Amazon ECS is supported, which allows RancherOS EC2 instances to join your cluster.

Pre-Requisites

Prior to launching RancherOS EC2 instances, the ECS Container Instance IAM Role will need to have been created. This ecsInstanceRole will need to be used when launching EC2 instances. If you have been using ECS, you created this role if you followed the ECS “Get Started” interactive guide.

Launching an instance with ECS

RancherOS makes it easy to join your ECS cluster. The ECS agent is a system service that is enabled in the ECS enabled AMI. There may be other RancherOS AMIs that don’t have the ECS agent enabled by default, but it can easily be added in the user data on any RancherOS AMI.

When launching the RancherOS AMI, you’ll need to specify the IAM Role and Advanced Details -> User Data in the Configure Instance Details step.

For the IAM Role, you’ll need to be sure to select the ECS Container Instance IAM role.

For the User Data, you’ll need to pass in the cloud-config file.

#cloud-config
rancher:
  environment:
    ECS_CLUSTER: your-ecs-cluster-name
    # Note: You will need to add this variable, if using awslogs for ECS task.
    ECS_AVAILABLE_LOGGING_DRIVERS: |-
      ["json-file","awslogs"]
# If you have selected a RancherOS AMI that does not have ECS enabled by default,
# you'll need to enable the system service for the ECS agent.
  services_include:
    amazon-ecs-agent: true

Version

By default, the ECS agent will be using the latest tag for the amazon-ecs-agent image. In v0.5.0, we introduced the ability to select which version of the amazon-ecs-agent.

To select the version, you can update your cloud-config file.

#cloud-config
rancher:
  environment:
    ECS_CLUSTER: your-ecs-cluster-name
    # Note: You will need to make sure to include the colon in front of the version.
    ECS_AGENT_VERSION: :v1.9.0
    # If you have selected a RancherOS AMI that does not have ECS enabled by default,
    # you'll need to enable the system service for the ECS agent.
  services_include:
    amazon-ecs-agent: true


Note: The : must be in front of the version tag in order for the ECS image to be tagged correctly.

Amazon ECS enabled AMIs

Latest Release: v1.4.2

Region Type AMI
ap-south-1 HVM - ECS enabled ami-0721722dd0f0a6b54
eu-west-3 HVM - ECS enabled ami-017eb997502d38415
eu-west-2 HVM - ECS enabled ami-08772e5a96934e3e5
eu-west-1 HVM - ECS enabled ami-089bd570fab84ab89
ap-northeast-2 HVM - ECS enabled ami-0420afe0617d4f723
ap-northeast-1 HVM - ECS enabled ami-05bee9d87b6af1f5c
sa-east-1 HVM - ECS enabled ami-0bc2d9e3a0c98158c
ca-central-1 HVM - ECS enabled ami-0c09398512d4ba6b9
ap-southeast-1 HVM - ECS enabled ami-0ffa715a6bb9373de
ap-southeast-2 HVM - ECS enabled ami-03cb7478f257c6490
eu-central-1 HVM - ECS enabled ami-029b85c9d234c4f43
us-east-1 HVM - ECS enabled ami-0f274b6c9410c73ed
us-east-2 HVM - ECS enabled ami-0cae94276614142ef
us-west-1 HVM - ECS enabled ami-03f86e5bb88269702
us-west-2 HVM - ECS enabled ami-01bde5d57c4d043ad