Chef Cookbook - OpenStack Dashboard
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OpenStack Chef Cookbook - dashboard



Installs the OpenStack Dashboard service Horizon as part of the OpenStack reference deployment Chef for OpenStack. The OpenStack chef-repo contains documentation for using this cookbook in the context of a full OpenStack deployment. Horizon is currently installed from packages.


  • Chef 15 or higher
  • Chef Workstation 20.8.111 for testing (also includes Berkshelf for cookbook dependency resolution)


  • ubuntu
  • redhat
  • centos


The following cookbooks are dependencies:

  • 'apache2', '~> 8.1'
  • 'openstack-common', '>= 20.0.0'
  • 'openstack-identity', '>= 20.0.0'


Please see the extensive inline documentation in attributes/*.rb for descriptions of all the settable attributes for this cookbook.

Note that all attributes are in the default['openstack'] "namespace"



  • Sets up the packages needed to run the Horizon dashboard and its dependencies. Includes openstack-dashboard::apache2-server recipe.


  • Installs the Apache webserver and sets up an mod_wsgi container to run the Horizon dashboard.


  • Installs the python neutron-lbaas-dashboard package. Includes openstack-dashboard::horizon recipe at the beginning.

License and Author

Author Justin Shepherd (
Author Jason Cannavale (
Author Ron Pedde (
Author Joseph Breu (
Author William Kelly (
Author Darren Birkett (
Author Evan Callicoat (
Author Jay Pipes (
Author John Dewey (
Author Matt Ray (
Author Sean Gallagher (
Author Chen Zhiwei (
Author Jian Hua Geng (
Author Ionut Artarisi (
Author Eric Zhou (
Author Jens Rosenboom (
Author Mark Vanderwiel (
Author Jan Klare (
Author Christoph Albers (
Author Lance Albertson (
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