Pluggable Panels and Groups

Pluggable Panels and Groups

Introduction

Horizon allows dashboards, panels and panel groups to be added without modifying the default settings. Pluggable settings are a mechanism to allow settings to be stored in separate files. Those files are read at startup and used to modify the default settings.

The default location for the dashboard configuration files is openstack_dashboard/enabled, with another directory, openstack_dashboard/local/enabled for local overrides. Both sets of files will be loaded, but the settings in openstack_dashboard/local/enabled will overwrite the default ones. The settings are applied in alphabetical order of the filenames. If the same dashboard has configuration files in enabled and local/enabled, the local name will be used. Note, that since names of python modules can’t start with a digit, the files are usually named with a leading underscore and a number, so that you can control their order easily.

General Pluggbale Settings

Before we describe the specific use cases, the following keys can be used in any pluggable settings file:

ADD_EXCEPTIONS

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

A dictionary of exception classes to be added to HORIZON['exceptions'].

ADD_INSTALLED_APPS

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

A list of applications to be prepended to INSTALLED_APPS. This is needed to expose static files from a plugin.

ADD_ANGULAR_MODULES

New in version 2014.2(Juno).

A list of AngularJS modules to be loaded when Angular bootstraps. These modules are added as dependencies on the root Horizon application horizon.

ADD_JS_FILES

New in version 2014.2(Juno).

A list of javascript source files to be included in the compressed set of files that are loaded on every page. This is needed for AngularJS modules that are referenced in ADD_ANGULAR_MODULES and therefore need to be included in every page.

ADD_JS_SPEC_FILES

New in version 2015.1(Kilo).

A list of javascript spec files to include for integration with the Jasmine spec runner. Jasmine is a behavior-driven development framework for testing JavaScript code.

ADD_SCSS_FILES

New in version 8.0.0(Liberty).

A list of scss files to be included in the compressed set of files that are loaded on every page. We recommend one scss file per dashboard, use @import if you need to include additional scss files for panels.

ADD_XSTATIC_MODULES

New in version 14.0.0(Rocky).

A list of xstatic modules containing javascript and scss files to be included in the compressed set of files that are loaded on every page. Related files specified in ADD_XSTATIC_MODULES do not need to be included in ADD_JS_FILES. This option expects a list of tuples, each consists of a xstatic module and a list of javascript files to be loaded if any. For more details, please check the comment of BASE_XSTATIC_MODULES in openstack_dashboard/utils/settings.py.

Example:

ADD_XSTATIC_MODULES = [
    ('xstatic.pkg.foo', ['foo.js']),
    ('xstatic.pkg.bar', None),
]

AUTO_DISCOVER_STATIC_FILES

New in version 8.0.0(Liberty).

If set to True, JavaScript files and static angular html template files will be automatically discovered from the static folder in each apps listed in ADD_INSTALLED_APPS.

JavaScript source files will be ordered based on naming convention: files with extension .module.js listed first, followed by other JavaScript source files.

JavaScript files for testing will also be ordered based on naming convention: files with extension .mock.js listed first, followed by files with extension .spec.js.

If ADD_JS_FILES and/or ADD_JS_SPEC_FILES are also specified, files manually listed there will be appended to the auto-discovered files.

DISABLED

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

If set to True, this settings file will not be added to the settings.

EXTRA_TABS

New in version 14.0.0(Rocky).

Extra tabs can be added to a tab group implemented in horizon or other horizon plugins by using this setting. Extra tabs will be shown after default tabs defined in a corresponding tab group.

This is a dict setting. A key of the dict specifies a tab group which extra tab(s) are added. The key must match a full class name of the target tab group.

A value of the dict is a list of full name of an extra tab classes (where a module name and a class name must be delimiteed by a period). Tabs specified via EXTRA_TABS will be displayed in the order of being registered.

There might be cases where you would like to specify the order of the extra tabs as multiple horizon plugins can register extra tabs. You can specify a priority of each tab in EXTRA_TABS by using a tuple of priority and a tab class as an element of a dict value instead of a full name of an extra tab. Priority is an integer of a tab and a tab with a lower value will be displayed first. If a priority of an extra tab is omitted, 0 is assumed as a priority.

