f. Create ECR, Build Image and Push

In this step,

  • create a registry in Elastic Container Registry
  • push the images created by aws-do-docker for use during the training.

Create ECR Registry

Create an ECR registry called g5_train using aws-cli

aws ecr create-repository --repository-name g5_train 

Upon successful creation, you get return json message that gives the arn of the repository

aws ecr create-repository --repository-name g5_train 
    "repository": {
        "repositoryArn": "arn:aws:ecr:us-east-1:xxxxxxxx:repository/g5_train",
        "registryId": "0123456789",
        "repositoryName": "g5_train",
        "repositoryUri": "xxxxxxxxxx.dkr.ecr.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/g5_train",
        "createdAt": "2022-05-25T20:11:23+00:00",
        "imageTagMutability": "MUTABLE",
        "imageScanningConfiguration": {
            "scanOnPush": false
        "encryptionConfiguration": {
            "encryptionType": "AES256"

Build the Container

Download the build_container.tar.gz and upload it into your cloudshell environment

tar xzvf build_container.tar.gz

The build_container folder has the aws-do-framework structure

  • config.properties: Has the configurable parameters that needs to be set
  • Dockerfile: to build the container
  • Utility scripts: build.sh, run.sh, pull.sh, push.sh, stop.sh
  • Container-Root: Relevant code and supervisord scripts to setup the container to be self discoverable and work in an mpi mode in the multi-node parallel setup

Update config.properties


Note: Strings inside properties file must not be quoted

PlaceHolder Replace With
REGISTRY xxxxxxxxx.dkr.ecr.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/(Note: trailing /)

Build and Push the container

The utility scripts can be used to build and run the containers


Builds the container and takes around 10 - 15 minutes to build it for the first time

Logs into ECR and pushes the container and around 8 minutes to push it for the first time

However, the times are much lower for subsequent builds since all layers need not be rebuilt for any changes