community.aws.ecs_service module – Create, terminate, start or stop a service in ECS

Note

This module is part of the community.aws collection (version 5.0.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.aws. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.aws.ecs_service.

New in community.aws 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Creates or terminates ECS services.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.18.0

  • botocore >= 1.21.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_key

aliases: aws_access_key_id, aws_access_key, ec2_access_key

string

AWS access key ID.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The aws_access_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_access_key_id alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_access_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.

The AWS_CA_BUNDLE environment variable may also be used.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

Parameters can be found in the AWS documentation https://botocore.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/config.html#botocore.config.Config.

capacity_provider_strategy

list / elements=dictionary

added in community.aws 4.0.0

The capacity provider strategy to use with your service. You can specify a maximum of 6 providers per strategy.

base

integer

How many tasks, at a minimum, should use the specified provider.

capacity_provider

string

Name of capacity provider.

weight

integer

The relative percentage of the total number of launched tasks that should use the specified provider.

client_token

string

Unique, case-sensitive identifier you provide to ensure the idempotency of the request. Up to 32 ASCII characters are allowed.

cluster

string

The name of the cluster in which the service exists.

If not specified, the cluster name will be default.

Default: "default"

debug_botocore_endpoint_logs

boolean

Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) "resource:action" API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook.

The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

delay

integer

The time to wait before checking that the service is available.

Default: 10

deployment_configuration

dictionary

Optional parameters that control the deployment_configuration.

Format is ‘{“maximum_percent”:<integer>, “minimum_healthy_percent”:<integer>}

deployment_circuit_breaker

dictionary

The deployment circuit breaker determines whether a service deployment will fail if the service can’t reach a steady state.

enable

boolean

If enabled, a service deployment will transition to a failed state and stop launching new tasks.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

rollback

boolean

If enabled, ECS will roll back your service to the last completed deployment after a failure.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

maximum_percent

integer

Upper limit on the number of tasks in a service that are allowed in the RUNNING or PENDING state during a deployment.

minimum_healthy_percent

integer

A lower limit on the number of tasks in a service that must remain in the RUNNING state during a deployment.

deployment_controller

dictionary

added in community.aws 4.1.0

The deployment controller to use for the service. If no deploymenet controller is specified, the ECS controller is used.

type

string

The deployment controller type to use.

Choices:

  • "ECS"

  • "CODE_DEPLOY"

  • "EXTERNAL"

desired_count

integer

The count of how many instances of the service.

This parameter is required when state=present.

endpoint_url

aliases: ec2_url, aws_endpoint_url, s3_url

string

URL to connect to instead of the default AWS endpoints. While this can be used to connection to other AWS-compatible services the amazon.aws and community.aws collections are only tested against AWS.

The AWS_URL or EC2_URL environment variables may also be used, in decreasing order of preference.

The ec2_url and s3_url aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_URL environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

force_deletion

boolean

added in community.aws 2.1.0

Forcibly delete the service. Required when deleting a service with >0 scale, or no target group.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

force_new_deployment

boolean

Force deployment of service even if there are no changes.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

health_check_grace_period_seconds

integer

Seconds to wait before health checking the freshly added/updated services.

launch_type

string

The launch type on which to run your service.

Choices:

  • "EC2"

  • "FARGATE"

load_balancers

list / elements=dictionary

The list of ELBs defined for this service.

Load balancers for an existing service cannot be updated, and it is an error to do so.

When the deployment controller is CODE_DEPLOY changes to this value are simply ignored, and do not cause an error.

name

aliases: service

string / required

The name of the service.

network_configuration

dictionary

Network configuration of the service. Only applicable for task definitions created with network_mode=awsvpc.

assign_public_ip

boolean

Whether the task’s elastic network interface receives a public IP address.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

security_groups

list / elements=string

A list of security group names or group IDs to associate with the task.

subnets

list / elements=string

A list of subnet IDs to associate with the task.

placement_constraints

list / elements=dictionary

The placement constraints for the tasks in the service.

