awx.awx.job_launch – Launch an Ansible Job.

Note

This plugin is part of the awx.awx collection (version 19.2.2).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install awx.awx.

To use it in a playbook, specify: awx.awx.job_launch.

Synopsis

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
controller_config_file
path
Path to the controller config file.
If provided, the other locations for config files will not be considered.

aliases: tower_config_file
controller_host
string
URL to your Automation Platform Controller instance.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_HOST and then config files
If value not specified by any means, the value of 127.0.0.1 will be used

aliases: tower_host
controller_oauthtoken
raw
added in 3.7.0 of awx.awx
The OAuth token to use.
This value can be in one of two formats.
A string which is the token itself. (i.e. bqV5txm97wqJqtkxlMkhQz0pKhRMMX)
A dictionary structure as returned by the token module.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_OAUTH_TOKEN and then config files

aliases: tower_oauthtoken
controller_password
string
Password for your controller instance.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_PASSWORD and then config files

aliases: tower_password
controller_username
string
Username for your controller instance.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_USERNAME and then config files

aliases: tower_username
credential_passwords
dictionary
Passwords for credentials which are set to prompt on launch
credentials
list / elements=string
Credential to use for job, only used if prompt for credential is set.

aliases: credential
diff_mode
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Show the changes made by Ansible tasks where supported
extra_vars
dictionary
extra_vars to use for the Job Template.
ask_extra_vars needs to be set to True via job_template module when creating the Job Template.
interval
float
Default:
1
The interval to request an update from the controller.
inventory
string
Inventory to use for the job, only used if prompt for inventory is set.
job_type
string
    Choices:
  • run
  • check
Job_type to use for the job, only used if prompt for job_type is set.
limit
string
Limit to use for the job_template.
name
string / required
Name of the job template to use.

aliases: job_template
organization
string
Organization the job template exists in.
Used to help lookup the object, cannot be modified using this module.
If not provided, will lookup by name only, which does not work with duplicates.
scm_branch
string
A specific of the SCM project to run the template on.
This is only applicable if your project allows for branch override.
skip_tags
list / elements=string
Specific tags to skip from the playbook.
tags
list / elements=string
Specific tags to use for from playbook.
timeout
integer
If waiting for the job to complete this will abort after this amount of seconds
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether to allow insecure connections to AWX.
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.
If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_VERIFY_SSL and then config files

aliases: tower_verify_ssl
verbosity
integer
    Choices:
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Verbosity level for this job run
wait
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Wait for the job to complete.

Notes

Note

  • If no config_file is provided we will attempt to use the tower-cli library defaults to find your host information.

  • config_file should be in the following format host=hostname username=username password=password

Examples

- name: Launch a job
  job_launch:
    job_template: "My Job Template"
  register: job

- name: Launch a job template with extra_vars on remote controller instance
  job_launch:
    job_template: "My Job Template"
    extra_vars:
      var1: "My First Variable"
      var2: "My Second Variable"
      var3: "My Third Variable"
    job_type: run

- name: Launch a job with inventory and credential
  job_launch:
    job_template: "My Job Template"
    inventory: "My Inventory"
    credential: "My Credential"
  register: job
- name: Wait for job max 120s
  job_wait:
    job_id: "{{ job.id }}"
    timeout: 120

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
id
integer
success
job id of the newly launched job

Sample:
86
status
string
success
status of newly launched job

Sample:
pending


Authors

  • Wayne Witzel III (@wwitzel3)