Since yesterday's announcement that Ansible had released the code behind Ansible Tower, AWX, under an open source license, I've been working on an AWX Ansible role, a demo AWX Vagrant VM, and an AWX Ansible Container project.
As part of that last project, I have published two public Docker Hub images,
awx_task, which can be used with a
docker-compose.yml file to build AWX locally in about as much time as it takes to download the Docker images:
curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/geerlingguy/awx-container/master/docker-compose.yml docker-compose up -d
docker-compose is finished, wait a couple minutes for the initial database migration to run, then you should be able to access AWX at
http://localhost/ (the default login is
You can find out all the details as to how this works, and how you can build the Docker images yourself using Ansible Container in the project repository: AWX (Built with Ansible Container).