Primate - modern role-base progressive UI for Apache CloudStack

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A modern role-based progressive CloudStack UI based on VueJS and Ant Design.

Primate Screenshot

Getting Started

Install node: (Debian/Ubuntu)

curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
# Or use distro provided: sudo apt-get install npm nodejs

Install node: (CentOS/Fedora/RHEL)

curl -sL | sudo bash -
sudo yum install nodejs

For development, install tools and dependencies system-wide:

sudo npm install -g @vue/cli webpack eslint npm-check-updates


Clone the repository:

git clone
cd cloudstack-primate
npm install

Override the default CS_URL to a running CloudStack management server:

cp .env.local.example .env.local
Change the `CS_URL` in the `.env.local` file

To configure https, you may use .env.local.https.example.

Build and run:

npm run serve
# Or run: npm start

Upgrade dependencies to the latest versions:

ncu -u

Run Tests:

npm run test
npm run lint
npm run test:unit

Fix issues and vulnerabilities:

npm audit


Fetch dependencies and build:

npm install
npm run build

This creates a static webpack application in dist/, which can then be served from any web server or CloudStack management server (jetty).

To use CloudStack management server (jetty), you may copy the built Primate build to a new/existing webapp directory on the management server host. For example:

npm install
npm run build
cd dist
mkdir -p /usr/share/cloudstack-management/webapp/primate
cp -vr . /usr/share/cloudstack-management/webapp/primate/
# Use Primate at {management-server}:8080/client/primate in browser

If the webapp directory is changed, please change the webapp.dir in the /etc/cloudstack/management/ and restart the management server host.

To use a separate webserver, note that the API server is accessed through the path /client, which needs be forwarded to an actual CloudStack instance.

For example, a simple way to serve Primate with nginx can be implemented with the following nginx configuration (to be put into /etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf or similar):

server {
    listen       80;
    server_name  localhost;
    location / {
        # /src/primate/dist contains the built Primate webpack
        root   /src/primate/dist;
        index  index.html;
    location /client/ {
        # should be replaced your CloudStack management
        # server's actual URI


A production-ready Docker container can also be built with the provided Dockerfile and build script.

Make sure Docker is installed, then run


Change the example configuration in nginx/default.conf according to your needs.

Run Primate:

docker run -ti --rm -p 8080:80 -v $(pwd)/nginx:/etc/nginx/conf.d:ro cloudstack-primate:latest


Learning Resources

Primate Development

  css: {
    loaderOptions: {
      less: {
        modifyVars: {
          /* Less variables, required modifyVars*/
          /* Refer to variables at */
          'primary-color': '#F5222D',
          'link-color': '#F5222D',
          'border-radius-base': '4px',
        javascriptEnabled: true,


Primate uses the following:


The project was created by Rohit Yadav over several weekends during late 2018 and early 2019. During ApacheCon CCCUS19, on 9th September 2019, Primate was introduced and demoed as part of the talk Modern UI for CloudStack (video). Primate was accepted by the Apache CloudStack project on 21 Oct 2019.


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