Welcome to the Ansible Tower Quick Start Guide. At the end of the Quick Start, you will have a functioning Tower application that you can use to launch more sophisticated playbooks. You can expect the Quick Start process to take less than thirty minutes.
To begin, you must install Ansible Automation Platform and you must choose a target system where an initial playbook can be deployed (provided by automation controller). This first playbook executes simple Ansible tasks, while teaching you how to use Tower, as well as ensuring its proper setup. This can be any sort of system manageable by Ansible, as described at: https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/installation_guide/intro_installation.html#managed-node-requirements.
Ansible Automation Platform is offered on a subscription basis. These subscriptions vary in price and support-levels. For more information about subscriptions and features, see Subscription Types.