Ansible tower trial licence

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Hello,

I have a local ansible tower setup for evaluation of the product. When I connect to the web ui it asks me for a licence and sends me to https://www.ansible.com/license.

I have filled out the form multiple times and have not received any trial licence from RedHat.
Has anyone completed this process successfully and how long did it take?

Tom

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Hi Thomas,

Best would be to contact the Ansible team directly in this case. :)

Regards,
Christian

Hi Thomas,

Edited

Ansible Tower is a paid product from Red Hat. Use Christian Labisch's link - Red Hat even points to that. As Christian Labisch says later - The Ansible team is owned by Red Hat Regards

RJ

Hi RJ,

When I click on the link https://www.redhat.com/en/technologies/management/ansible and then click on "Try
Ansible Tower", I'm landing on https://access.redhat.com/products/ansible-tower-red-hat and from there we
can access https://www.ansible.com/tower-trial or https://www.ansible.com/contact-us ... so, I think for Tower
we indeed have to get in touch with the Ansible team. Anyway, Ansible is a member of the Red Hat family. :)

Regards,
Christian

I will reach out to support thank you RJ and Christian.

You're welcome, Thomas ! But you should contact the (Ansible) sales team - not the support team. :)

Regards,
Christian

Christian is absolutely correct - Thanks Christian, I edited my previous post

You're welcome, RJ ! And thank you ! :)

need free trail license for ansible tower

Hi Hashim,

Just visit https://www.ansible.com/tower-trial to get the free trial license. :)

Regards,
Christian

Like other have said, the above link takes you to a download the whole package (AGAIN) page. Not to a page to get a license.

Hi Keith,

Like I already have said, in case you don't get a license there : please contact the Ansible team ! :)

Regards,
Christian

Good Day All,

I have also downloaded and installed the evaluation version from the above link but see no place to actually get the free license key. Once installed Ansible Tower redirects https://www.ansible.com/license to request a license. This in turn redirects to https://www.redhat.com/en/technologies/management/ansible/try-it which allows one to download the compressed application file ansible-tower-setup-bundle-3.6.2-1.tar.gz. Similarly https://www.ansible.com/tower-trial redirects to the same page. The installation guide https://docs.ansible.com/ansible-tower/latest/html/quickstart/import_license.html refers one to http://www.ansible.com/license for free and paid license optons which also redirects to the same page. How exactly does one get a hold of the evaluation license.

Kind Regards,

Khetho Mtembo

Hi Khetho,

Everything has already been said ... please contact the Ansible team ! :)

Regards,
Christian

Khetho Mtembo and anyone coming to this discussion

Contact the ansible team directly if you want a trial of Ansible or cannot activate your license. Please see previous replies to this thread.

Regards,
RJ

Thank you so much indeed contacting the Ansible team I got the evaluation license. It would be nice however if the various documentation even on the installation itself also communicated as such instead of misleading potential customers.

Kind Regards,

Khetho Mtembo

You're welcome, Khetho ! Glad you could achieve what you wanted. :)

Regards,
Christian

Hi Ganesh and welcome to our community ! Do you have a related question ? If you have, please edit your post. :)

Regards,
Christian

Hi I have Installed Ansible Tower free trial and requested for free trial license file.Many times requested but still not getting. Could you please send ASAP.

Hi Ganesh,

We are volunteers in this community, and not employed by Red Hat ... so unfortunately we cannot send you the
licence. Did you contact the Ansible team (https://www.ansible.com/contact-us) already ? If not, please do it. :)

Regards,
Christian

Hi Christian, Yes I have filled my details in Ansible link.Could you tell me how much time they took to send the lisence file. Also this free trial lisence for howmany days validation.

Thanks Ganesh

No Ganesh, I don't know how long it takes ... shouldn't take too much time though. You have two options to
eventually accelerate the procedure : Either start a phone call (the phone numbers are provided on the site
link I gave you) or write a mail by using the mail address info@ansible.com. Hope it helps, I wish good luck. :)

Regards,
Christian

Thanks a lot Christian.Again I have sent an email.Let see when will get.

You're welcome, Ganesh ! Hope you'll get a response soon. :)

Regards,
Christian

Can someone tell me the licence file exact path after downloading the trial version of Ansible Tower

I installed the free trial bundle early last week, and also sent the Ansible Tower license request via this email info@ansible.com. Has anyone received the 90-day trial license from Ansible / Redhat recently? Can you tell us how long it takes to get the license? Thanks

I have not received the trial licences either, If you find out how to activate the trial version please enlighten us. Red Hat seems to not want to help me.

All,

This might not be an answer to all questions, but their is a major difference between Ansible Tower on RHEL and other Linux distributions. For RHEL based installations you get an Ansible Tower subscription, which can be attached at first login via the WebUI.

At the WebUI you give the same credentials you use for subscription-manager or to attach subscriptions to a RH Satellite. I have not tested a subscription attachment via RH Satellite.

Regards,

Jan Gerrit Kootstra

If it is trial version then it should provide the trial license.. if someone really to learn Ansible tower then don't go buy license... It is cons from Red Hat. First time I disappointed

Regards Shyamnandan

Agreed 100%, same issue, today sent request to info@ansible.com - will update thread here once I will get reply from them..

Agreed this process to obtain a trial license is not great. Guessing that you have to Google for a Red Hat discussion about how to obtain a license is not really that helpful for us.

All,

Be aware their are two products that most people call Ansible Tower.

  • AWX the community product, which is not supported by Red Hat Support. For this product you have to go to the https://ansible.com site
  • Ansible Tower by Red Hat, when run on another Linux flavor you need a license file, but when run on RHEL you can request a 60 days trail subscription.

The Ansible Tower on RHEL flavor is easy to get the "license" installed, if you go for the subscription. The webui ask you whether to use a license file or to select an Ansible Tower subscription from your Red Hat account.

Regards,

Jan Gerrit

hi, where can i find the license file ? I have Ansible Tower subscriptions on the portal

regard Adam

I have installed Ansible Tower through Azure Portal using the Ansible Tower offering. I am stuck at the license confirmation screen as well. The VM is running RHEL 7.9. If I click my way through requesting a trial license, and am only hit by this download of the Tower installable. I am not receiving any license file. When I enter my customer portal credentials, the web app does a http get to the same box at https://<redacted>/api/v2/config/subscriptions/ which results in a 401. I have raised a request through https://www.ansible.com/contact-us and awaiting an answer.

I am facing the same problem of getting the Ansible trial license, I have sent email to Ansible team let's see what happen there is no response so far. The process of getting trial license should be simple and straightforward

Hi Soibam, u can get the trail license working for ur tower, I have found the solution

I am also facing the same problem, RedHat Ansible Automation Platform trial page downloads to the Red Hat Ansible Automation tarball. Later the setup.sh fails asking for license details.

Solution: First create a subscription in the subscriptions tab on the access.redhat.com/management/subscriptions create trial version for 60 days after installing the ansible Tower/Ansible automation platform. Then creation subscription Allocation giving it a name like 'ansibletower' etc and select Satellite version as 6.8. It will give you option of exporting manifest also. Then move to subscription Allocation--->subscription tab and press Add Subscription tab to select the trial version subscription with entitlement as 1. Then Go to you Tower login URL and press button 'Get subscription' using ur short login name and password( Do not use full email id ). Agree to license terms and condition, Bingo, there u go !!. After 1 day to trial and error, finally it worked.....

Reference link: https://docs.ansible.com/ansible-tower/latest/html/userguide/import_license.html#obtain-sub-manifest