A few days ago Ansible released a new version of their enterprise product Ansible Tower. It’s a web interface on top of the ansible core and offers a lot of useful features. In the release notes is a new topic listed that is an important requirement for some customers of us, bundled installation support. It’s now possible to install the Ansible Tower without access to the internet. In this blog post we describe the few steps for an offline installation on a RHEL server.
Ansible Tower Documentation
Check out the official Ansible Tower installation guide for a detailed installation documentation. Ansible also published a quick installation guide that contains the most needed informations.
- Verify that 10GB are available in /var
- Subscribe to additional RPM channels
- Extras (RHEL7) / Optional (RHEL6)
- Download the bundle source from Ansible
Transfer the package onto your host and unpack the bundle package. Switch into the temporary directory and follow this steps.
- Install ansible core
yum install -y ansible
- Configure Ansible Tower installation
- Start installation
- Enjoy and automate!
As you see the installation of Ansible Tower is quite simple and we’re glad that Ansible responded to the requests of their customers and implemented the offline installation. Are you interested to try out the new Ansible Tower version? So don’t hesitate to contact us or request a free trial on this page.