How to Create Elastic Container Service on Amazon Web Service

aws ecs create-cluster  –cluster-name Cluster-nameAmazon ECS makes it easy to deploy, manage, and scale Docker containers running applications, services, and batch processes.

Amazon ECS makes it easy to use containers as a foundational building block for applications by eliminating the need for  install, operate, and scale  own cluster management infrastructure.


  • Login to aws portal.
  • Click on Services.


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  • Under Containers select Elastic Container Service.


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  • Click on Clusters.


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  • Click on Create Cluster.


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  • Select Cluster template.
  • Click on Next step.


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  • Provide Cluster name.
  • Select EC2 Instance type.


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  • Provide Number of instances required.
  • Select EC2 AMI ID.
  • Provide EBS volume size.
  • Select existing key pair for ssh.
  • Select default or existing VPC & subnets.


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  • Select existing Security group.


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  • Provide tag key name & value.
  • Click on Create.


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  • After successfully ECS created click on view cluster.


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  • Now we can easily create Tasks & Services.


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  • Go to ECS console page.
  • New Cluster is there with the name we provide.


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Create ECS using Shell

To create a new cluster

aws ecs create-cluster  --cluster-name Cluster-name


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