Running Container-Enabled Microservices on AWS is designed to teach you how to manage and scale container-enabled applications by using Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS). This course highlights the challenges of running containerized applications at scale and provides guidance on creating and using Amazon ECS to develop and deploy containerized microservices-based applications. In the hands-on lab exercises you will use Amazon ECS to handle long-running services, build and deploy container images, link services together, and scale capacity to meet demand. You will also learn how to run container workers for asynchronous application processes.


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Learning Objectives

This course is designed to teach you how to:

Design a microservices-based architecture that uses containers
Use Amazon ECS to run and scale a microservices-based application
Integrate Amazon ECS with other AWS services

  • Module 1a: Overview of Microservices on AWS

  • Welcome to Simple Mustache Service!
    The monolith
    What are microservices?
    How to implement a microservices infrastructure
    The six principles of microservices

  • Module 1b: Containers and Docker

  • Introduction to containers
    Comparing virtual machines with containers
    Running containers
    Storing container images
    Hands-on lab: Building and running your first container

  • Module 2: Continuous delivery for container-based microservices

  • Compare and contrast different software development cycles
    Use AWS CodePipeline to code, build, and deploy a microservice
    Use AWS CodeCommit as a source control service
    Use Jenkins to perform a Docker build
    Use Postman to run and test microservices
    Use AWS CloudFormation to provision and deploy microservices
    Hands-on lab: Using the Amazon ECS Service Scheduler

  • Module 3: High availability and scaling with Amazon Elastic Container Service

  • High availability
    Cluster management and scheduling
    Scaling a cluster
    Scaling services
    Hands-on lab: Continuous delivery pipelines for container-based microservices

  • Module 4: Security for container-based microservices

  • Implement security
    Apply best practices
    Automate security
    Evaluate compliance requirements
    Embed security into the CI/CD
    Hands-on lab: Extending Amazon ECS with Service Discovery and Config Management


This course is intended for Developers, System Administrators, and Solutions Architects.




We recommend that attendees of this course have: Fundamental knowledge of core AWS services and features Working knowledge of running containerized applications


Length: 1.0 day (8 hours)


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