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Create an action using Ansible Tower
Published On Jun 14, 2024 - 10:57 AM

Create an action using Ansible Tower

Explains how to create actions in CAS using Ansible Tower actions.

Action definition template

To enable the action in the user interface, make sure to include the following properties:
Name
Description
actionConfigPara
This flag must be set to true if the user configuration is defined in a separate file than the action definition.
actionDefinitionId
Specify definition id required for action. This should be unique across actions.
actionDefinitionVersion
The version is used for the action definition. The current version should be 2.0.0.0
actionDefinitionDisplayLabel
Specify Label as per action. For example: "Power On vm"
actionType
Specify the action type:
provisionNew
stateChange
configChange
deprovision
associatedTo
Specify the resource type and pre requisites for each subscription.
Modern Operations applications
Specify the subscription you will use. For AIOps, use "aiops:service". For EM, use "consume:service".
provider
Define the provider for the action.
  • contentProvider: Specify contentProvider as
    github
    in every action-definition.
  • manageProvider: Optional, default it to targetProvider
  • fulfillmentProvider: Specify external provider for fulfillment purpose code like
    tower
  • targetProvider: Specify cloud provider code as targetProvider like
    aws
    /
    gcp
    /
    azure
    /
    ibm
routingKey
Specify as 'engine'.
status
Status for this action. Set as published.
actionDefintionRetriableTTL
It should be as "1440".
isRetriable
This flag should be set to true.

Integration template

The integration template allows you to perform an action.
Name
Description
_configInfo
The user selected values are available if a configuration is linked to the definition template.
_resourceInfo
Passed by respective application from where action is invoked.
_targetProvider
Target provider account details.
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