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From Rohit Yadav <>
Subject [Review] CloudMonkey v6.0.0 release announcement review request
Date Thu, 14 Mar 2019 08:55:47 GMT

Kindly review the release announcement for CloudMonkey v6.0.0, and also share your quotes/comments
that we can use in the release wrt cloudmonkey v6.0:

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<Date: 20 March 2019> — 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." The background and story of v6.0 effort was recently blogged here:

<stick more quotes from community members, kindly share your comments!>

Downloads and Documentation

The official source code for CloudMonkey v6.0.0 can be downloaded from
The community-maintained builds are available at the project's Github release page at

CloudMonkey's usage is documented at

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

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

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projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through
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and 6,500 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available
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Rohit Yadav

Software Architect, ShapeBlue
Amadeus House, Floral Street, London  WC2E 9DPUK

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