community.aws.ecs_task – Run, start or stop a task in ecs

Note

This plugin is part of the community.aws collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.aws.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • Creates or deletes instances of task definitions.

Requirements

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

  • boto

  • boto3

  • botocore

  • json

  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_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.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_ca_bundle
path
The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.
Only used for boto3 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.
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
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.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
cluster
string
The name of the cluster to run the task on.
container_instances
list / elements=string
The list of container instances on which to deploy the task.
count
integer
How many new instances to start.
debug_botocore_endpoint_logs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
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.
ec2_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.

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_url
launch_type
string
    Choices:
  • EC2
  • FARGATE
The launch type on which to run your service.
network_configuration
dictionary
Network configuration of the service. Only applicable for task definitions created with network_mode=awsvpc.
security_groups
list / elements=string
A list of group names or group IDs for the task.
subnets
list / elements=string
A list of subnet IDs to which the task is attached.
operation
string / required
    Choices:
  • run
  • start
  • stop
Which task operation to execute.
overrides
dictionary
A dictionary of values to pass to the new instances.
profile
string
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
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.

aliases: aws_profile
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

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
security_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.

aliases: aws_security_token, access_token
started_by
string
A value showing who or what started the task (for informational purposes).
tags
dictionary
Tags that will be added to ecs tasks on start and run
task
string
The task to stop.
task_definition
string
The task definition to start or run.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

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_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

  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/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

Examples

# Simple example of run task
- name: Run task
  community.aws.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
  community.aws.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"
      tags:
        resourceName: a_task_for_ansible_to_run
        type: long_running_task
        network: internal
        version: 1.4
      container_instances:
      - arn:aws:ecs:us-west-2:172139249013:container-instance/79c23f22-876c-438a-bddf-55c98a3538a8
      started_by: ansible_user
      network_configuration:
        subnets:
        - subnet-abcd1234
        security_groups:
        - sg-aaaa1111
        - my_security_group
  register: task_output

- name: RUN a task on Fargate
  community.aws.ecs_task:
      operation: run
      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"
      started_by: ansible_user
      launch_type: FARGATE
      network_configuration:
        subnets:
        - subnet-abcd1234
        security_groups:
        - sg-aaaa1111
        - my_security_group
  register: task_output

- name: Stop a task
  community.aws.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, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
task
complex
success
details about the task that was started

 
clusterArn
string
only when details is true
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the of the cluster that hosts the task.

 
containerInstanceArn
string
only when details is true
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the container running the task.

 
containers
list / elements=dictionary
only when details is true
The container details.

 
createdAt
string
only when details is true
The timestamp of when the task was created.

 
desiredStatus
string
only when details is true
The desired status of the task.

 
lastStatus
string
only when details is true
The last recorded status of the task.

 
launchType
string
always
The launch type on which to run your task.

 
overrides
list / elements=dictionary
only when details is true
The container overrides set for this task.

 
startedAt
string
only when details is true
The timestamp of when the task was started.

 
startedBy
string
only when details is true
The used who started the task.

 
stoppedAt
string
only when details is true
The timestamp of when the task was stopped.

 
stoppedReason
string
only when details is true
The reason why the task was stopped.

 
taskArn
string
always
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that identifies the task.

 
taskDefinitionArn
string
only when details is true
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the task definition.



Authors

  • Mark Chance (@Java1Guy)