See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonECS/latest/APIReference/API_PlacementConstraint.html for more details.

expression

string

A cluster query language expression to apply to the constraint.

type

string

The type of constraint.

placement_strategy

list / elements=dictionary

The placement strategy objects to use for tasks in your service. You can specify a maximum of 5 strategy rules per service.

field

string

The field to apply the placement strategy against.

type

string

The type of placement strategy.

platform_version

string

added in community.aws 1.5.0

Numeric part of platform version or LATEST

See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonECS/latest/developerguide/platform_versions.html for more details.

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

A named AWS profile to use for authentication.

See the AWS documentation for more information about named profiles https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-configure-profiles.html.

The AWS_PROFILE environment variable may also be used.

The profile option is mutually exclusive with the aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token options.

propagate_tags

string

added in community.aws 4.1.0

Propagate tags from ECS task defintition or ECS service to ECS task.

Choices:

  • "TASK_DEFINITION"

  • "SERVICE"

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use.

For global services such as IAM, Route53 and CloudFront, region is ignored.

The AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variables may also be used.

See the Amazon AWS documentation for more information http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region.

The ec2_region alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01

Support for the EC2_REGION environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

repeat

integer

The number of times to check that the service is available.

Default: 10

role

string

The name or full Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM role that allows your Amazon ECS container agent to make calls to your load balancer on your behalf.

This parameter is only required if you are using a load balancer with your service in a network mode other than awsvpc.

scheduling_strategy

string

The scheduling strategy.

Defaults to REPLICA if not given to preserve previous behavior.

Choices:

  • "DAEMON"

  • "REPLICA"

secret_key

aliases: aws_secret_access_key, aws_secret_key, ec2_secret_key

string

AWS secret access key.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The secret_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_secret_access_key alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_secret_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

service_registries

list / elements=dictionary

Describes service discovery registries this service will register with.

arn

string

Service discovery registry ARN.

container_name

string

Container name for service discovery registration.

container_port

integer

Container port for service discovery registration.

session_token

aliases: aws_session_token, security_token, aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS session token for use with temporary credentials.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SESSION_TOKEN, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The security_token and profile options are mutually exclusive.

Aliases aws_session_token and session_token were added in release 3.2.0, with the parameter being renamed from security_token to session_token in release 6.0.0.

The security_token, aws_security_token, and access_token aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY and AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

state

string / required

The desired state of the service.

Choices:

  • "present"

  • "absent"

  • "deleting"

tags

dictionary

added in community.aws 4.1.0

A dictionary of tags to add or remove from the resource.

task_definition

string

The task definition the service will run.

This parameter is required when state=present.

This parameter is ignored when updating a service with a CODE_DEPLOY deployment controller in which case the task definition is managed by Code Pipeline and cannot be updated.

validate_certs

boolean

When set to false, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Setting validate_certs=false is strongly discouraged, as an alternative, consider setting aws_ca_bundle instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

wait

boolean

added in community.aws 4.1.0

Whether or not to wait for the service to be inactive.

Waits only when state is absent.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

Notes

Note

  • The service role specified must be assumable. (i.e. have a trust relationship for the ecs service, ecs.amazonaws.com)

  • For details of the parameters and returns see https://boto3.readthedocs.io/en/latest/reference/services/ecs.html.

  • An IAM role must have been previously created.

  • Caution: Environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘host’ context and not the ‘controller’ context. Files may need to be explicitly copied to the ‘host’.

