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The link parameter allows containers to communicate with each other without the need for port mappings, using the name parameter and optionally, an alias for the link. This construct is analogous to name:alias in Docker links. Up to 255 letters (uppercase and lowercase), numbers, hyphens, and underscores are allowed for each name and alias. For more information on linking Docker containers, see ( This parameter maps to Links in the Create a container ( section of the Docker Remote API ( and the --link option to docker run (

Containers that are collocated on a single container instance may be able

to communicate with each other without requiring links or host port mappings. Network isolation is achieved on the container instance using security groups and VPC settings.

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