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 3.2.1).

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.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • Creates or terminates ECS. services.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.16.0

  • botocore >= 1.19.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aws_access_key

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key

string

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.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_access_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

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

Not used by boto 2 based modules.

Note: The CA Bundle is read ‘module’ side and may need to be explicitly copied from the controller if not run locally.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

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

Only the ‘user_agent’ key is used for boto modules. See http://boto.cloudhackers.com/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html#boto for more boto configuration.

aws_secret_key

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key

string

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.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_secret_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

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.

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:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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>}

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.

desired_count

integer

The count of how many instances of the service.

This parameter is required when state=present.

ec2_url

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_url

string

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.

force_deletion

boolean

added in 2.1.0 of community.aws

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

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

force_new_deployment

boolean

Force deployment of service even if there are no changes.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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.

name

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:

  • no

  • yes

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 1.5.0 of community.aws

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

Using profile will override aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token and support for passing them at the same time as profile has been deprecated.

aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token will be made mutually exclusive with profile after 2022-06-01.

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

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

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

security_token

aliases: aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the security_token and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

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.

state

string / required

The desired state of the service.

Choices:

  • present

  • absent

  • deleting

task_definition

string

The task definition the service will run.

This parameter is required when state=present.

validate_certs

boolean

When set to “no”, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

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.

  • 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_PROFILE or AWS_DEFAULT_PROFILE, 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, AWS_CA_BUNDLE

  • When no credentials are explicitly provided the AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses will fall back to its configuration files (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

  • Modules based on the original AWS SDK (boto) may read their default configuration from different files. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html for more information.

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be defined in the configuration files.

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

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

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

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. For example, arn:aws:ecs:region :012345678910 :service/my-service .

Returned: always

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

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

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

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

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. For example, arn:aws:ecs:region :012345678910 :service/my-service .

Returned: always

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

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)