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From Chiradeep Vittal <>
Subject Announcing Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey 5.1.0
Date Fri, 16 May 2014 06:20:48 GMT
May 16, 2014 - The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer
developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 170 Open Source projects and
initiatives, today announced Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey v5.1.0, the latest
feature release of the CloudStack CloudMonkey command line interface (CLI).

Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey is a command line interface (CLI) tool for
CloudStack written in Python. CloudMonkey can be use both as an interactive
shell and as a command line tool which simplifies CloudStack configuration and

CloudMonkey V5.1.0 is the next feature release of the 5.x line which first
released on September 24, 2013. Some of the noteworthy new and improved features

- Support for version 3 of the CloudStack API signing procedure. This adds
  security by preventing replay attacks.
- Support for using session-based logins to CloudStack. This simplifies initial
  bootstrap of the CLI.

Downloads and Documentation

The official source code for the v5.1 release, can be downloaded from the Apache
CloudStack downloads page at A
community maintained distribution is available at the Python Package Index
(PyPi) at

Availability and Oversight

As with all Apache products, Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey v5.1.0 is released
under the Apache License v2.0, and is overseen by a self-selected team of active
contributors to the project.  A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the
Project¹s day-to-day operations, including community development and product
releases.  For documentation and ways to become involved with Apache CloudStack,

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than one hundred
and seventy leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the
world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process
known as "The Apache Way," more than 400 individual Members and 3,500 Committers
successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software,
benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are
distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in
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including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google,
Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft,
Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo.

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