Launch and manage stacks using the CLI

Launch and manage stacks using the CLI

The Orchestration service provides a template-based orchestration engine. Administrators can use the orchestration engine to create and manage OpenStack cloud infrastructure resources. For example, an administrator can define storage, networking, instances, and applications to use as a repeatable running environment.

Templates are used to create stacks, which are collections of resources. For example, a stack might include instances, floating IPs, volumes, security groups, or users. The Orchestration service offers access to all OpenStack core services through a single modular template, with additional orchestration capabilities such as auto-scaling and basic high availability.

For information about:


The heat CLI is deprecated in favor of python-openstackclient. For a Python library, continue using python-heatclient.

As an administrator, you can also carry out stack functions on behalf of your users. For example, to resume, suspend, or delete a stack, run:

$ openstack stack resume STACK
$ openstack stack suspend STACK
$ openstack stack delete STACK
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

Except where otherwise noted, this document is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. See all OpenStack Legal Documents.