openstack Command-Line Interface (CLI) with Watcher plugin


openstack [options] optimize <command> [command-options]

openstack help optimize

openstack help optimize <command>


The openstack command-line interface (CLI) can interact with the OpenStack infra-optim Service (Watcher), by using our additional plugin (included into the python-watcherclient package).

In order to use the CLI, you must provide your OpenStack username, password, project (historically called tenant), and auth endpoint. You can use configuration options :option:--os-username, :option:--os-password, :option:--os-tenant-id (or :option:--os-tenant-name), and :option:--os-auth-url, or set the corresponding environment variables:

$ export OS_USERNAME=user
$ export OS_PASSWORD=password
$ export OS_TENANT_ID=b363706f891f48019483f8bd6503c54b   # or OS_TENANT_NAME
$ export OS_TENANT_NAME=project                          # or OS_TENANT_ID
$ export OS_AUTH_URL=

The command-line tool will attempt to reauthenticate using the provided credentials for every request. You can override this behavior by manually supplying an auth token using :option:--watcher-url and :option:--os-auth-token, or by setting the corresponding environment variables:

export OS_AUTH_TOKEN=3bcc3d3a03f44e3d8377f9247b0ad155

Since Keystone can return multiple regions in the Service Catalog, you can specify the one you want with :option:--os-region-name or set the following environment variable. (It defaults to the first in the list returned.)

$ export OS_REGION_NAME=region


To get a list of available (sub)commands and options, run:

$ openstack help optimize

To get usage and options of a command, run:

$ openstack help optimize <command>


Get information about the audit-create command:

$ openstack help optimize audit create

Get a list of available goal:

$ openstack optimize goal list

Get a list of audits:

$ openstack optimize audit list