Amazon ECS
User Guide for AWS Fargate (API Version 2014-11-13)

Creating a Cluster

You can create an Amazon ECS cluster using the AWS Management Console, as described in this topic. Before you begin, be sure that you've completed the steps in Setting Up with Amazon ECS.


This cluster creation wizard provides a simple way to create the resources that are needed by an Amazon ECS cluster, and it lets you customize several common cluster configuration options. However, this wizard does not allow you to customize every resource option. If your requirements extend beyond what is supported in this wizard, consider using our reference architecture at

Do not attempt to modify the underlying resources directly after they are created by the wizard.

To create a cluster

  1. Open the Amazon ECS console at

  2. From the navigation bar, select the Region to use.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Clusters.

  4. On the Clusters page, choose Create Cluster.

  5. For Select cluster compatibility, choose Networking only, then choose Next Step.

  6. On the Configure cluster page, choose a Cluster name. Up to 255 letters (uppercase and lowercase), numbers, hyphens, and underscores are allowed.

  7. In the Networking section, configure the VPC for your cluster. You can leave the default settings in or you can modify these settings by following the substeps below.

    1. (Optional) If you choose to create a new VPC, for CIDR Block, select a CIDR block for your VPC. For more information, see Your VPC and Subnets in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

    2. For Subnets, select the subnets to use for your VPC. You can keep the default settings or you can modify them to meet your needs.

  8. Choose Create.