community.aws.ecs_task module – Run, start or stop a task 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_task.

New in community.aws 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Creates or deletes instances of task definitions.

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.

cluster

string

The name of the cluster to run the task on.

If not specified, the cluster name will be default.

Default: "default"

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

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

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.

launch_type

string

The launch type on which to run your service.

Choices:

  • "EC2"

  • "FARGATE"

network_configuration

dictionary

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

assign_public_ip

boolean

added in community.aws 1.5.0

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

Choices:

  • false

  • true

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

Which task operation to execute.

When operation=run task_definition must be set.

When operation=start both task_definition and container_instances must be set.

When operation=stop both task_definition and task must be set.

Choices:

  • "run"

  • "start"

  • "stop"

overrides

dictionary

A dictionary of values to pass to the new instances.

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.

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.

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.

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.

started_by

string

A value showing who or what started the task (for informational purposes).

tags

aliases: resource_tags

dictionary

Tags that will be added to ecs tasks on start and run

task

string

The ARN of the task to stop.

task_definition

string

The task definition to start, run or stop.

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 desired state.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

Notes

Note

  • 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

# 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-2:123456789012: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-2:123456789012: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-2:123456789012: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: RUN a task on Fargate with public ip assigned
  community.aws.ecs_task:
      operation: run
      count: 2
      cluster: console-sample-app-static-cluster
      task_definition: console-sample-app-static-taskdef
      task: "arn:aws:ecs:us-west-2:123456789012:task/3f8353d1-29a8-4689-bbf6-ad79937ffe8a"
      started_by: ansible_user
      launch_type: FARGATE
      network_configuration:
        assign_public_ip: true
        subnets:
        - subnet-abcd1234
  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-2:123456789012:task/3f8353d1-29a8-4689-bbf6-ad79937ffe8a"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

task

complex

details about the task that was started

Returned: success

clusterArn

string

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

Returned: only when details is true

containerInstanceArn

string

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the container running the task.

Returned: only when details is true

containers

list / elements=dictionary

The container details.

Returned: only when details is true

createdAt

string

The timestamp of when the task was created.

Returned: only when details is true

desiredStatus

string

The desired status of the task.

Returned: only when details is true

lastStatus

string

The last recorded status of the task.

Returned: only when details is true

launchType

string

The launch type on which to run your task.

Returned: always

overrides

list / elements=dictionary

The container overrides set for this task.

Returned: only when details is true

startedAt

string

The timestamp of when the task was started.

Returned: only when details is true

startedBy

string

The used who started the task.

Returned: only when details is true

stoppedAt

string

The timestamp of when the task was stopped.

Returned: only when details is true

stoppedReason

string

The reason why the task was stopped.

Returned: only when details is true

taskArn

string

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

Returned: always

taskDefinitionArn

string

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the task definition.

Returned: only when details is true

Authors

  • Mark Chance (@Java1Guy)