Accessing the OpenStack dashboard

Once OpenStack has been deployed you can use the OpenStack dashboard (Horizon) to manage it by using a web UI. To get the URL of the dashboard use the dashboard-url command:

sunbeam dashboard-url

Sample output:

http://10.20.20.2:80/openstack-horizon

This URL points to Horizon login page. The credentials to use are stored in a previously generated credentials file (e.g. demo-openrc).

The login page asks for three pieces of information. For example:

User Name: demo
Password: ********
Domain: users

The password is the value of variable OS_PASSWORD in the credentials file.

The login page looks like this:

Horizon login page

After a successful login, you should see the landing page:

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You can now start managing your OpenStack cloud (e.g. create additional users, launch VMs, etc.).

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