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From Rohit Yadav <ro...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey v6.0.0
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:13:06 GMT
The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CloudMonkey® v6.0.

Popular Open Source Command Line Interface tool that simplifies Apache
CloudStack configuration and management now faster and easier to use.

Wakefield, MA, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Apache Software
Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of
more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache®
CloudStack® CloudMonkey v6.0, the latest version of the turnkey enterprise
Cloud orchestration platform's command line interface tool.

Apache CloudStack is the proven, highly scalable, and easy-to-deploy IaaS
platform used for rapidly creating private, public, and hybrid Cloud
environments. Thousands of large-scale public Cloud providers and
enterprise organizations use Apache CloudStack to enable billions of
dollars worth of business transactions annually across their clouds.

Apache CloudMonkey v6.0.0 is the latest major release since the previous
major 5.x release in September 2013. CloudMonkey v6.0.0 is a rewrite of the
original tool in Go programming language, and can be used both as an
interactive shell and as a command line tool that simplifies CloudStack
configuration and management.

Some of the new features and major changes include:

- Rewrite in Go, ships as single binary for Linux, Mac, and Windows
- Drop-in replacement for legacy Python-based cloudmonkey
- About 5-20x faster than legacy Python-based cloudmonkey
- Interactive UX for parameter and arg completion and selection
- JSON is the default output format
- New column based output
- Enable debug mode using set debug true option, file-based logging removed
- Per server profile based API cache
- New syntax arg=@/path/to/file to pass the content of file as API argument
value similar to curl
- Improve help docs using -h argument
- Removed: XML output, coloured output, several set options

"This release is the work of over one year of effort and driven by the
people operating CloudStack clouds," said Rohit Yadav, Apache CloudStack
CloudMonkey v6.0 author, and release manager. "I would like to thank the
contributors across all of these organizations for supporting this release,
which reflects both the user-driven nature of our community and the Apache
CloudStack project's commitment to continue to be the most stable, easily
deployable, scalable Open Source platform for IaaS. Along with ease of
installation, usage and availability of cross-platform dependency-free
builds including Windows builds, v6.0 brings many changes and optimizations
such as more interactive shell for parameter completion, faster API
requests processing, server profile specific API caching, improved API help
docs and a new syntax to pass content of files as API parameter argument."
More on the background and story behind the CloudMonkey 6.0 effort can be
found at
https://blogs.apache.org/cloudstack/entry/what-s-coming-in-cloudmonkey

"Apache CloudStack is a significant part of our Cloud portfolio right now –
we run large deployments all over the world, often supporting critical
customer applications," said Robert van der Meulen, Product Strategy Lead
at Leaseweb Global B.V. "CloudMonkey is an invaluable tool for interacting
with CloudStack-based clouds, and it's the go-to tool that we recommend to
our customers when they want to use command-line interaction with our
CloudStack platforms."

"CloudMonkey is an effective tool for the operators of CloudStack
environments and it becomes essential in large-scale CloudStack
deployments," said Giles Sirett, CEO of ShapeBlue. "It's great to see this
new version of CloudMonkey: having a CLI that can run on Windows desktops
as well as Linux and Mac is important as we see more enterprise adoption of
Apache CloudStack."

"CloudMonkey is now written in Golang, and with version v6.0 loading, speed
has been drastically improved (accessing the CLI in under 0.5s)," said
Pierre-Luc Dion, Cloud Architect at Cloud.ca. "This simplifies
installation, deployments, updates, and operational efficiency."

"After many years of managing production Apache CloudStack deployments, I
consider CloudMonkey a core tool in anyone's CloudStack toolkit, and now
also being available for Windows makes me really happy," said Andrija
Panic, Apache CloudStack Committer. "I can certainly see major speed
improvements, but also having backward compatibility is what is so great
with this new release."

Catch Apache CloudStack in action at ApacheCon 9-12 September 2019 in Las
Vegas, Nevada, and at numerous Meetups worldwide, held throughout the year.

# Downloads and Documentation
The official source code for CloudMonkey v6.0.0 can be downloaded from
http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html. The community-maintained
builds are available at the project's Github release page at
https://github.com/apache/cloudstack-cloudmonkey/releases . CloudMonkey's
usage is documented at https://github.com/apache/cloudstack-cloudmonkey/wiki

# Availability and Oversight
Apache CloudStack software 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 Project's day-to-day
operations, including community development and product releases. For
downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache
CloudStack, visit http://cloudstack.apache.org/ and
https://twitter.com/CloudStack

# About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
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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 730 individual Members and 7,000
Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely
available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users
worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache
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