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Task configuration for aws-ecs-cloudreactor-deploy

The aws-ecs-cloudreactor-deploy Docker image can be used to deploy projects to both AWS ECS and CloudReactor. It reads configuration from your deploy_config directory set properties in both the ECS task definition and the CloudReactor Task. We’ll show you how to modify the files in this directory below.

Configuration hierarchy

The settings are all (deeply) merged together with Ansible’s Jinja2 combine filter. The precedence of settings, from lowest to highest is:

  1. Settings found in your Run Environment that you set via the CloudReactor dashboard
  2. Deployment environment AWS settings – found in project_aws in deploy_config/vars/<environment>.yml
  3. Default Task settings – found in default_task_config in deploy_config/vars/common.yml
  4. Per Task settings – found in task_name_to_config.<task_name> in deploy_config/var/common.yml
  5. Per environment settings – found in default_env_task_config in deploy_config/vars/<environment>.yml. See deploy_config/vars/example.yml an example.
  6. Per Task, per environment settings – found in task_name_to_env_config.<task_name> in deploy_config/vars/<environment>.yml

ECS Task Definition settings

  • You can add additional properties to the main container running each Task, such as mountPoints and portMappings by setting extra_main_container_properties in common.yml or deploy_config/vars/<environment>.yml. See the file_io Task for an example of this.
  • You can add AWS ECS task properties, such as volumes and secrets, by setting extra_task_definition_properties in the ecs property of each task configuration. See the file_io Task for an example of this.
  • You can add additional containers to the Task by setting extra_container_definitions in deploy_config/vars/common.yml or deploy_config/vars/<environment>.yml.

Setting management

We recommend that you keep as many default settings in CloudReactor as possible and don’t override them in your project unless required. To manage a setting in the CloudReactor UI, omit the property name and value. That will tell CloudReactor to use the value that you have set either in the Task or Run Environment editor.

It’s possible that you overrode a Task setting during a previous deployment, but later decide to use the default value in the Run Environment. To do that, set the property value to null.

Removing Tasks

To remove a Task, delete the Tasks within the CloudReactor dashboard. This will remove the Task rom AWS also.

You should also remove the reference to the Tasks in ./deploy_config/vars/common.yml.

  • If you don’t, if you run ./ [environment] (without task names), this will (re-)push all tasks – which might include tasks you had intended to remove.

You may also want to remove the task code itself from /src/

For example, if you want to delete the task_1 Task:

  1. In, hit the delete icon next to task_1 and hit “confirm”.
  2. Open ./deploy_config/vars/common.yml and delete the entire task_1: code block i.e.:

     <<: *default_task_config
     description: "This description shows up in CloudReactor dashboard"
     command: "python src/"
     schedule: cron(9 15 * * ? *)
         <<: *default_task_wrapper
         enable_status_updates: true
  3. Optionally, delete /src/