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ecs_task - run, start or stop a task in ecs

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Creates or deletes instances of task definitions.

Requirements (on host that executes module)

  • boto
  • boto3
  • botocore
  • json
  • python >= 2.6

Options

parameter required default choices comments
aws_access_key
no
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_secret_key
no
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
cluster
no
The name of the cluster to run the task on
container_instances
no
The list of container instances on which to deploy the task
count
no
How many new instances to start
ec2_url
no
Url to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.
operation
yes
  • run
  • start
  • stop
Which task operation to execute
overrides
no
A dictionary of values to pass to the new instances
profile
(added in 1.6)
no
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
region
no
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
security_token
(added in 1.6)
no
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

aliases: access_token
started_by
no
A value showing who or what started the task (for informational purposes)
task
no
The task to stop
task_definition
no
The task definition to start or run
validate_certs
(added in 1.5)
no yes
  • yes
  • no
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

Examples

# Simple example of run task
- name: Run task
  ecs_task:
    operation: run
    cluster: console-sample-app-static-cluster
    task_definition: console-sample-app-static-taskdef
    count: 1
    started_by: ansible_user
  register: task_output

# Simple example of start task

- name: Start a task
  ecs_task:
      operation: start
      cluster: console-sample-app-static-cluster
      task_definition: console-sample-app-static-taskdef
      task: "arn:aws:ecs:us-west-2:172139249013:task/3f8353d1-29a8-4689-bbf6-ad79937ffe8a"
      container_instances:
      - arn:aws:ecs:us-west-2:172139249013:container-instance/79c23f22-876c-438a-bddf-55c98a3538a8
      started_by: ansible_user
  register: task_output

- name: Stop a task
  ecs_task:
      operation: stop
      cluster: console-sample-app-static-cluster
      task_definition: console-sample-app-static-taskdef
      task: "arn:aws:ecs:us-west-2:172139249013:task/3f8353d1-29a8-4689-bbf6-ad79937ffe8a"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here Return Values, the following are the fields unique to this module:

name description returned type sample
task details about the tast that was started success complex
contains:
name description returned type sample
taskArn The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that identifies the task. always string
overrides The container overrides set for this task. only when details is true list of complex
lastStatus The last recorded status of the task. only when details is true string
containerInstanceArn The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the container running the task. only when details is true string
containers The container details. only when details is true list of complex
clusterArn The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the of the cluster that hosts the task. only when details is true string
desiredStatus The desired status of the task. only when details is true string
startedAt The timestamp of when the task was started. only when details is true string
stoppedReason The reason why the task was stopped. only when details is true string
taskDefinitionArn The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the task definition. only when details is true string
startedBy The used who started the task. only when details is true string
createdAt The timestamp of when the task was created. only when details is true string
stoppedAt The timestamp of when the task was stopped. only when details is true string


Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION
  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See http://boto.readthedocs.org/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html
  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Support

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