Ansible Tower Error: Jobs stays in pending


If Ansible tower job is going to pending, check if all services are running or not using “supervisorctl status


If you are attempting to run a playbook Job and it stays in the “Pending” state indefinitely, try the following:

  • Ensure all supervisor services are running via supervisorctl status.
  • Check to ensure that the /var/ partition has more than 1 GB of space available. Jobs will not complete with insufficient space on the /var/ partition.
  • Run ansible-tower-service restart on the Tower server.