Ansible tower Product Info
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.
Get Started with Red Hat Ansible Tower
For a standard installation, you'll need:
Login to Tower at: https://<tower server name>/
Login with the username and password setup during installation.
Import your subscription
Use your Red Hat credentials to retrieve your subscription, or upload a subscriptions manifest obtained from the Red Hat Customer Portal. Even if you already have valid licenses from previous versions, you must still provide your credentials or a subscriptions manifest again upon upgrading to Ansible Tower 3.8. Agree to the End User License, select the analytics options, then click Submit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.