awx-manage (formerly tower-manage) utility is used to access detailed internal information of Tower. Commands for
awx-manage should run as the
awx-manage is a mechanism by which a Tower administrator can import inventory directly into Tower, for those who cannot use Custom Inventory Scripts.
awx-manage properly, you must first create an inventory in Tower to use as the destination for the import.
For help with
awx-manage, run the following command:
awx-manage inventory_import [--help]
inventory_import command synchronizes a Tower inventory object with a text-based inventory file, dynamic inventory script, or a directory of one or more of the above as supported by core Ansible.
When running this command, specify either an
--inventory-name, and the path to the Ansible inventory source (
awx-manage inventory_import --source=/ansible/inventory/ --inventory-id=1
By default, inventory data already stored in Tower blends with data from the external source. To use only the external data, specify
--overwrite. To specify that any existing hosts get variable data exclusively from the
--overwrite_vars. The default behavior adds any new variables from the external source, overwriting keys that already exist, but preserves any variables that were not sourced from the external data source.
awx-manage inventory_import --source=/ansible/inventory/ --inventory-id=1 --overwrite
With the release of Ansible Tower 2.4.0, edits and additions to Inventory host variables now persist beyond an inventory sync as long as
--overwrite_vars is not set. To have inventory syncs behave as they did before, it is now required that both
--overwrite_vars are set.
awx-manage has a variety of commands used to clean old data from Tower. Tower administrators can use the Tower Management Jobs interface for access or use the command line.
awx-manage cleanup_jobs [--help]
This permanently deletes the job details and job output for jobs older than a specified number of days.
awx-manage cleanup_activitystream [--help]
This permanently deletes any activity stream data older than a specific number of days.
Refer to the Clustering section for details on the
awx-manage provision_instance and
Do not run other
awx-manage commands unless instructed by Ansible Support.
Ansible Tower supports the following commands for OAuth2 token management:
Use this command to clear tokens which have already been revoked. Refer to Django’s Oauth Toolkit documentation on cleartokens for more detail.
Use this command to terminate all sessions or all sessions for a specific user. Consider using this command when a user changes role in an organization, is removed from assorted groups in LDAP/AD, or the administrator wants to ensure the user can no longer execute jobs due to membership in these groups.
$ awx-manage expire_sessions
This command terminates all sessions by default. The users associated with those sessions will be consequently logged out. To only expire the sessions of a specific user, you can pass their username using the
--user flag (specify actual username for
$ awx-manage expire_sessions --user example_user