Openstack CLI Basics

In this blog post, we will walk through using the OpenStack CLI tools to perform common workflows:

  • Setting environment variable to use CLI tools without repeatedly specifying username/password/tenant.
  • Using the built-in CLI help
  • Creating and using an SSH key-pair
  • Creating and modifying Glance images
  • Creating Nova flavors
  • Booting and deleting images
  • Creating a tenant
  • Creating users for a tenant and adding roles to them
  • Testing authentication using curl
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