4. Examine the Tower Dashboard


Ansible Tower 3.0 provides a streamlined interface, with the Settings (settings) button offering access to administrative configuration needs. Users of older versions of Ansible Tower (2.4.5 or older) can access most of these through the top-level navigational menu or from their “Setup” menu button.

The Tower Dashboard offers a friendly graphical framework for your IT orchestration needs. Across the top-left side of the Tower Dashboard, administrators can quickly navigate to their Projects, Inventories, Job Templates, and Jobs.

Across the top-right side of this interface, administrators can access the tools they need to configure organizations, users, groups, and permissions.

On the main Tower Dashboard screen, a summary appears listing your current Job Status. Also available for review are summaries of Recently Used Job Templates and Recently Run Jobs.

Home dashboard


Keep in mind that the goal of this Quick Start is to launch a simple playbook. To do this, a number of configuration options must be setup. Completing the quick start configuration tasks now ensures that Tower is configured properly and allows for easier executions of more involved playbooks later on.