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euca2ools: eucalyptus command line client tools


euca2ools - eucalyptus command line client tools


The suite is a set of command line tools that interact with ``Amazon Web Services'' (AWS) Eucalyptus, and other AWS-compatible clouds using the REST- and query-based APIs for numerous web services.

The URL for each web service can be set with a SERVICE -url region option, where SERVICE is the name of the service, in euca2ools.ini5 configuration files and then chosen with the --region command line option or the EUCA_DEFAULT_REGION or AWS_DEFAULT_REGION environment variables. Alternatively, the URL can be set at the command line or with an environment variable that is specific to the service. Environment variables take precedence over configuration file data.

are designed to make it as easy as possible to work with multiple AWS-compatible clouds from the command line using euca2ools.ini5 configuration files, command line options, and shortcuts.

List of Web Services

Name Ta Version Ta Environment variable Ta Commands
autoscaling Ta 2011-01-01 Ta AWS_AUTO_SCALING_URL Ta euscale-*
bootstrap Ta Ta EUCA_BOOTSTRAP_URL Ta euca-bundle-image1,
euca-bundle-and-upload-image1, euca-install-image1, euimage-install-pack1
cloudformation Ta 2010-05-15 Ta AWS_CLOUDFORMATION_URL Ta euform-*
ec2 Ta 2015-10-01 Ta EC2_URL Ta euca-*
elasticloadbalancing Ta 2012-06-01 Ta AWS_ELB_URL Ta eulb-*
iam Ta 2010-05-08 Ta AWS_IAM_URL Ta euare-*
monitoring Ta 2010-08-01 Ta AWS_CLOUDWATCH_URL Ta euwatch-*
s3 Ta 2006-03-01 Ta S3_URL Ta euca-bundle-and-upload-image1,
euca-download-and-unbundle1, euca-download-bundle1, euca-install-image1, euca-upload-bundle1, euimage-install-pack1
sts Ta 2011-06-15 Ta TOKENS_URL Ta euare-assumerole1


The ``bootstrap'' service, also known as the ``Empyrean'' service, is specific to eucalyptus. Commands that bundle images can optionally use it to obtain the cloud's signing certificate automatically, provided the cloud runs eucalyptus 4.2 or later.