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Install Openstack CLI

Openstack is the cloud operating system for creating compute instances, networks, managing operating system images, DNS zones, etc.

The command line interface (CLI)#

Openstack can be managed via the openstack command. It is written in Python and can be installed using pip.


  • Python 3.x
  • pip
pip install python-openstackclient

The full documentation can be found on the openstack website

Verify the installation#

Now you should be able to see the openstack as an executable command in your terminal.

openstack --version


To let the CLI connect to your account, you first need to authenticate.