Installation instructions


If you want to install and configure the entire TripleO + Tuskar + Tuskar UI stack, you can use the devtest installation guide.

Otherwise, you can use the installation instructions for Tuskar UI below.


Installation prerequisites are:

  1. A functional OpenStack installation. Horizon and Tuskar UI will connect to the Keystone service here. Keystone does not need to be on the same machine as your Tuskar UI interface, but its HTTP API must be accessible.
  2. A functional Tuskar installation. Tuskar UI talks to Tuskar via an HTTP interface. It may, but does not have to, reside on the same machine as Tuskar UI, but it must be network accessible.

You may find the Tuskar install guide helpful.

Installing the packages

Tuskar UI is a Django app written in Python and has a few installation dependencies:

On a RHEL 6 system, you should install the following:

yum install git python-devel swig openssl-devel mysql-devel libxml2-devel libxslt-devel gcc gcc-c++

The above should work well for similar RPM-based distributions. For other distros or platforms, you will obviously need to convert as appropriate.

Then, you’ll want to use the easy_install utility to set up a few other tools:

easy_install pip
easy_install nose

Install the management UI

Begin by cloning the Horizon and Tuskar UI repositories:

git clone git://
git clone git://
git clone git://

Go into horizon and install a virtual environment for your setup:

cd horizon
python tools/

Next, run to have pip install Horizon dependencies:


Set up your file:

cp openstack_dashboard/local/ openstack_dashboard/local/

Open up the copied file in your preferred text editor. You will want to customize several settings:

  • OPENSTACK_HOST should be configured with the hostname of your OpenStack server. Verify that the OPENSTACK_KEYSTONE_URL and OPENSTACK_KEYSTONE_DEFAULT_ROLE settings are correct for your environment. (They should be correct unless you modified your OpenStack server to change them.)

Install Tuskar UI with all dependencies in your virtual environment:

tools/ pip install -e ../python-tuskarclient/
tools/ pip install -e ../tuskar-ui/

And enable it in Horizon:

cp ../tuskar-ui/ openstack_dashboard/local/enabled/

Then disable the other dashboards:

cp ../tuskar-ui/ openstack_dashboard/local/enabled/
cp ../tuskar-ui/ openstack_dashboard/local/enabled/
cp ../tuskar-ui/ openstack_dashboard/local/enabled/

Starting the app

If everything has gone according to plan, you should be able to run:

tools/ ./ runserver

and have the application start on port 8080. The Tuskar UI dashboard will be located at http://localhost:8080/infrastructure

If you wish to access it remotely (i.e., not just from localhost), you need to open port 8080 in iptables:

iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 8080 -j ACCEPT

and launch the server with on the end:

tools/ ./ runserver

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