In this section you will configure your private automation hub using the code provided that is missing some critical values/information that you will have to fill in yourself, based on the requirements and looking at readme’s for the roles.

Step 1

Ensure that you have ansible-navigator installed on your machine.

sudo dnf install ansible-navigator

Further documentation for those who are interested to learn more see:

Step 2

Create a file group_vars/all/ah_repositories.yml you will need to add infra.ah_configuration and infra.controller_configuration to the current list of community repositories.

# Disabled for Workshop use, but can be used for other installations
# ah_repository_certified:
#   token: ""
#   url: ''
#   auth_url: ''
#   wait: true

    - infra.aap_utilities
    - infra.ee_utilities
    - containers.podman
    - awx.awx
  wait: true

Note: We have ah_repository_certified commented out at this time due to token issues.

Further documentation for those who are interested to learn more see:

Step 3

Create a file group_vars/all/ah_users.yml make sure this user has is_superuser set to true and their password is set to "{{ ah_token_password }}".

ah_token_username: "ah_token_user"
  - username: "{{ ah_token_username }}"
      - "admin"
    append: true
    state: "present"

Further documentation for those who are interested to learn more see:

Step 4

Create a file group_vars/all/ah_groups.yml and add ah_groups list with one (1) item in it with the name of admin and state is present. Do not set permisions. If you need more information follow the documentation link below.

Further documentation for those who are interested to learn more see:

Step 5

Create a playbook playbooks/hub_config.yml add in the repository role name in the first task and the user role name in the last task.

- name: Configure private automation hub after installation
  hosts: all
  gather_facts: false
  connection: local
    - "../vault.yml"
    - name: Include repository role

    - name: Include repository sync role
        name: infra.ah_configuration.repository_sync

    - name: Include group role

    - name: Include user role

Step 6

The next step is to run the playbook, for demonstration purposes we are going to show how to get the Execution Environment(EE) that was built in the previous step and run the playbook.

If you wish to skip this step run the playbook this way1.

Login to the automation hub using the podman login command. This will ask for a user:pass. After authenticating pull the config_as_code image.

Use the username: ‘admin’ and the password for your account in the workshop.

Replace rh#### with the correct shortname for the workshop.

podman login --tls-verify=false
podman pull --tls-verify=false

Ansible navigator takes the following commands. The options used are

CLI Option Use
eei execution environment to use.
i inventory to use.
pa pull arguments to use, in this case ignore tls.
m which mode to use, defaults to interactive.

Use these options to run the playbook in the execution environment.

ansible-navigator run playbooks/hub_config.yml --eei -i inventory.yml -l automationhub --pa='--tls-verify=false' -m stdout

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  1. ansible-galaxy collection install infra.ah_configuration then ansible-playbook -i inventory.yml -l automationhub playbooks/hub_config.yml