# Update & Upgrade

Updates and upgrades are one of the maintenance tasks for sytem. Programs that are not upgraded for a long time, like buildings that are not maintained for a long time, will accelerate aging and gradually lose functionality until they are unavailable.

You should know the differences between the terms Update and Upgrade(Extended reading (opens new window))

  • Operating system patching is Update, Ubuntu16.04 to Ubuntu18.04 is Upgrade
  • MySQL5.6.25 to MySQL5.6.30 is Update, MySQL5.6 to MySQL5.7 is Upgrade

For AWX maintenance, focus on the following two Update & Upgrade jobs

  • Sytem update(Operating System and Running Environment)
  • AWX upgrade

# System Update

Run an update command to complete the system update:

#For Ubuntu
apt update && apt upgrade -y

#For Centos&Redhat
yum update -y

This deployment package is pre-configured with a scheduled task for automatic updates. If you want to remove the automatic update, please delete the corresponding Cron

# AWX Upgrade

Upgrading AWX involves rerunning the install playbook. Download a newer release from https://github.com/ansible/awx/releases and re-populate the inventory file with your customized variables.

For convenience, you can create a file called update-vars.yml:

  1. Use SFTP to connect Server
  2. Go to the directory /data/awx/ and update this repository from Github
    sudo cd /data/awx && git pull
  3. Go to the directory: /data/awx/installer
  4. Create new file named update-vars.yml and add the template to it like below(make sure all password is your correct password)
    admin_password: 'adminpass'
    pg_password: 'pgpass'
    rabbitmq_password: 'rabbitpass'
    secret_key: 'mysupersecret'
  5. Run the update commands like below
    ansible-playbook -i inventory install.yml -e @update-vars.yml