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Red Hat® Ansible Tower is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration, deployment, and orchestration. Want to learn more?

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Red Hat Ansible Tower is the best way to run Ansible in your organization.

Red Hat Ansible Tower is more than the web UI and rest API for Ansible. It also centralizes and controls your Ansible infrastructure with a visual dashboard, role-based access control, job scheduling, and graphical inventory management. Tower's REST API and CLI make it easy to embed Tower into existing tools and processes.

Features

Automation Dashboard

Heads-up NOC-style automation dashboard displays everything going on in your Ansible environment.

Role-Based Access Control

Creates the necessary separation and isolation of users and resources.  Users can safely use Ansible Tower to work only on the systems in the environments to which they have access.

Delegation and Self-Service

Easily import users, teams, and organizations from your SAML, AD, or LDAP directory, and delegate push-button access to automation with easy question and answer configuration, automatic scheduling, and more.

Create automation workflows

Ansible Tower workfows allow you to chain together different automation tasks to create workflows. Model your processes and deployments natively in Tower, including recovery from failures, chained workflows, and more.

Scale-out Clustering

Connect multiple Tower nodes into a Tower cluster to add redundancy and capacity to your automation platform, including reserved capacity and remote execution points of presence. Add push-button deployment and scaling when running in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Inventory Management

Sync inventory from all major cloud and virtualization providers, or add custom inventory. Integrate with Red Hat Insights to view Insights Alerts and perform playbook remediation.

Comprehensive REST API and integrations

Stay informed of your automation status via integrated notifications, and use the REST API to connect automation to source control, continuous delivery systems, ticketing systems, and more.

Auditing and Logging

All automation is securely logged and stored, with a full audit trail. Send logs to external logging and anayltics platforms for detailed analysis and correlations with other alerting and management systems.

Get Started with Red Hat Ansible Tower

For a standard installation, you'll need:

Installation Media

Download the latest version of Ansible Tower

System Requirements

Your physical or virtual machine should meet the system requirements .

20-30 Minutes

Installation will take about 20-30 minutes.

Instructions

  1. 1

    Install Ansible Tower

    Use the Quick Install instructions at: http://docs.ansible.com/ansible-tower/latest/html/quickinstall/index.html

  2. 2

    Login to Tower at: https://<tower server name>/

    Login with the username and password setup during installation.

  3. 3

    Import your license

    Upload the license you received from Ansible, Inc. and agree to the End User License, then click Submit. (You can also request a license if you do not already have one.)

  4. 4

    Review the organization

    Ansible Tower includes a default organization but users can also add their own orgs. Access the organization from the Organizations icon located on the left navigation bar.

  5. 5

    Add a user

    An 'Admin' user is already added by default by Tower and assigned a System Administrator role. To view the user associated with this organization, click the Users tab from the current organization. This view shows the user and his or her role.

  6. 6

    Create an inventory

    This screen shows numerous attributes (permissions, groups, hosts, sources, and completed jobs) associated with the Demo Inventory. For the purposes of this Quick Start, a local host has been added for your use.

  7. 7

    Create a credential

    Click the Credentials icon located on the left navigation bar. A demo credential has been provided for your use. Click on the “Demo Credential” link name or the Edit icon to review or edit this credential.

  8. 8

    Set up a project

    Click the Projects icon located on the left navigation bar. Click on the “Demo Project” link or click on the Edit icon to review the stock project provided by Tower. Click Cancel (if no changes were made) or click Save and use the breadcrumb links in the Tower browser to return to the overview screen. You must manually start an inventory sync for this project before it can be used in a job template. Update the SCM-based demo project by clicking the Sync refresh icon under the project’s available Actions.

  9. 9

    Set up a job template

    Review existing jobs or create a new job template by clicking the Templates icon located on the left navigation bar. Click on the “Demo Job Template” link or click on the Edit icon to review the stock job template provided by Tower. Click Cancel (if no changes were made) or click Save and use the breadcrumb links in the Tower browser to return to the overview screen.

  10. 10

    Launch your project

    From the Templates list view, click Launch (rocket icon, under Actions) next to Demo Job Template to run it. Enter any passwords needed, then watch as your job runs (the job page updates in real time).

    Congratulations! You’ve completed the initial setup and your Tower installation is officially up and running properly.

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