AWX on Amazon Ansible Playbook

23/02/2019

Today I spent a good few hours trying to get the Geerling Guy AWX role to work. AWX is the open source, free version of Ansible Tower. Suffice to say, the combination of dependencies is sufficiently broken to be (currently) useless. Here’s the fix…

However, I have put together a handy playbook which does work for Amazon AMIs (specifically, I used the 2018.03.0 AMI).

Here’s the playbook (latest version will always be on GitHub):

---
- name: Install AWX
  hosts: awx
  become: yes

  vars:
    - tmpdir: "/tmp/ansible"

  tasks:

  - name: Update yum
    yum:
      name: '*'
      state: latest

  - name: Install Ansible
    pip:
      name: ansible
      state: latest

  - name: Install Repositories
    yum:
      name: "{{ item }}"
    loop:
      - git
      - docker

  - name: Start Docker
    service:
      name: docker
      state: started

  - name: Clone awx
    git:
      repo: 'https://github.com/ansible/awx.git'
      dest: "{{ tmpdir }}"
      clone: yes

  - name: Install Docker Compose
    pip:
      name: docker-compose
      state: latest

  - name: Install AWX
    command: /usr/local/bin/ansible-playbook -i {{ tmpdir }}/installer/inventory {{ tmpdir }}/installer/install.yml

AWX runs on port 80. The login is admin / password.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions. Please contact me or raise a GitHub issue.

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