Ansible tower Product Info
Ansible Tower by Red Hat is the best way to run Ansible in your organization.
Ansible Tower by Red Hat 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 Ansible Tower by Red Hat
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 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.)
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 Settings Menu icon.
Add a user
Expand the Users section at the bottom of the default organization you just saved (not from the Settings menu). Click the ADD USER button. Select the checkbox beside the “admin” user to select it for this organization, then click Save.
Create an inventory
Click Inventories from the top navigational links. Click on the “Demo Inventory” link for the stock inventory provided by Tower. This screen shows the groups and hosts that belong to Demo inventory. For the purposes of this Quick Start, a local host has been added for your use. 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.
Create a credential
Click the Settings Menu icon to access Credentials. 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
Navigate to the Projects main link. 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 Start Sync cloud icon under the project’s available Actions.
Set up a job template
Review existing jobs or create a new job template by browsing to Job Templates. 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
Select Job Templates from the top navigational menu and click Launch (rocket icon, under Actions) to run this Job Template. 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.