How to get Ansible AWX on AZURE

This section describes how to launch and connect to Ansible Tower in Azure.

  1. Open Ansible AWX(alternative to Ansible Tower) VM listing on Azure Marketplace

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  3. Click on Get It Now
    • Select a Resource group for your virtual machine
    • Select a Region where you want to launch the VM(such as East US)

    • /img/azure/ansible-awx/basics-page-01.png

    • Optionally change the number of cores and amount of memory.
    • Select the Authentication type as Password and enter Username as ubuntu and Password for the VM
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    • Optionally change the OS disk type.

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    • Optionally change the network and subnetwork names.Be sure that whichever network you specify has ports 22 (for ssh), 3389 (for RDP) and 80 (for http) exposed.

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    • Optionally go to the Management, Advanced and Tags tabs for any advance settings you want for the VM.
    • Click on Review + create and then click on Create when you are done.
      Virtual Machine will begin deploying.

  1. A summary page displays when the virtual machine is successfully created. Click on the Go to resource link to to go to the resource page. It will open an overview page of virtual machine.

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  3. In the left navigation pane, select Run command , select RunShellScript and enter following command to change the password of the vm .

    sudo echo ubuntu:yourpassword | chpasswd

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  5. Now the password for ubuntu user is set, you can connect to the VM's desktop environment from any local windows machine using RDP protocol.

  6. To connect using RDP, first note the public IP address of the VM from VM details page as highlighted below

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  8. Then From you local windows machine, goto "start" menu , in the search box type and select "Remote desktop connection".
    In the "Remote Desktop connection" wizard, copy the public IP address and click connect

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  10. This will connect you to the VM's desktop environment. Provide the username (e.g "ubuntu") and the password set in the step4 to authenticate. Click OK

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  12. Now you are connected to the out of box Ansible AWX(alternative to Ansible Tower) environment.

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  1. Login to the web interface by opening the url http://your-external-ip in your browser
  2. Use below default userid & password
  3. Userid : awxadmin
    Password: techlatestpassword

  4. You must change the default id and password as security measures by going to admin profile page and entering new userid and password
  5. To change the userid and password,In left pane click on Users as shown below.
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  7. Click on awxadmin user and enter the new values here and save the changes.
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