In this section you will find information on Nova’s command line utilities.
Nova Management Commands¶
These commands are used to manage existing installations. They are designed to be run by operators in an environment where they have direct access to the nova database.
The service daemons make up a functioning nova environment. All of these are expected to be started by an init system, expect to read a nova.conf file, and daemonize correctly after starting up.
Starting in the Pike release, the preferred way to deploy the nova api is in a wsgi container (uwsgi or apache/mod_wsgi). These are the wsgi entry points to do that.
There are a few additional cli tools which nova services call when appropriate. This should not need to be called directly by operators, but they are documented for completeness and debugging if something goes wrong.