Exercise 2.0 - Installing Ansible Tower

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Exercise Description

In this exercise, we are going to get Ansible Tower installed on your control node.

Step 1: Change directories

Change directories to /tmp

cd /tmp

Step 2: Download Red Hat Ansible Tower

Download the latest Ansible Tower package

curl -O https://releases.ansible.com/ansible-tower/setup/ansible-tower-setup-latest.tar.gz

Step 3: Untar and unzip the package file

tar xvfz /tmp/ansible-tower-setup-latest.tar.gz

Step 4: Change directories

Change directories into the Ansible Tower setup package

cd /tmp/ansible-tower-setup-*/

Step 5: Open inventory file

Using an editor of your choice, open the inventory file

vim inventory

Step 6: Identify variables

Fill a few variables out in an inventory file: admin_password, pg_password, rabbitmq_password

[tower]
localhost ansible_connection=local

[database]

[all:vars]
admin_password='ansibleWS'

pg_host=''
pg_port=''

pg_database='awx'
pg_username='awx'
pg_password='ansibleWS'

rabbitmq_port=5672
rabbitmq_vhost=tower
rabbitmq_username=tower
rabbitmq_password='ansibleWS'
rabbitmq_cookie=cookiemonster

# Needs to be true for fqdns and ip addresses
rabbitmq_use_long_name=false

Step 7: Run setup

Run the Ansible Tower setup script

sudo ./setup.sh
Step 7 will take approx. 10-15 minutes to complete. This may be a good time to take a break.

Step 8: Confirm results

At this point, your Ansible Tower installation should be complete. You can access your Tower workshop (not forgetting that workshopname is the name of your workshop, and # is your student number) at:

example.tower.0.redhatgov.io

Ensuring Installation Success

You know you were successful if you are able to browse to your Ansible Tower’s url (control node’s IP address) and get something like this

ansible lab figure01 logon screen
Figure 2: Ansible Tower Login Screen

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