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From Rohit Yadav <>
Subject Announcing Apache(tm) CloudMonkey(tm) v5.2.0
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:54:56 GMT
28 August 2014 --Apache CloudStack, the mature, turnkey Open Source cloud
computing software platform used for creating private, public, and hybrid
cloud environments, today announced Apache CloudMonkey v5.2.0, the latest
feature release of its command line interface tool.

CloudMonkey is written in Python, and can be used both as an interactive
shell and as a command line tool that simplifies CloudStack configuration
and management.

Apache CloudMonkey v5.2.0 is the latest feature release of the 5.x line
that was first released in September 2013. Some of the new features and
changes include:

* Multiple server profiles where users can use CloudMonkey against
different CloudStack management servers and switch between them using a
profile option;

* A default profile under the section [local] is added with default values;

* Some bugfixes related to network requests, error handling, JSON decoding
and shell interactivity;

* Every time 'set' is called, CloudMonkey will write the config and reload
config file;

* Configuration options 'protocol', 'host', 'port', 'path' are deprecated
now but setting them is still allowed which sets a single "url" option, in
the config file the [server] section is deprecated now and CloudMonkey
won't read values from this section anymore but instead read from current
server profile;

* Missing key/values are automatically set with defaults by CloudMonkey;

* During installation and upgrades, it will detect the platform to install
either pyreadline (Windows) or readline (OSX and Linux);

Downloads and Documentation

The official source code for CloudMonkey v5.2.0 can be downloaded from A community-maintained
distribution is available at the Python Package Index (PyPi) at

CloudMonkey's usage is documented at
Package documentation can be found at

Availability and Oversight

As with all Apache products, CloudMonkey is released under the Apache
License v2.0, and is overseen by a self-selected team of active
contributors to the project. The Apache CloudStack Project Management
Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including
community development and product releases.

About Apache CloudStack

Apache CloudStack is a mature, turnkey integrated
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Open Source software platform that
allows users to build feature-rich public and private cloud environments.
Hailed by Gartner Group as "a solid product", CloudStack includes an
intuitive user interface and rich APIs for managing the compute,
networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources. CloudStack
entered the Apache Incubator in April 2012 and became an Apache Top-level
Project in March 2013. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become
involved with Apache CloudStack, visit


Rohit Yadav
Software Architect, ShapeBlue
M. +41 779015219 |
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