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nova - Command-line interface to the OpenStack Compute API.
nova [ --username USERNAME ] [ --apikey APIKEY ] [ --url AUTH_URL ] <subcommand>
nova is a command line interface to the OpenStack Compute API.
Retrieve server actions.
Show or edit the backup schedule for a server.
Delete the backup schedule for a server.
Boot a new server.
Immediately shut down and delete a server.
Retrieve server diagnostics.
Print a list of available 'flavors' (sizes of servers).
Display help about this program or one of its subcommands.
Create a new image by taking a snapshot of a running server.
Delete an image.
Print a list of available images to boot from.
Share an IP address from the given IP group onto a server.
Stop sharing an given address with a server.
Create a new IP group.
Delete an IP group.
Show IP groups.
Show details about a particular IP group.
List active servers.
Pause a server.
Reboot a server.
Shutdown, re-image, and re-boot a server.
Rename a server.
Rescue a server.
Resize a server.
Confirm a previous resize.
Revert a previous resize (and return to the previous VM).
Resume a server.
Change the root password for a server.
Show details about the given server.
Suspend a server.
Unpause a server.
Unrescue a server.
Show or edit a child zone.
Add a new child zone.
Delete a zone.
Get this zones name and capabilities.
List the children of a zone.
Defaults to env[NOVA_USERNAME].
Defaults to env[NOVA_API_KEY].
Defaults to https://auth.api.rackspacecloud.com/v1.0 or env[NOVA_URL] if defined.
See "nova help COMMAND" for help on a specific command.
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nova-manage - Cloud controller fabric
CONTROL AND MANAGE CLOUD COMPUTER INSTANCES AND IMAGES
nova-manage <category> <action> [<args>]
nova-manage controls cloud computing instances by managing nova users, nova projects, nova roles, shell selection, vpn connections, and
floating IP address configuration. More information about OpenStack Nova is at http://nova.openstack.org.
The standard pattern for executing a nova-manage command is: nova-manage <category> <command> [<args>]
For example, to obtain a list of all projects: nova-manage project list
Run without arguments to see a list of available command categories: nova-manage
Categories are user, project, role, shell, vpn, and floating. Detailed descriptions are below.
You can also run with a category argument such as user to see a list of all commands in that category: nova-manage user
These sections describe the available categories and arguments for nova-manage.
nova-manage db version
Print the current database version.
nova-manage db sync
Sync the database up to the most recent version. This is the standard way to create the db as well.
nova-manage user admin <username>
Create an admin user with the name <username>.
nova-manage user create <username>
Create a normal user with the name <username>.
nova-manage user delete <username>
Delete the user with the name <username>.
nova-manage user exports <username>
Outputs a list of access key and secret keys for user to the screen
nova-manage user list
Outputs a list of all the user names to the screen.
nova-manage user modify <accesskey> <secretkey> <admin?T/F>
Updates the indicated user keys, indicating with T or F if the user is an admin user. Leave any argument blank if you do not want to
nova-manage project add <projectname>
Add a nova project with the name <projectname> to the database.
nova-manage project create <projectname>
Create a new nova project with the name <projectname> (you still need to do nova-manage project add <projectname> to add it to the data-
nova-manage project delete <projectname>
Delete a nova project with the name <projectname>.
nova-manage project environment <projectname> <username>
Exports environment variables for the named project to a file named novarc.
nova-manage project list
Outputs a list of all the projects to the screen.
nova-manage project quota <projectname>
Outputs the size and specs of the project's instances including gigabytes, instances, floating IPs, volumes, and cores.
nova-manage project remove <projectname>
Deletes the project with the name <projectname>.
nova-manage project zipfile
Compresses all related files for a created project into a zip file nova.zip.
nova-manage role add <username> <rolename> <(optional) projectname>
Add a user to either a global or project-based role with the indicated <rolename> assigned to the named user. Role names can be one of
the following five roles: cloudadmin, itsec, sysadmin, netadmin, developer. If you add the project name as the last argument then the
role is assigned just for that project, otherwise the user is assigned the named role for all projects.
nova-manage role has <username> <projectname>
Checks the user or project and responds with True if the user has a global role with a particular project.
nova-manage role remove <username> <rolename>
Remove the indicated role from the user.
nova-manage logs errors
Displays nova errors from log files.
nova-manage logs syslog <number>
Displays nova alerts from syslog.
nova-manage shell bpython
Starts a new bpython shell.
nova-manage shell ipython
Starts a new ipython shell.
nova-manage shell python
Starts a new python shell.
nova-manage shell run
Starts a new shell using python.
nova-manage shell script <path/scriptname>
Runs the named script from the specified path with flags set.
nova-manage vpn list
Displays a list of projects, their IP prot numbers, and what state they're in.
nova-manage vpn run <projectname>
Starts the VPN for the named project.
nova-manage vpn spawn
Runs all VPNs.
Nova Floating IPs
nova-manage floating create <ip_range> [--pool <pool>] [--interface <interface>]
Creates floating IP addresses for the given range, optionally specifying a floating pool and a network interface.
nova-manage floating delete <ip_range>
Deletes floating IP addresses in the range given.
nova-manage floating list
Displays a list of all floating IP addresses.
nova-manage flavor list
Outputs a list of all active flavors to the screen.
nova-manage flavor list --all
Outputs a list of all flavors (active and inactive) to the screen.
nova-manage flavor create <name> <memory> <vCPU> <local_storage> <flavorID> <(optional) swap> <(optional) RXTX Quota> <(optional) RXTX Cap>
creates a flavor with the following positional arguments:
o memory (expressed in megabytes)
o vcpu(s) (integer)
o local storage (expressed in gigabytes)
o flavorid (unique integer)
o swap space (expressed in megabytes, defaults to zero, optional)
o RXTX quotas (expressed in gigabytes, defaults to zero, optional)
o RXTX cap (expressed in gigabytes, defaults to zero, optional)
nova-manage flavor delete <name>
Delete the flavor with the name <name>. This marks the flavor as inactive and cannot be launched. However, the record stays in the data-
base for archival and billing purposes.
nova-manage flavor delete <name> --purge
Purges the flavor with the name <name>. This removes this flavor from the database.
The instance_type command is provided as an alias for the flavor command. All the same subcommands and arguments from nova-manage flavor
can be used.
nova-manage image image_register <path> <owner>
Registers an image with the image service.
nova-manage image kernel_register <path> <owner>
Registers a kernel with the image service.
nova-manage image ramdisk_register <path> <owner>
Registers a ramdisk with the image service.
nova-manage image all_register <image_path> <kernel_path> <ramdisk_path> <owner>
Registers an image kernel and ramdisk with the image service.
nova-manage image convert <directory>
Converts all images in directory from the old (Bexar) format to the new format.
nova-manage vm list [host]
Show a list of all instances. Accepts optional hostname (to show only instances on specific host).
nova-manage live-migration <ec2_id> <destination host name>
Live migrate instance from current host to destination host. Requires instance id (which comes from euca-describe-instance) and des-
tination host name (which can be found from nova-manage service list).
The nova-manage.conf file contains configuration information in the form of python-gflags.
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