Unified OpenStack Client command-line tool is now available for testing as python-openstackclient package at RDO Havana repository.

OpenStack Client is on a mission to provide a single consistent CLI for interacting with OpenStack services. It's a thin wrapper to the stock python-*client modules that implement the actual REST API client actions. Although OpenStack Client is considered to be alpha quality as of 0.2, it already provides commands to interact with:

  • Keystone
  • Nova
  • Cinder
  • Glance


  • With RDO Havana repository in place, install using yum install python-openstackclient
  • As with all clients, you need to supply your credentials. If you installed with packstack, . ~root/keystonerc_admin might do the trick.
  • Executable is called openstack
  • To get list of available commands, use openstack -h
  • To get usage of a specific command, use openstack help COMMAND

Example usage

$ openstack help image
Command "image" matches:
  image delete
  image list
  image show
  image set
  image save
  image create

$ openstack help image list
usage: openstack image list [-h] [-f {csv,table}] [-c COLUMN]
                            [--quote {all,minimal,none,nonnumeric}]
                            [--page-size ]
List available images

$ openstack image list
INFO: urllib3.connectionpool Starting new HTTP connection (1):
| ID                                   | Name    |
| bfc2109b-ab0b-4fd7-99b7-ec394bebd355 | cirros  |
| b0b22e14-4d20-4174-a2f8-b6dcafdb88bd | El NiƱo |