Posted On: May 14, 2024

You can now turn on Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Flow Logs for your Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) workloads running on both Amazon EC2 and AWS Fargate to export detailed telemetry information for all network flows.

Amazon ECS helps you deploy and manage your containerized applications easily and efficiently. VPC Flow Logs enable you to capture and log information about your VPC network traffic. With this launch, you can include Service name, ECS Cluster name and other ECS metadata in your flow logs subscriptions. These additional flow logs fields make it easier for you to monitor your ECS workloads and troubleshoot any issues.

VPC Flow Logs for ECS is available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio, N. Virginia), US West (Northern California, Oregon), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Jakarta, Melbourne, Mumbai, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo), Canada (Central), Canada West (Calgary), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Milan, Paris, Spain, Stockholm, Zurich), Israel (Tel Aviv), Middle East (Bahrain, UAE), South America (Sao Paulo), China (Beijing), operated by Sinnet, China (Ningxia) operated by NWCD, and  AWS GovCloud (US-East, US-West) Regions. 

To get started, see VPC Flow Logs public documentation and this blog post.