2. Starting, Stopping, and Restarting Tower

Ansible Tower ships with an admin utility script, ansible-tower-service, that can start, stop, and restart all Tower services running on the current Tower node (including the message queue components, and the database if it is an integrated installation). External databases must be explicitly managed by the administrator. The services script resides in /usr/bin/ansible-tower-service and can be invoked as follows:

[email protected]:~$ ansible-tower-service restart

You can also invoke it via distribution-specific service management commands. Distribution packages often provide a similar script, sometimes as an init script, to manage services. Refer to your distribution-specific service management system for more information.


When running Tower containerized in OpenShift, do not use the ansible-tower-service script. Restart the pod using OpenShift instead.