Accessing The Ubuntu Openstack Dashboard

(Last Updated On: July 4, 2018)

This article will show you how to access the ubuntu openstack dashboard..  After you install Canonical Openstack using conjure-up on Ubuntu Server you might find the dashboard unreachable.

This is because it is designed to be installed on a development system for developers to use (i.e. – a system with a GUI on it and a browser).  The dashboard is exposed but only from localhost.

The Ubuntu Openstack Dashboard

In order to make it available on other systems on your network you can run this command:

iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp -d [SERVER_IP] --dport 80 -j DNAT --to-destination [OPENSTACK_IP]:80

The IP address of your openstack cluster is shown on the results page of the conjure-up installation:

You can see the IP highlighted in yellow.  If you are like me and didn’t record that info you can use the following command to get it:

$ juju status openstack-dashboard

The IP will be under Public address.

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