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Posted on 28 August, 2019 by Jeremy Ford

AWS CloudFormation Script for Automated ECS Instance Update to Latest AMI

To enhance general security it’s vital to keep virtual machines patched and always running the latest version of required software. But how do you know when an update is available or should be done? And following figuring that out - there is the process of determining the best way to roll the update out.

This AWS CloudFormation template helps you deploy an inline Lambda function that can be used to automatically update ECS Cluster EC2 Instances to the latest AMI as soon as they become available.