Getting Started

Download the ECS Service Deployment CloudFormation template. You can right-click the link and save the file or Open a PowerShell command prompt and execute the following command.

curl https://aws-labs.net/resources/asp_ecs_service_deploy.yaml -outfile $HOME\Downloads\ecs.yaml

Make sure that Docker has been updated on the EC2 instance you are using.

To do so, right-click the Docker Desktop system tray icon and select “Update and Restart”

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This will kickoff the update process. The Docker Desktop installation screen will look like the following:

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If you see the below dialog, click OK

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Ensure that the Docker Desktop system tray icon has containers as depicted below. If it does, Congratulations, you are ready to get started!

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If the Docker Desktop system tray icon does have containers, then you will need to restart it.

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To do so, right-click the system tray icon and select “Restart Docker…”

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Click Restart on the confirmation dialog, if it is displayed. restart-docker-dialog

Once the restart process completes, you are ready to get started.

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