Ansible AWX Installation Using Docker in Ubuntu

Ansible AWX Installation Using Docker in Ubuntu


Ansible AWX is an open-source web-based user interface for managing Ansible projects, playbooks, and workflows. It provides a centralized platform for automating IT tasks and orchestrating deployments. Installing AWX using Docker simplifies the deployment process and allows for easy management of Ansible tasks through a web interface. In this guide, we'll walk through the steps to install AWX on Ubuntu using Docker.


  • Ubuntu server with sudo privileges.

  • Internet connection to download packages.

  • Basic knowledge of using the command line.

Step 1: Update the System

sudo apt update -y
sudo apt upgrade -y

Step 2: Install Ansible and Dependencies

sudo apt install python-setuptools -y
sudo apt install python3-pip -y
sudo pip3 install ansible

Step 3: Install Docker and Docker Compose

sudo apt install docker -y
sudo pip3 install docker-compose

Step 4: Add User to Docker Group

sudo usermod -aG docker $USER

Step 5: Install Required Packages

sudo apt install git vim pwgen -y

Step 6: Clone AWX Repository

sudo git clone -b 17.0.1
cd awx/installer

Step 7: Generate Secret Key

pwgen -N 1 -s 30

Step 8: Modify Inventory File

sudo vim inventory

Replace admin_password and secret_key with generated values. Save and exit the editor.

Step 9: Run Ansible Playbook

ansible-playbook -i inventory install.yml

Step 10: Check Running Containers

sudo docker ps


Step 11: Access AWX Web Interface

In a web browser, navigate to http://localhost. Log in using the admin_user (admin) and admin_password (secret_key) specified in the inventory file.


By following these steps, you have successfully installed Ansible AWX on Ubuntu using Docker. AWX provides a powerful platform for managing and orchestrating Ansible tasks, making it easier to automate IT operations and streamline deployments. With AWX's web interface, you can efficiently manage your Ansible projects and workflows from a centralized location.