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Tuskar gives administrators the ability to control how and where OpenStack services are deployed across the datacenter. Using Tuskar, administrators divide hardware into "resource classes" that allow predictable elastic scaling as cloud demands grow. This resource orchestration allows Tuskar users to ensure SLAs, improve performance, and maximize utilization across the datacenter.

Tuskar services are available via a RESTful API and management console through which administrators are able to classify their hardware and define their datacenters. In addition, Tuskar components provide administrators with performance monitoring, health statistics, and usage metrics, aiding in capacity planning and hardware procurement decisions.

For more information, take a look at the Tuskar Glossary.

If you're interested in seeing Tuskar in action, watch a demo.


Tuskar also consists of two sub-projects:

  • tuskar-ui - Built on top of Horizon, tuskar-ui provides dashboard access to Tuskar functionality.
  • python-tuskarclient - A Python client for the Tuskar API, python-tuskarclient is utilized by tuskar-ui.


We are currently finishing up development for the Icehouse timeframe. For future planning, see the Juno section.



tuskar tuskar-ui python-tuskarclient
Source Code https://github.com/openstack/tuskar/ https://github.com/openstack/tuskar-ui/ https://github.com/openstack/python-tuskarclient
Blueprints https://blueprints.launchpad.net/tuskar https://blueprints.launchpad.net/tuskar-ui https://blueprints.launchpad.net/python-tuskarclient
Bugs https://bugs.launchpad.net/tuskar https://bugs.launchpad.net/tuskar-ui https://bugs.launchpad.net/python-tuskarclient
Code Reviews https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:open+project:openstack/tuskar,n,z https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:open+project:openstack/tuskar-ui,n,z https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:open+project:openstack/python-tuskarclient,n,z

Getting Started

To install both Tuskar and Tuskar UI alongside Devtest, follow the Devtest installation instructions

To install both Tuskar and Tuskar UI alongside Instack, follow the Instack installation instructions

To install Tuskar by itself, follow these guides:

To install Tuskar UI by itself, follow the Tuskar UI Installation Guide

Once Tuskar and Tuskar UI are set up, follow this Usage Guide.

Contact Us

Join us on IRC:

 Network: Freenode (irc.freenode.net/tuskar)
 Channel: #tuskar