Example:

EXTRA_TABS = {
    'openstack_dashboard.dashboards.project.networks.tabs.NetworkDetailsTabs': (
        'openstack_dashboard.dashboards.project.networks.subnets.tabs.SubnetsTab',
        'openstack_dashboard.dashboards.project.networks.ports.tabs.PortsTab',
    ),
}

Example (with priority):

EXTRA_TABS = {
    'openstack_dashboard.dashboards.project.networks.tabs.NetworkDetailsTabs': (
        (1, 'openstack_dashboard.dashboards.project.networks.subnets.tabs.SubnetsTab'),
        (2, 'openstack_dashboard.dashboards.project.networks.ports.tabs.PortsTab'),
    ),
}

UPDATE_HORIZON_CONFIG

New in version 2014.2(Juno).

A dictionary of values that will replace the values in HORIZON_CONFIG.

Pluggable Settings for Dashboards

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

The following keys are specific to registering a dashboard:

DASHBOARD

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

The slug of the dashboard to be added to HORIZON['dashboards']. Required.

DEFAULT

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

If set to True, this dashboard will be set as the default dashboard.

Examples

To disable a dashboard locally, create a file openstack_dashboard/local/enabled/_40_dashboard-name.py with the following content:

DASHBOARD = '<dashboard-name>'
DISABLED = True

To add a Tuskar-UI (Infrastructure) dashboard, you have to install it, and then create a file openstack_dashboard/local/enabled/_50_tuskar.py with:

from tuskar_ui import exceptions

DASHBOARD = 'infrastructure'
ADD_INSTALLED_APPS = [
    'tuskar_ui.infrastructure',
]
ADD_EXCEPTIONS = {
    'recoverable': exceptions.RECOVERABLE,
    'not_found': exceptions.NOT_FOUND,
    'unauthorized': exceptions.UNAUTHORIZED,
}

Pluggable Settings for Panels

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

The following keys are specific to registering or removing a panel:

PANEL

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

The slug of the panel to be added to HORIZON_CONFIG. Required.

PANEL_DASHBOARD

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

The slug of the dashboard the PANEL associated with. Required.

PANEL_GROUP

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

The slug of the panel group the PANEL is associated with. If you want the panel to show up without a panel group, use the panel group “default”.

DEFAULT_PANEL

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

If set, it will update the default panel of the PANEL_DASHBOARD.

ADD_PANEL

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

Python panel class of the PANEL to be added.

REMOVE_PANEL

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

If set to True, the PANEL will be removed from PANEL_DASHBOARD/PANEL_GROUP.

Examples

To add a new panel to the Admin panel group in Admin dashboard, create a file openstack_dashboard/local/enabled/_60_admin_add_panel.py with the following content:

PANEL = 'plugin_panel'
PANEL_DASHBOARD = 'admin'
PANEL_GROUP = 'admin'
ADD_PANEL = 'test_panels.plugin_panel.panel.PluginPanel'

To remove Info panel from Admin panel group in Admin dashboard locally, create a file openstack_dashboard/local/enabled/_70_admin_remove_panel.py with the following content:

PANEL = 'info'
PANEL_DASHBOARD = 'admin'
PANEL_GROUP = 'admin'
REMOVE_PANEL = True

To change the default panel of Admin dashboard to Instances panel, create a file openstack_dashboard/local/enabled/_80_admin_default_panel.py with the following content:

PANEL = 'instances'
PANEL_DASHBOARD = 'admin'
PANEL_GROUP = 'admin'
DEFAULT_PANEL = 'instances'

Pluggable Settings for Panel Groups

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

The following keys are specific to registering a panel group:

PANEL_GROUP

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

The slug of the panel group to be added to HORIZON_CONFIG. Required.

PANEL_GROUP_NAME

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

The display name of the PANEL_GROUP. Required.

PANEL_GROUP_DASHBOARD

New in version 2014.1(Icehouse).

The slug of the dashboard the PANEL_GROUP associated with. Required.

Examples

To add a new panel group to the Admin dashboard, create a file openstack_dashboard/local/enabled/_90_admin_add_panel_group.py with the following content:

PANEL_GROUP = 'plugin_panel_group'
PANEL_GROUP_NAME = 'Plugin Panel Group'
PANEL_GROUP_DASHBOARD = 'admin'
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