So in the previous series of articles, I have discussed what Ansible Execution Environment (EE) is, and how it is being consumed in the Automation Controller.
But really, how can I tell whether it is being ran or not?
This can be validated by running “watch podman ps” on (a) execution node(s).
Below are 3 screenshots from moments of “before”, “during”, “after” a sample automation execution.
Command to run:
# su - awx # watch podman ps
As you can see from the above, execution environment is dynamically spun up as a container and cleaned up right after the execution is completed.