  • The AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses may also read defaults for credentials and other settings, such as the region, from its configuration files in the Ansible ‘host’ context (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

Examples

# Note: These examples do not set authentication details, see the AWS Guide for details.
# Basic provisioning example
- community.aws.ecs_service:
    state: present
    name: console-test-service
    cluster: new_cluster
    task_definition: 'new_cluster-task:1'
    desired_count: 0

- name: create ECS service on VPC network
  community.aws.ecs_service:
    state: present
    name: console-test-service
    cluster: new_cluster
    task_definition: 'new_cluster-task:1'
    desired_count: 0
    network_configuration:
      subnets:
      - subnet-abcd1234
      security_groups:
      - sg-aaaa1111
      - my_security_group

# Simple example to delete
- community.aws.ecs_service:
    name: default
    state: absent
    cluster: new_cluster

# With custom deployment configuration (added in version 2.3), placement constraints and strategy (added in version 2.4)
- community.aws.ecs_service:
    state: present
    name: test-service
    cluster: test-cluster
    task_definition: test-task-definition
    desired_count: 3
    deployment_configuration:
      minimum_healthy_percent: 75
      maximum_percent: 150
    placement_constraints:
      - type: memberOf
        expression: 'attribute:flavor==test'
    placement_strategy:
      - type: binpack
        field: memory

# With deployment circuit breaker (added in version 4.0)
- community.aws.ecs_service:
    state: present
    name: test-service
    cluster: test-cluster
    task_definition: test-task-definition
    desired_count: 3
    deployment_configuration:
      deployment_circuit_breaker:
        enable: True
        rollback: True

# With capacity_provider_strategy (added in version 4.0)
- community.aws.ecs_service:
    state: present
    name: test-service
    cluster: test-cluster
    task_definition: test-task-definition
    desired_count: 1
    capacity_provider_strategy:
      - capacity_provider: test-capacity-provider-1
        weight: 1
        base: 0

# With tags and tag propagation
- community.aws.ecs_service:
    state: present
    name: tags-test-service
    cluster: new_cluster
    task_definition: 'new_cluster-task:1'
    desired_count: 1
    tags:
      Firstname: jane
      lastName: doe
    propagate_tags: SERVICE

Returned Facts

Facts returned by this module are added/updated in the hostvars host facts and can be referenced by name just like any other host fact. They do not need to be registered in order to use them.

Key

Description

service

complex

Details of deleted service.

Returned: when service existed and was deleted

clusterArn

string

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the of the cluster that hosts the service.

Returned: always

deploymentConfiguration

complex

dictionary of deploymentConfiguration

Returned: always

deploymentCircuitBreaker

complex

dictionary of deploymentCircuitBreaker

Returned: always

enable

boolean

The state of the circuit breaker feature.

Returned: always

rollback

boolean

The state of the rollback feature of the circuit breaker.

Returned: always

maximumPercent

integer

maximumPercent param

Returned: always

minimumHealthyPercent

integer

minimumHealthyPercent param

Returned: always

deployments

list / elements=dictionary

list of service deployments

Returned: always

desiredCount

integer

The desired number of instantiations of the task definition to keep running on the service.

Returned: always

events

list / elements=dictionary

list of service events

Returned: always

loadBalancers

complex

A list of load balancer objects

Returned: always

containerName

string

The name of the container to associate with the load balancer.

Returned: always

containerPort

integer

The port on the container to associate with the load balancer.

Returned: always

loadBalancerName

string

the name

Returned: always

pendingCount

integer

The number of tasks in the cluster that are in the PENDING state.

Returned: always

placementConstraints

list / elements=dictionary

List of placement constraints objects

Returned: always

expression

string

A cluster query language expression to apply to the constraint. Note you cannot specify an expression if the constraint type is distinctInstance.

Returned: always

type

string

The type of constraint. Valid values are distinctInstance and memberOf.

Returned: always

placementStrategy

list / elements=dictionary

List of placement strategy objects

Returned: always

field

string

The field to apply the placement strategy against. For the spread placement strategy, valid values are instanceId (or host, which has the same effect), or any platform or custom attribute that is applied to a container instance, such as attribute:ecs.availability-zone. For the binpack placement strategy, valid values are CPU and MEMORY.

Returned: always

type

string

The type of placement strategy. Valid values are random, spread and binpack.

Returned: always

propagateTags

string

The type of tag propagation applied to the resource

Returned: always

runningCount

integer

The number of tasks in the cluster that are in the RUNNING state.

