Part 2 - Build the Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Cluster

In this task we will build the Windows Server ECS cluster.

1. Verify your region in the AWS console is set to US East (N. Virginia).

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2. Now let’s navigate to the ECS admin interface and then we’ll select Clusters from the left nav.

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3. Click on Create Cluster and then select EC2 Windows + Networking and then click Next step

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4. Enter a Cluster name like Win314-Cluster and then review the configuration options available (we will leave the default values as-is with the exception of the key pair).

!!! info Because this is a new AWS account you will need to create a key pair in the N. Virginia Region. Follow the “EC2 Console link” to create a new key pair.

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5. Once the key pair has been created return to the ECS Cluster tab and click the refresh icon next to the Key pair and your new key pair should appear.

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6. Review the remaining configuration options and click “Create” to build the ECS Windows cluster. While the ECS cluster is building we’ll jump over to our dev server and get started with configuring Visual Studio.

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