Can Celery run on Elastic Beanstalk?


I’m looking for a straight-forward way to run Celery on an Elastic Beanstalk environment. Does this exist, or do I need to use SQS instead?

I have tried putting a line in the the .config file without good results. This is my .config file:

When I ssh to the EC2 server and run ps -ef | grep celery it shows that Celery isn’t running.

Any help appreciated. Thanks!


Celery doesn’t show up because the container commands are run prior to reboot of the webserver during deployment. Basically, your celery workers get wiped out after the machine restarts.

I would suggest starting celery by using post deployment hooks.

See and How do you run a worker with AWS Elastic Beanstalk?

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