Notification in AWS when a new target becomes healthy ECS

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I have a common scenario but I haven't managed to find a solution for it.

I'm using ECS in AWS for various services. Whenever a new build occurs in my CI a new Docker image is pushed up to ECR and a lambda triggered to cause ECS to deploy the new image. All of this works fine. But, I want to get notified whenever there's live new code, which is basically when a newly registered target becomes healthy.

Any suggestions as to how can I trigger a notification when a new target on an ELB becomes healthy?


Aug 23, 2018 in AWS by bug_seeker
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1 answer to this question.

+1 vote

You could probably use the HealthyHostCount metric to configure your use case. This would alarm you if configured correctly.

This assumes you're actually deploying a new EC2 host before draining off the old one. You can verify this by watching your metrics and confirming your HealthyHostCount exceeds your DesiredHostCount for any period of your time.

Once you have done the verification and when HealthyHostCount does, in fact, exceed your DesiredHostCount, you'll set up a CloudWatch Alarm to only detect any maximum > [DesiredCount] for 1 out of 1 data points for any 1 minute period. 

The period you set here should be small enough so as to not overlap with successive deployments (since the max won't change within a given period if you've deployed multiple times).

answered Aug 23, 2018 by Priyaj
• 58,090 points

edited Jun 8, 2020 by Sirajul

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