eucalyptus command line client tools
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
The URL for each web service can be set with a
option, where SERVICE
is the name of the service,
in a euca2ools.ini(5)
configuration file and then
chosen with the --region
command line option or
variable. 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
command line options, and shortcuts.
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.