Ansible Tower on AWS
Ansible Tower Quick Start

Ansible Tower on the AWS Cloud: Quick Start Reference Deployment

Deployment Guide

Tony Vattathil — Solutions Architect, AWS Quick Start Reference Team

April 2016  (last update: November 2017)

This Quick Start reference deployment guide discusses the steps for deploying and testing Ansible Tower on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. It provides links for viewing and launching the AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the Ansible Tower deployment, and creates Ansible-aware Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. The guide also explains how you can configure Ansible Tower to pull EC2 instances and their metadata into the Ansible Tower dashboard.

The Quick Start is for IT infrastructure architects, administrators, and DevOps professionals who are planning to implement Ansible Tower to manage their AWS compute resources. It supports Ansible Tower version 3.x.

The following links are for your convenience. Before you launch the Quick Start, we recommend that you review the architecture, configuration, and other considerations discussed in this guide.

  • If you have an AWS account and you’re already familiar with AWS and Ansible Tower, you can launch the Quick Start to deploy Ansible into a new or existing virtual private cloud (VPC) in your AWS account. The deployment takes approximately 20 minutes. If you’re new to AWS or Ansible Tower, please review the implementation details and follow the step-by-step instructions provided later in this guide.




  • If you want to take a look under the covers, you can view the AWS CloudFormation template that automates the deployment. You can customize the template during launch, or download and extend it for other projects.



About Quick Starts

Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS Cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability.

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