OpenStack UI Plugin


Integration with the Openstack interface is our second plugin alongside the oVirt/RHV virtualization family. Thanks to it, you can perform most of the basic operations without logging into the Storware Backup & Recovery dashboard.

After installation (which is described at the end of this article) you will see a new tab "Backup & Recovery" in the OpenStack menu. This consists of several sub-tabs that allow you to perform basic actions such as backup, restore or create a new schedule.


Divided into a few sections, it makes it possible to view and set the most vital options related to management, monitoring, and reporting.


Reporting allow users to view statistics, especially for backup and restore tasks. They also provide the possibility to view what has happened lately in the Storware Backup & Recovery environment.

Virtual Environments


This tab shows all inventoried instances in your OpenStack environment.

Besides, you can also perform basic backup operations.

Backup SLAs

Our plugin also allows you to create or manage backup policies

and schedules.

Mounted Backups

Finally, you can also browse your mounted backups from the OpenStack dashboard. You only need to enter the backup details using the menu on the right.

From here we can see the basic information about the backup and start browsing the files using the "Browse" button on the right.

Just select a folder or file and then click on the "download selected" button to have the files on your computer.

Task Console

Basic information about current tasks performed by Storware Backup & Recovery.



It allows you to create a mailing list that can be used for sending group report e-mails.

OpenStack general integration setup

You can find minimum requirements for OpenStack UI Plugin in Support Matrix

You can find the add-on in the GitHub repository. Extract the provided archive onto your Horizon host and execute python STORWARE_API_URL USER PASSWORD

Example: python http://localhost:8080/api admin vprotect.

Note: you need to restart your Horizon HTTP server after this

The above-mentioned script will copy the plug-in files to the following folders:

  • /usr/share/openstack-dashboard/openstack_dashboard/dashboards/vprotect - plugin files

  • /usr/share/openstack-dashboard/openstack_dashboard/enabled - file to enable the plugin

In order to uninstall it, remove the vprotect subfolder and enabled/ file and restart your Horizon HTTP server.

Integrate Storware Backup & Recovery dashboard plugin to OpenStack (LXC)


  • git, python3-yaml packages

  • internet connection

  1. Check the name of the horizon container:

    lxc-ls -f | grep horizon
    [root@aio1 ~]# lxc-ls -f | grep horizon  aio1_horizon_container-b2daccaa RUNNING 1 onboot, openstack, - false
  2. Enter horizon container:

    [root@aio1 ~]# lxc-attach aio1_horizon_container-b2daccaa
  3. Install requirements packages:

    root@aio1-horizon-container-b2daccaa:~# apt install python3-yaml git -y
  4. Clone from github installations files:

    root@aio1-horizon-container-b2daccaa:~# git clone
  5. Change owner of the plugin directory to horizon:horizon

    root@aio1-horizon-container-b2daccaa:~# chown -R horizon:horizon openstack-horizon-ui-vprotect-extensions
  6. Enter plugin directory:

    root@aio1-horizon-container-b2daccaa:~# cd openstack-horizon-ui-vprotect-extensions
  7. Optionally you can ping Storware Backup & Recovery server by ping

    root@aio1-horizon-container-b2daccaa:~# ping storware-server-IP-ADDRESS
  8. Next, install the plugin

    root@aio1-horizon-container-b2daccaa:~# python3 http://storware-ip:8080/api admin_user admin_password

    When the installation process is completed, plugin files should be placed in /usr/share/openstack-dashboard/openstack_dashboard directory. If your path to the dashboard directory is different, create symbolic links from plugin install directories to non-standard directories.


    root@aio1-horizon-container-b2daccaa:~# ln -s /usr/share/openstack-dashboard/openstack_dashboard/dashboards/vprotect /openstack/venvs/horizon-23.1.0.dev65/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/openstack_dashboard/dashboards/
    root@aio1-horizon-container-b2daccaa:~#  ln -s /usr/share/openstack-dashboard/static/vprotect /openstack/venvs/horizon-23.1.0.dev65/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/static/
    root@aio1-horizon-container-b2daccaa:~#  ln -s /usr/share/openstack-dashboard/openstack_dashboard/enabled/ /openstack/venvs/horizon-23.1.0.dev42/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/openstack_dashboard/enabled/
  9. Edit /etc/apache2/sites-available/openstack-dashboard.conf file:

    • Add alias for static files

    Alias /dashboard/static /openstack/venvs/horizon-23.1.0.dev65/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/static/
    • Directory tag informs you, where dashboards directories should be placed.

    • Second Directory tag informs where static directory from plugin should be placed.

    Example: configuration file should look like this:

    # Ansible managed
    # If horizon is being served via SSL from this web server,
    # then we must redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS.
    # If horizon is being served via SSL via a load balancer, we
    # need to listen via HTTP on this web server. If SSL is not
    # enabled, then the same applies.
    ServerName aio1-horizon-container-b2daccaa.openstack.local
    LogLevel info
    ErrorLog syslog:daemon
    CustomLog "|/usr/bin/env logger -p []( -t apache2" "%h %l %u \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-agent}i\""
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RequestHeader set X-Forwarded-Proto "https"
    WSGIScriptAlias / /openstack/venvs/horizon-23.1.0.dev65/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/openstack_dashboard/
    WSGIDaemonProcess horizon user=horizon group=horizon processes=1 threads=1 python-path=/openstack/venvs/horizon-23.1.0.dev65/lib/python3.8/site-packages
    WSGIProcessGroup horizon
    WSGIApplicationGroup %{GLOBAL}
    <Directory /openstack/venvs/horizon-23.1.0.dev65/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/openstack_dashboard>
    <Files >
    <IfVersion < 2.4>
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    <IfVersion >= 2.4>
    Require all granted
    Alias /static /openstack/venvs/horizon-23.1.0.dev65/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/static/
    Alias /dashboard/static /openstack/venvs/horizon-23.1.0.dev65/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/static/
    <Directory /openstack/venvs/horizon-23.1.0.dev65/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/static/>
    Options -FollowSymlinks
    <IfVersion < 2.4>
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    <IfVersion >= 2.4>
    Require all granted
    Edit /openstack/venvs/horizon-23.1.0.dev65/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/openstack_dashboard/ and add in urlPatterns following line
    url(r'^dashboard/', horizon.base._wrapped_include(horizon.urls))
    Your should looks like:
    URL patterns for the OpenStack Dashboard.
    from django.conf import settings
    from django.conf.urls import include
    from django.conf.urls.static import static
    from django.conf.urls import url
    from django.contrib.staticfiles.urls import staticfiles_urlpatterns
    from django.views import defaults
    import horizon
    import horizon.base
    from horizon.browsers import views as browsers_views
    from horizon.decorators import require_auth
    from openstack_dashboard.api import rest
    from openstack_dashboard import views
    urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^$', views.splash, name='splash'),
    url(r'^api/', include(rest.urls)),
    url(r'^header/', views.ExtensibleHeaderView.as_view()),
    url(r'', horizon.base._wrapped_include(horizon.urls)),
    **url(r'^dashboard/', horizon.base._wrapped_include(horizon.urls)),**
    # add URL for ngdetails
  10. Restart httpd service

    /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
  11. After refreshing the dashboard site, you should see Storware Backup & Recovery tab in the Openstack menu.

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