Example Task Definitions - Amazon ECS

Example Task Definitions

This section provides some task definition examples that you can use to start creating your own task definitions. For more information, see Task definition parameters and Creating a Task Definition.

For additional task definition examples, see AWS Sample Task Definitions on GitHub.

Example: Webserver

The following is an example task definition using the Fargate launch type that sets up a web server:

{ "containerDefinitions": [ { "command": [ "/bin/sh -c \"echo '<html> <head> <title>Amazon ECS Sample App</title> <style>body {margin-top: 40px; background-color: #333;} </style> </head><body> <div style=color:white;text-align:center> <h1>Amazon ECS Sample App</h1> <h2>Congratulations!</h2> <p>Your application is now running on a container in Amazon ECS.</p> </div></body></html>' > /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/index.html && httpd-foreground\"" ], "entryPoint": [ "sh", "-c" ], "essential": true, "image": "httpd:2.4", "logConfiguration": { "logDriver": "awslogs", "options": { "awslogs-group" : "/ecs/fargate-task-definition", "awslogs-region": "us-east-1", "awslogs-stream-prefix": "ecs" } }, "name": "sample-fargate-app", "portMappings": [ { "containerPort": 80, "hostPort": 80, "protocol": "tcp" } ] } ], "cpu": "256", "executionRoleArn": "arn:aws:iam::012345678910:role/ecsTaskExecutionRole", "family": "fargate-task-definition", "memory": "512", "networkMode": "awsvpc", "requiresCompatibilities": [ "FARGATE" ] }

Example: splunk Log Driver

The following example demonstrates how to use the splunk log driver in a task definition that sends the logs to a remote service. The Splunk token parameter is specified as a secret option because it can be treated as sensitive data. For more information, see Specifying Sensitive Data.

"containerDefinitions": [{ "logConfiguration": { "logDriver": "splunk", "options": { "splunk-url": "https://cloud.splunk.com:8080", "tag": "tag_name", }, "secretOptions": [{ "name": "splunk-token", "valueFrom": "arn:aws:secretsmanager:region:aws_account_id:secret:splunk-token-KnrBkD" }],

Example: fluentd Log Driver

The following example demonstrates how to use the fluentd log driver in a task definition that sends the logs to a remote service. The fluentd-address value is specified as a secret option as it may be treated as sensitive data. For more information, see Specifying Sensitive Data.

"containerDefinitions": [{ "logConfiguration": { "logDriver": "fluentd", "options": { "tag": "fluentd demo" }, "secretOptions": [{ "name": "fluentd-address", "valueFrom": "arn:aws:secretsmanager:region:aws_account_id:secret:fluentd-address-KnrBkD" }] }, "entryPoint": [], "portMappings": [{ "hostPort": 80, "protocol": "tcp", "containerPort": 80 }, { "hostPort": 24224, "protocol": "tcp", "containerPort": 24224 }] }],

Example: gelf Log Driver

The following example demonstrates how to use the gelf log driver in a task definition that sends the logs to a remote host running Logstash that takes Gelf logs as an input. For more information, see logConfiguration.

"containerDefinitions": [{ "logConfiguration": { "logDriver": "gelf", "options": { "gelf-address": "udp://logstash-service-address:5000", "tag": "gelf task demo" } }, "entryPoint": [], "portMappings": [{ "hostPort": 5000, "protocol": "udp", "containerPort": 5000 }, { "hostPort": 5000, "protocol": "tcp", "containerPort": 5000 } ] }],

Example: Container Dependency

This example demonstrates the syntax for a task definition with multiple containers where container dependency is specified. In the following task definition, the envoy container must reach a healthy status, determined by the required container healthcheck parameters, before the app container will start. For more information, see Container Dependency.

{ "family": "appmesh-gateway", "proxyConfiguration":{ "type": "APPMESH", "containerName": "envoy", "properties": [ { "name": "IgnoredUID", "value": "1337" }, { "name": "ProxyIngressPort", "value": "15000" }, { "name": "ProxyEgressPort", "value": "15001" }, { "name": "AppPorts", "value": "9080" }, { "name": "EgressIgnoredIPs", "value": "169.254.170.2,169.254.169.254" } ] }, "containerDefinitions": [ { "name": "app", "image": "application_image", "portMappings": [ { "containerPort": 9080, "hostPort": 9080, "protocol": "tcp" } ], "essential": true, "dependsOn": [ { "containerName": "envoy", "condition": "HEALTHY" } ] }, { "name": "envoy", "image": "840364872350.dkr.ecr.region-code.amazonaws.com/aws-appmesh-envoy:v1.12.4.0-prod", "essential": true, "environment": [ { "name": "APPMESH_VIRTUAL_NODE_NAME", "value": "mesh/meshName/virtualNode/virtualNodeName" }, { "name": "ENVOY_LOG_LEVEL", "value": "info" } ], "healthCheck": { "command": [ "CMD-SHELL", "echo hello" ], "interval": 5, "timeout": 2, "retries": 3 } } ], "executionRoleArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/ecsTaskExecutionRole", "networkMode": "awsvpc" }