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tower

Ansible Tower with free license

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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Jul 9th 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 3.x
  • Puppet >=2.7.20 <4.0.0

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'swizzley88-tower', '0.1.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add swizzley88-tower
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install swizzley88-tower --version 0.1.0

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Documentation

swizzley88/tower — version 0.1.0 Jul 9th 2015

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description
  3. Setup
  4. Usage
  5. Requirements
  6. Compatibility
  7. Limitations
  8. Development

Overview

This is the tower module which sets up the super lean python and API driven Ansible Tower for automation orchastration outside of puppet through web sockets.

Module Description

This is Ansible's Tower for all you web devs who want to do server automation and system configuration through an API for some god aweful reason. Or for people like me who want to test out the Ansible automation platform and give it a test drive n kick the tires so to speak, it will turn the rather lengthy registration and download process into a quick grab n go.

Setup

None, but you can register your own free license at ansible.com or use mine which I've included since I use foreman instead simply because it's better than tower in almost every way.

Usage

include ::tower

Requirements

Puppet and internet, and a (free/paid) license, my 10 node license is included, and this can probably run on 1 cpu with the minimum ram for the os.

Compatibility

  • RHEL 6,7
  • CentOS 6,7
  • Fedora 20,20,21

Limitations

The big limitation is with the ansible free licensing. Every 10 nodes you will need to build another tower which is why I wrote this module, which makes it super easy to just kickstart and go, otherwise you will need to purchase provisioning licenses to go above 10 nodes. Otherwise Ansible is like PE at $100/node per year or something.

This module has been tested on:

  • CentOS 7

Development

Even though there is a TODO, I highly doubt I will ever maintain this. In fact I doubt anyone will even use this, but it proves puppet 0wns ansible.

TODO

  • add auto scale
Contact

Email: morgan@aspendenver.org

WWW: www.aspendenver.org

Github: https://github.com/swizzley