Linux container instance management - Amazon Elastic Container Service
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Linux container instance management

Linux container instance management includes:

  • Launching a container instance

  • Bootstrapping a container instance

  • Starting a task at launch

  • Using ENI trunking

  • Managing memory

  • Managing your container instance remotely

  • Using an HTTP proxy for both the container agent and the Docker daemon

  • Updating the container agent

    Each Amazon ECS container agent version supports a different feature set and provides bug fixes from previous versions. When possible, we always recommend using the latest version of the Amazon ECS container agent. To update your container agent to the latest version, see Updating the Amazon ECS container agent.

    To see which features and enhancements are included with each agent release, see https://github.com/aws/amazon-ecs-agent/releases.

    Important

    The minimum Docker version for reliable metrics is Docker version v20.10.13 and newer, which is included in Amazon ECS-optimized AMI 20220607 and newer.

    Amazon ECS agent versions 1.20.0 and newer have deprecated support for Docker versions older than 1.9.0.