Set-up the OpenStack Command Line Interface


The OpenStack Client is a command-line client for OpenStack that provides a common interface to several OpenStack services.

Instruction to install openstack can be found here.

You can use any machine running Linux, Mac OS X, or Microsoft Windows, as well as a VM on the cloud itself, which you can deploy according to these instructions


If you already have pip installed on your machine, issue this command:

$ pip install python-openstackclient

Your computer is now an OpenStack client. To use it you need to obtain Application Credentials following these steps.

Once you have setup your credentials, you can issue commands to OpenStack. You can get a list of available commands with:

$ openstack help