Register hosts to Satellite6 via CloudForms and Ansible Tower part 3

In the first two parts of the blog series you’ve learned how you can create an inventory synchronizing Ansible Tower with CloudForms, create a Job Template in Ansible Tower and auto generate a service catalog item in CloudForms from the Job Template under the configuration management tab. You’ve also learned how you can create a new catalog and add the catalog item to it. Part 3 in the blog series is going to show you how you can create a custom button under the VM instances tab.

Step 1 Click on Automate
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Customization
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Buttons
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Step 2 Select VM and Instances
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Configuration -> Add new button Group
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and add the following values
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click add on the bottom right
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Step 3 Scroll to your new button group and select it.
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Go to Configuration Add new Button tab
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and enter the following values
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Once done press add on the bottom right and your done.
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Step 4 I will now show you where you can find the button. Go to Compute
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Infrastructure
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Virtual Machines
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Step 5 Select any of your VM instances
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Step 6 In the menu bar you will see your button group AnsibleTowerJob and your button registersat6
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Press the registersat6 button which will load the sat6register service dialog.
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In part 2 we create a service dialog which can be ordered from the self service ui. There is one big difference between both dialogs. If you submit the dialog from a button, the Limit (‘hostname’) of the select host is automatically passed as a variable to the CloudForms automate engine. Therefore the limit can be left empty while ordering from a button. This is not the case when ordering from a self service dialog.

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