Returned: always

serviceArn

string

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that identifies the service. The ARN contains the arn:aws:ecs namespace, followed by the region of the service, the AWS account ID of the service owner, the service namespace, and then the service name.

Returned: always

Sample: "arn:aws:ecs:us-east-1:123456789012:service/my-service"

serviceName

string

A user-generated string used to identify the service

Returned: always

status

string

The valid values are ACTIVE, DRAINING, or INACTIVE.

Returned: always

tags

list / elements=dictionary

The tags applied to this resource.

Returned: when tags found

taskDefinition

string

The ARN of a task definition to use for tasks in the service.

Returned: always

Return Values

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

Key

Description

service

complex

Details of created service.

Returned: when creating a service

capacityProviderStrategy

complex

added in community.aws 4.0.0

The capacity provider strategy to use with your service.

Returned: always

base

integer

How many tasks, at a minimum, should use the specified provider.

Returned: always

capacityProvider

string

Name of capacity provider.

Returned: always

weight

integer

The relative percentage of the total number of launched tasks that should use the specified provider.

Returned: always

clusterArn

string

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the of the cluster that hosts the service.

Returned: always

deploymentConfiguration

complex

dictionary of deploymentConfiguration

Returned: always

deploymentCircuitBreaker

complex

dictionary of deploymentCircuitBreaker

Returned: always

enable

boolean

The state of the circuit breaker feature.

Returned: always

rollback

boolean

The state of the rollback feature of the circuit breaker.

Returned: always

maximumPercent

integer

maximumPercent param

Returned: always

minimumHealthyPercent

integer

minimumHealthyPercent param

Returned: always

deployments

list / elements=dictionary

list of service deployments

Returned: always

desiredCount

integer

The desired number of instantiations of the task definition to keep running on the service.

Returned: always

events

list / elements=dictionary

list of service events

Returned: always

loadBalancers

complex

A list of load balancer objects

Returned: always

containerName

string

The name of the container to associate with the load balancer.

Returned: always

containerPort

integer

The port on the container to associate with the load balancer.

Returned: always

loadBalancerName

string

the name

Returned: always

pendingCount

integer

The number of tasks in the cluster that are in the PENDING state.

Returned: always

placementConstraints

list / elements=dictionary

List of placement constraints objects

Returned: always

expression

string

A cluster query language expression to apply to the constraint. Note you cannot specify an expression if the constraint type is distinctInstance.

Returned: always

type

string

The type of constraint. Valid values are distinctInstance and memberOf.

Returned: always

placementStrategy

list / elements=dictionary

List of placement strategy objects

Returned: always

field

string

The field to apply the placement strategy against. For the spread placement strategy, valid values are instanceId (or host, which has the same effect), or any platform or custom attribute that is applied to a container instance, such as attribute:ecs.availability-zone. For the binpack placement strategy, valid values are CPU and MEMORY.

Returned: always

type

string

The type of placement strategy. Valid values are random, spread and binpack.

Returned: always

propagateTags

string

The type of tag propagation applied to the resource.

Returned: always

runningCount

integer

The number of tasks in the cluster that are in the RUNNING state.

Returned: always

serviceArn

string

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that identifies the service. The ARN contains the arn:aws:ecs namespace, followed by the region of the service, the AWS account ID of the service owner, the service namespace, and then the service name.

Returned: always

Sample: "arn:aws:ecs:us-east-1:123456789012:service/my-service"

serviceName

string

A user-generated string used to identify the service

Returned: always

status

string

The valid values are ACTIVE, DRAINING, or INACTIVE.

Returned: always

tags

dictionary

The tags applied to this resource.

Returned: success

taskDefinition

string

The ARN of a task definition to use for tasks in the service.

Returned: always

Authors

  • Mark Chance (@Java1Guy)

  • Darek Kaczynski (@kaczynskid)

  • Stephane Maarek (@simplesteph)

  • Zac Blazic (@zacblazic)