OpenStack CLIs

Using the CLI tools

In this section, we are going to introduce some basic commands and usage of OpenStack client.


To list all available commands:

openstack --help

To get a description of a specific command:

openstack help <command>


List all available servers in your project:

openstack server list

Show the detailed information for server test01:

openstack server show test01

Create a new image:

openstack image create --disk-format=qcow2 --container-format=bare --public --file your-disk-image.img test

List available volumes:

openstack volume list

To get a complete list of all available options, please visit the OpenStack Client website.

Up Next:

6. Next Steps