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 AWS-secured operating system on-premises and in the cloud for development and testing.

AWS 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 AWS Regions globally. To learn more visit the Amazon ECS Anywhere documentation page.