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Setting up a development environment with devstack

This page describes how to setup a working development environment that can be used in deploying manila on latest releases of Ubuntu or Fedora. These instructions assume you are already familiar with git. Refer to Getting the code for additional information.

Following these instructions will allow you to have a fully functional manila environment using the devstack project (a shell script to build complete OpenStack development environments).

Configuring devstack with manila


Manila can be enabled in devstack by using the plug-in based interface it offers.

Start by cloning the devstack repository:

git clone

Change to devstack directory:

cd devstack/

Copy the local.conf sample file to the upper level directory:

cp samples/local.conf .

Enable the manila plugin adding the following line to the end of the local.conf file:

enable_plugin manila

If you would like to install python-manilaclient from git, add to local.conf:


Manila UI

In order to use the manila UI you will need to enable the UI plugin separately.

This is done in a similar fashion than enabling manila for devstack.

Make sure you have horizon enabled (enabled by default in current devstack).

Then, enable the manila UI plugin adding the following line to the end of the local.conf file, just after manila plugin enablement:

enable_plugin manila-ui

Running devstack

Run the script:


After it completes, you should have manila services running. You can check if they are running by attaching to the screen:

screen -r stack

And navigating to the manila service tabs (use ctrl+a n, ctrl+a p, ctrl+a " <screen number> to navigate, ctrl+a esc to enter scrollback mode and ctrl+a d to detach from the screen).

If you enabled manila UI as well, you should be able to access manila UI from the dashboard.