Awx Without Docker

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How to install AWX on RHEL 7 without Docker?Helpful? Please support me on Patreon: thanks & praise to God, and wit. Jan 15, 2018 As the implementer of AWX our organisation I would like the flexibility of having the database on our postgres cluster. Configuring this to sit behind a reverse proxy. Scaling out components of the AWX to different servers. Believe me i do like the docker concept for this install and works for most but we need more install options and flexibility. Installing Docker. AWX comes in a containerised form that can run on Docker, Kubernetes or OpenShift. If you have the latter 2 already in place, it may be easier to leverage them. Since I had nothing in place and Docker seemed to be the easiest to get up and running, I decided to use it. AWX without docker. Ask Question Asked 1 year, 10 months ago. Active 8 months ago. Viewed 2k times 2 I'm trying to install AXW for ansible on ubuntu but I would love. Installation AWX without Docker on CentOS 7. December 22, 2019 admin Uncategorized Ansible, AWX, CentOS, Python3, Python3-pip 0 Comments.

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AWX is the open source version of Ansible Tower. There are good install instructions available at Installing AWX. It basically breaks down into 3 steps:

  1. Clone the Repo
  2. Configure the installer
  3. Install on a container platform (I just used docker-compose)

So let’s try it out.

Configure the AWX installer

So let’s clone the repo:

Here are the settings I ended up modifying:

Create a PostGreSQL Database

I already had a running postgresql container running that was used by other containers, so I decided to use that for awx as well. I logged in and created the database and user:

Now that we have the prereqs done, let’s install it:

Run the AWX installer

My docker host was an ubuntu machine, so I installed the latest ansible version by adding a custom repo and then installing the package:

Now if we go back to the awx repo we can run the installer:

Next we can confirm the containers are running:

At point you should be able to see the login page (http://DOCKER_HOST:HOST_PORT):

Create a Sample Job to be Executed

As a quick test, let’s create a template job to be executed. First go to Credentials and add your SSH key which will be used to login to the hosts:


Then create a project (which is covered at the Ansible Tower User Guide - Projects page). When creating a project you can point to a git repo which has all the configs. Here is the sample git repo I started from from. I ended up with the following files:

Then when adding the project, point to the git repo:

The inventory file contains a list of hosts which the ansible playbooks are run against (more information about inverntories is available at the Ansible Tower User Guide - Inventories page). We adding an inventory file you can reference one from a project (which is why we had one in the sample git repo). So let’s create an inventory and point to the newly created Project’s file:

Then if you go to the Hosts tab of the inventory you will see all the hosts read in:

Lastly create a template under Templates and point to:

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  • Inventory
  • Project
  • Playbook
  • Credential

Then after creating the template, you will see a Launch button:

and upon clicking that it will run your play book against your inventory:

You can also create schedules associated with the template:

And you have a lot of options for sending notifications:

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Then after creating a notification you can choose which one to use and for what types of results for a template:

And you will get the following notification when your job succeeds or fails:

BTW if you want to install any role from galaxy you can follow instructions laid out in Ansible Tower User Guide - Ansible Galaxy Support. And when running a template with specific roles you will see them get intalled:


Using tower-cli

We can also install tower-cli and run the commands remotely. The configuration and installation are covered here:

On my Mac, I ran the following to first install the tower-cli:

Then configured it:

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Lastly to make sure it works, I queried the template list:

You can even run a job and monitor it:

Pretty cool stuff.

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