Savanna UI Installation Guide

Savanna UI is a plugin for OpenStack Dashboard. There are two ways to install it. One is to plug it into existing Dashboard installation and another is to setup another Dashboard and plug Savanna UI there. The first approach advantage is that you will have Savanna UI in the very same Dashboard with which you work with OpenStack. The disadvantage is that you have to tweak your Dashboard configuration in order to enable the plugin. The second approach does not have this disadvantage.

Further steps describe installation for the first approach. For the second approach see Savanna UI Dev Environment Setup

1. Prerequisites

  1. OpenStack environment (Folsom, Grizzly or Havana version) installed.
  2. Savanna installed, configured and running, see Savanna Installation Guide.

2. Savanna Dashboard Installation

  1. Go to the machine where Dashboard resides and install Savanna UI:

    For RDO:

$ sudo yum install python-django-savanna
$ sudo pip install savanna-dashboard
This will install latest stable release of Savanna UI. If you want to install master branch of Savanna UI:
$ sudo pip install ''
  1. Configure OpenStack Dashboard. In add savanna to
    'dashboards': ('nova', 'syspanel', 'settings', ..., 'savanna'),
and also add savannadashboard to
Note: file is located in /usr/share/openstack-dashboard/openstack_dashboard/ by default.
  1. Also you have to specify SAVANNA_URL in For example:
SAVANNA_URL = 'http://localhost:8386/v1.1'

If you are using Neutron instead of Nova Network:

Note: For RDO, the file is located in /etc/openstack-dashboard/, otherwise it is in /usr/share/openstack-dashboard/openstack_dashboard/local/.
  1. Now all installations are done and apache web server can be restarted for the changes to take effect:

    For Ubuntu:

$ sudo service apache2 restart
For Centos:
$ sudo service httpd reload
You can check that service has been started successfully. Go to Horizon URL and if installation is correct you’ll be able to see the Savanna tab.

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