This chapter documents the command line tools available for interacting with the CERN cloud. These tools are intended for the more experienced users, especially on a Linux platform. For occasional use, the dashboard approach is simpler as documented in Tutorial using a browser.
The unified OpenStack client (
openstack) is the recommended command line interface. Most of the examples given in this book are based on this command.
We recommend to use these interfaces on the
lxplus8 cluster, a CC7-subset of lxplus with the most recent OpenStack clients. There are also versions available for standalone Mac, Windows and Linux machines.