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2. Download the Tower Installation Program

Note

To obtain a trial version of Ansible Tower, visit: http://www.ansible.com/tower-trial

For pricing information, visit: http://www.ansible.com/pricing

To download the latest version of Tower directly (note, you must also obtain a license before using this), visit: https://releases.ansible.com/ansible-tower/setup/ansible-tower-setup-latest.tar.gz

For the OpenShift installer, go to http://releases.ansible.com/ansible-tower/setup_openshift

You may install standalone Tower or use the bundled installer:

  • if you set up Tower on an environment with a direct Internet access, you can download the standalone Tower installer

  • if you set up Tower on an environment without direct access to online repositories, or your environment enforces a proxy, you must use the bundled installer

Download and then extract the Ansible Tower installation/upgrade tool: http://releases.ansible.com/ansible-tower/setup/

[email protected]:~$ tar xvzf ansible-tower-setup-latest.tar.gz
[email protected]:~$ cd ansible-tower-setup-<tower_version>

To install or upgrade, start by editing the inventory file in the ansible-tower-setup-<tower_version> directory, replacing <tower_version> with the version number, such as 3.7.1 or 3.7.0 directory.

2.1. Using the Bundled Tower Installation Program

Beginning in Ansible Tower version 2.3.0, Tower installations can be performed using a bundled installation program. The bundled installation program is meant for customers who cannot, or would prefer not to, install Tower (and its dependencies) from online repositories. Access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS repositories is still needed.

To download the latest version of the bundled Tower installation program directly (note, you must also obtain a license before using this), visit: https://releases.ansible.com/ansible-tower/setup-bundle/

Note

The bundled installer only supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS.

Next, select the installation program which matches your distribution (el7):

ansible-tower-setup-bundle-latest.el7.tar.gz

Note

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Ansible Tower 3.5.0 requires the Python 3 Software Collection. If you are installing Tower offline, you need either CentOS-SCL or RH-SCL repositories enabled through a local mirror:

  • Red Hat Subscription Manager: rhel-server-rhscl-7-rpms

  • Red Hat UI: rhui-rhel-server-rhui-rhscl-7-rpms

  • CentOS: centos-release-scl

A list of package dependencies from Red Hat Enterprise Linux repositories can be found in the bundle/base_packages.txt file inside the setup bundle. Depending on what minor version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux you are running, the version and release specified in that file may be slightly different than what is available in your configured repository.