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nova: OpenStack Nova command line client
NAMEnova - OpenStack Nova command line client
SYNOPSISnova [options] <command> [command-options]
nova is a command line client for controlling OpenStack Nova, the cloud computing fabric controller. It implements 100% of the Nova API, allowing management of instances, images, quotas and much more.
Before you can issue commands with nova, you must ensure that your environment contains the necessary variables so that you can prove to the CLI who you are and what credentials you have to issue the commands. See Getting Credentials for a CLI section of OpenStack CLI Guide for more info.
To get a list of available commands and options run:
To get usage and options of a command run:
nova help <command>
Get information about boot command:
nova help boot
List available images:
List available flavors:
Launch an instance:
nova boot myserver --image some-image --flavor 2
View instance information:
nova show myserver
Terminate an instance:
nova delete myserver
Nova client is hosted in Launchpad so you can view current bugs at https://bugs.launchpad.net/python-novaclient/.
OpenStack Nova CLI Guide: http://docs.openstack.org/cli-reference/content/novaclient_commands.html