Posted On: Mar 26, 2018

AWS Fargate Platform Version 1.1.0 is now available. This update adds support for Amazon ECS task metadata endpoints, container health checks, and ECS service discovery.

AWS Fargate platform versions are used to refer to a specific runtime environment (i.e.: a combination of the Kernel version and the container runtime version) for Fargate task infrastructure. New platform versions are released as the runtime environment evolves, including kernel or operating system updates, new features, bug fixes, and security updates.

Amazon ECS task metadata endpoints allow you to query environmental data and statistics for running tasks. This allows third party monitoring tools (e.g. Datadog) to work with Fargate.

Container health checks allow you to define custom health check commands in the task definition. If a task is flagged as unhealthy, it is automatically restarted.

ECS service discovery is a fully managed, DNS service discovery service that makes it easy for your containerized services to discover and connect with each other.

To learn more about compatibilites and specifying a Fargate platform version, visit the AWS Fargate documentation.

AWS Fargate is available in the US East (N. Virginia) region. See the global region table for more information on AWS regions and services.