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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

Enhanced Tower User Interface

Reorganized layout and improved navigational elements, providing more information at a glance, making it more intuitive to find and use the automation you need. 

Improved Access Controls

More granular permissions make it easier to delegate inside your organizations and remove automation bottlenecks.

Enhanced Scheduling

Allows you to easily schedule multiple configurations of a job.

Custom Virtual Environments

Custom Ansible environment support allows you to have different Ansible environments for different teams and jobs.

LDAP and SAML Improvements

Enhanced LDAP and SAML support allow you to integrate your enterprise account information in a more flexible manner.

Token-based Authentication

Easily authenticate third-party tools and services with Tower via integrated OAuth2 token support.

Cluster Groups

Run-time management of cluster groups allows for easily configurable scaling.

Container Platform Support

Tower is now available as a containerized pod service for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform that can be scaled up and down easily as needed.

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 now includes a default organization*. Users with an Enterprise license 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.

*Starting with Ansible Tower version 2.2.0.

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