Posted On: Jan 24, 2022

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) now supports Amazon ECS Exec and Amazon Linux 2 for workloads running on-premises with Amazon ECS Anywhere. ECS Exec makes it easier for customers to troubleshoot errors, collect diagnostic information, interact with processes in containers during development, and get “break-glass” access to containers to debug critical issues encountered in production. With Amazon Linux 2, customers can now easily use the same Amazon Web Services secured operating system on-premises and in the cloud for development and testing.

Customers running containerized applications on-premises often need to run commands on a subset of containers. With Amazon ECS Exec support, customers can now more easily perform these commands through an interactive shell or a single command access to running containers, making it easier to debug issues, diagnose errors, collect one-off dumps and statistics, and interact with processes in the container.

With Amazon Linux 2 support, customers can now easily run the installation script for Amazon ECS Anywhere and run their on-premises workloads using the same operating system.

Amazon ECS Exec and Amazon Linux 2 for on-premises containerized workloads are now available at no additional cost in all public Amazon Web Services Regions, including Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To learn more visit the Amazon ECS Anywhere documentation page.