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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

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
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
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
The name of the cluster to run the task on
container_instances
The list of container instances on which to deploy the task
count
How many new instances to start
ec2_url
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.
network_configuration
(added in 2.6)
network configuration of the service. Only applicable for task definitions created with awsvpc network_mode.
network_configuration has two keys, subnets, a list of subnet IDs to which the task is attached and security_groups, a list of group names or group IDs for the task
operation
required
    Choices:
  • run
  • start
  • stop
Which task operation to execute
overrides
A dictionary of values to pass to the new instances
profile
(added in 1.6)
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
region
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)
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
A value showing who or what started the task (for informational purposes)
task
The task to stop
task_definition
The task definition to start or run
validate_certs
bool

(added in 1.5)
    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_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 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
  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
      network_configuration:
        subnets:
        - subnet-abcd1234
        security_groups:
        - sg-aaaa1111
        - my_security_group
  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, the following are the fields unique to this module:

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

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

  overrides
list of complex
only when details is true
The container overrides set for this task.

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

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

  containers
list of complex
only when details is true
The container details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Status

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

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Mark Chance (@Java1Guy)

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