10.554941919Z", "StartedAt": "2018-02-01T20:55:11.064236631Z", "Type": "NORMAL", "Networks": [ { "NetworkMode": "awsvpc", "IPv4Addresses": [ "10.0.2.106" ] } ] } ], "PullStartedAt": "2018-02-01T20:55:09.372495529Z", "PullStoppedAt": "2018-02-01T20:55:10.552018345Z", "AvailabilityZone": "us-east-2b" }