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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Installation of command line-tools

Management of OpenStack Compute from the command line is achieved by using euca2ools and Nova Client. Euca2ools is a suite of tools that work with the EC2-API presented by OpenStack. This is the same API that allows you to manage your AWS EC2 cloud instances, start them up and terminate them, create security groups, and troubleshoot your instances. The Nova Client tool uses the OpenStack Compute API, OS-API. This API allows greater control of our OpenStack environment. Understanding these tools is invaluable in understanding the flexibility and power of cloud environments, not least allowing you to create powerful scripts to manage your cloud.

Getting ready

The tools will be installed on your host computer and ...

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