Deploying a Docker container with ECS and Fargate.

This week I needed to deploy a Docker image on ECS as part of a data ingestion pipeline. I found the process of deploying the Docker image to ECS to be fairly straight forward, but getting the correct permissions from the security team was a bear.

In this article we will dig into the steps to deploy a simple app to ECS and run it on a Fargate Cluster so you don’t have to worry about provisioning or maintaining EC2 instances. More importantly we’ll take a look at the necessary IAM user and IAM role permissions, how to set them up, and what to request from your cyber security team if you need to do this at work.

Let’s dig in, starting with terminology.

ECS, ECR, Fargate

The three AWS technologies we are going to use here are Elastic Container Service (ECS), Elastic Container Registry (ECR), and Fargate.

ECS

ECS is the core of our work. In ECS we will create a task and run that task to deploy our Docker image to a container. ECS also handles the scaling of applications that need multiple instances running. ECS Manages the deployment of our application. Learn more.

ECR

ECR is versioned storage for Docker images on AWS. ECS pulls images from ECR when deploying. Learn more.

Fargate

Fargate provisions and manages clusters of EC2 instances. This is amazing because:

  1. You don’t have to provision or manage the EC2 instances your application runs on.
  2. You are only charged for the time your app is running. In the case of an application that runs a periodic task and exits this can save a lot of money.

#python #containers #aws #fargate #docker

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Deploying a Docker container with ECS and Fargate.

Deploying a Docker container with ECS and Fargate.

This week I needed to deploy a Docker image on ECS as part of a data ingestion pipeline. I found the process of deploying the Docker image to ECS to be fairly straight forward, but getting the correct permissions from the security team was a bear.

In this article we will dig into the steps to deploy a simple app to ECS and run it on a Fargate Cluster so you don’t have to worry about provisioning or maintaining EC2 instances. More importantly we’ll take a look at the necessary IAM user and IAM role permissions, how to set them up, and what to request from your cyber security team if you need to do this at work.

Let’s dig in, starting with terminology.

ECS, ECR, Fargate

The three AWS technologies we are going to use here are Elastic Container Service (ECS), Elastic Container Registry (ECR), and Fargate.

ECS

ECS is the core of our work. In ECS we will create a task and run that task to deploy our Docker image to a container. ECS also handles the scaling of applications that need multiple instances running. ECS Manages the deployment of our application. Learn more.

ECR

ECR is versioned storage for Docker images on AWS. ECS pulls images from ECR when deploying. Learn more.

Fargate

Fargate provisions and manages clusters of EC2 instances. This is amazing because:

  1. You don’t have to provision or manage the EC2 instances your application runs on.
  2. You are only charged for the time your app is running. In the case of an application that runs a periodic task and exits this can save a lot of money.

#python #containers #aws #fargate #docker

Mikel  Okuneva

Mikel Okuneva

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Ever Wondered Why We Use Containers In DevOps?

At some point we’ve all said the words, “But it works on my machine.” It usually happens during testing or when you’re trying to get a new project set up. Sometimes it happens when you pull down changes from an updated branch.

Every machine has different underlying states depending on the operating system, other installed programs, and permissions. Getting a project to run locally could take hours or even days because of weird system issues.

The worst part is that this can also happen in production. If the server is configured differently than what you’re running locally, your changes might not work as you expect and cause problems for users. There’s a way around all of these common issues using containers.

What is a container

A container is a piece of software that packages code and its dependencies so that the application can run in any computing environment. They basically create a little unit that you can put on any operating system and reliably and consistently run the application. You don’t have to worry about any of those underlying system issues creeping in later.

Although containers were already used in Linux for years, they became more popular in recent years. Most of the time when people are talking about containers, they’re referring to Docker containers. These containers are built from images that include all of the dependencies needed to run an application.

When you think of containers, virtual machines might also come to mind. They are very similar, but the big difference is that containers virtualize the operating system instead of the hardware. That’s what makes them so easy to run on all of the operating systems consistently.

What containers have to do with DevOps

Since we know how odd happenings occur when you move code from one computing environment to another, this is also a common issue with moving code to the different environments in our DevOps process. You don’t want to have to deal with system differences between staging and production. That would require more work than it should.

Once you have an artifact built, you should be able to use it in any environment from local to production. That’s the reason we use containers in DevOps. It’s also invaluable when you’re working with microservices. Docker containers used with something like Kubernetes will make it easier for you to handle larger systems with more moving pieces.

#devops #containers #containers-devops #devops-containers #devops-tools #devops-docker #docker #docker-image

Iliana  Welch

Iliana Welch

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Docker Tutorial for Beginners 8 - Build and Run C++ Applications in a Docker Container

Docker is an open platform that allows use package, develop, run, and ship software applications in different environments using containers.
In this course We will learn How to Write Dockerfiles, Working with the Docker Toolbox, How to Work with the Docker Machine, How to Use Docker Compose to fire up multiple containers, How to Work with Docker Kinematic, Push images to Docker Hub, Pull images from a Docker Registery, Push stacks of servers to Docker Hub.
How to install Docker on Mac.

#docker tutorial #c++ #docker container #docker #docker hub #devopstools

ICYMI: From Docker Straight to AWS Built-in

In July we announced a new strategic partnership with Amazon to integrate the Docker experience you already know and love with Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) with AWS Fargate. Over the last couple of months we have worked with the community on the beta experience in Docker Desktop Edge. Today we are excited to bring this experience to our entire community in Docker Desktop stable, version 2.3.0.5.

You can watch Carmen Puccio (Amazon) and myself (Docker) and view the original demo in the recording of our latest webinar here.

What started off in the beta as a Docker plugin experience docker ecs has been pulled into Docker directly as a familiar docker compose flow. This is just the beginning, and we could use your input so head over to the Docker Roadmap and let us know what you want to see as part of this integration.

There is no better time to try it. Grab the latest Docker Desktop Stable. Then check out my example application which will walk you through everything you need to know to deploy a Python application locally in development and then again directly to Amazon ECS in minutes not hours.

#community #products #aws #containers #docker #docker on aws #ecs #fargate

Christa  Stehr

Christa Stehr

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50+ Useful Kubernetes Tools for 2020 - Part 2

Introduction

Last year, we provided a list of Kubernetes tools that proved so popular we have decided to curate another list of some useful additions for working with the platform—among which are many tools that we personally use here at Caylent. Check out the original tools list here in case you missed it.

According to a recent survey done by Stackrox, the dominance Kubernetes enjoys in the market continues to be reinforced, with 86% of respondents using it for container orchestration.

(State of Kubernetes and Container Security, 2020)

And as you can see below, more and more companies are jumping into containerization for their apps. If you’re among them, here are some tools to aid you going forward as Kubernetes continues its rapid growth.

(State of Kubernetes and Container Security, 2020)

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