Posted On: Sep 8, 2022

AWS Fargate (Fargate), the serverless compute engine for Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), recently announced the migration of service quotas from the current Amazon ECS task and Amazon EKS pod count-based quotas to vCPU-based quotas. The migration to vCPU quotas will not have any impact on your running tasks and pods.

Starting October 3, 2022, all accounts will be automatically migrated to the new vCPU-based quotas in a phased manner. To facilitate this transition, starting today, you can opt-in to using the new vCPU-based quotas and by doing so, your account will be governed by vCPU-based quotas rather than the current task and pod count-based quotas. By opting-in to vCPU quotas earlier, you can give yourself valuable time to get familiar with the new vCPU-based quotas and make modifications to your quota management tools. During this transition period, if you run into issues with vCPU-based quotas, you can temporarily opt-out of vCPU quotas until October 31, 2022 and remediate your systems. Starting November 1, 2022, Fargate will automatically transition any remaining accounts to vCPU quotas regardless of your account settings, and the current task and pod count quotas will no longer be supported starting November 16, 2022.

ECS Fargate customer accounts can seamlessly opt-in and opt-out of the vCPU-based quotas’ experience using the ECS PutAccountSettingDefault API. You can also opt-in and opt-out of vCPU-based quotas by filing a request in the AWS Support Center console. Fargate will transition to vCPU quotas in all regions where Fargate is available. Visit our ECS and EKS documentation or read more in the blog post and FAQs about using vCPU quotas.