heat [options] <command> [command-options]

heat help

heat help <command>


heat is a command line client for controlling OpenStack Heat.

Before the heat command is issued, ensure the environment contains the necessary variables so that the CLI can pass user credentials to the server. See Getting Credentials for a CLI section of OpenStack CLI Guide for more info.


To get a list of available commands and options run:

heat help

To get usage and options of a command run:

heat help <command>


Get information about stack-create command:

heat help stack-create

List available stacks:

heat stack-list

List available resources in a stack:

heat resource-list <stack name>

Create a stack:

heat stack-create mystack -f some-template.yaml -P "KeyName=mine"

View stack information:

heat stack-show mystack

List stack outputs:

heat output-list <stack name>

Show the value of a single output:

heat output-show <stack name> <output key>

List events:

heat event-list mystack

Delete a stack:

heat stack-delete mystack

Abandon a stack:

heat stack-abandon mystack

Adopt a stack

heat stack-adopt -a <adopt_file> mystack

List heat-engines running status

heat service-list

Note: stack-adopt and stack-abandon commands are not available by default. Please ask your OpenStack operator to enable this feature.


Heat client is hosted in Launchpad so you can view current bugs at https://storyboard.openstack.org/#!/project/openstack/python-heatclient.