Amazon ECS Adds ELB Health Check Grace Period

Posted on: Dec 27, 2017

The Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) service scheduler now allows you to define a grace period to prevent premature shutdown of newly instantiated tasks. 

Previously, if Amazon ECS tasks took a long time to start, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) health checks could mark the task as unhealthy and the service scheduler would shut the task down prematurely. 

Now, you can specify a health check grace period as an Amazon ECS service definition parameter. This instructs the service scheduler to ignore ELB health checks for a pre-defined time period after a task has been instantiated. 

To learn more, visit the Amazon ECS documentation. You can get more information about Amazon ECS here.

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