oVirt UI Plugin


Integration with the oVirt Virtualization interface allows administrators to 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 "VM Backups" in the oVirt menu.


As usual, it contains a short summary of the environment along with a handful of statistics.

You can also see the data summary of the backup destination.

Virtual Machines

This tab shows all inventoried virtual machines in your oVirt environment. Besides, you can also perform the basic backup or restore operations.

But that's not all, you can also go into the details of the virtual machine by clicking on its name:

Backup window view:

Task console

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


Allows you to create policies for VM's backups and snapshots. It basically has the same functionalities as Storware Backup & Recovery WebUI.


As with the policies tab, it allows you to create schedules for the created rules.

Mounted Backups

Finally, you can also browse your mounted backups from the oVirt 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 press the "download selected" button to have the files on your computer.


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

  1. You can find the add-on in the GitHub repository. Follow the instructions in the README to build or download the plugin. Then extract the provided archive onto your oVirt manager.

  2. In the file vprotect.json edit these lines in the config part:

    • Storware_URL - the URL to Storware Backup & Recovery API

    • username - the name of admin in Storware Backup & Recovery

    • password - the admin password in Storware Backup & Recovery


      "name": "vprotect",
      "url": "plugin/vprotect/plugin.html",
      "resourcePath": "vprotect-resources",
      "lazyLoad": false,

      "config": {
          "vProtectURL": "",
          "username": "admin",
          "password": "vPr0tect"
  1. Put the vprotect.json file and vprotect-resources directory in the /usr/share/ovirt-engine/ui-plugins directory in the oVirt Engine.

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