The modern cloudmonkey is a re-written and simplified port in Go and can be used with Apache CloudStack 4.9 and above. The legacy cloudmonkey written in Python can be used with Apache CloudStack 4.0-incubating and above.
For documentation, kindly see the wiki.
For development the pre-requisites are Go 1.11 or latest and a unix-like environment. You can use the following targets for building:
$ make help all Build program binary test-bench Run benchmarks test-short Run only short tests test-verbose Run tests in verbose mode with coverage reporting test-race Run tests with race detector check tests Run tests test-xml Run tests with xUnit output test-coverage Run coverage tests debug Runs a debuggable binary using dlv lint Run golint fmt Run gofmt on all source files
Build and run:
$ make run
Build and run manually:
$ make all $ ./bin/cmk
You may join the relevant mailing list(s) for cloudmonkey related discussion:
Discuss issue(s) and feature(s) on CloudStack development mailing list.
Report issue(s) on the
user mailing list and/or open a Github issue.
- Fork the repository on Github
- Create a named feature branch (like
- Commit your change
- Write tests for your change if applicable
- Run the tests, ensuring they all pass
- Submit a Pull Request using Github
cloudmonkey was written in Python and contributed to Apache
CloudStack project by Rohit Yadav on 31 Oct 2012
under the Apache License 2.0. The Python-based original CLI is now referred to
as the legacy cloudmonkey and can be installed using
pip install cloudmonkey.
Starting version 6.0.0, the modern cloudmonkey
cmk is a fast and simplified
Go-port of the original tool with some backward incompatibilities and reduced
feature set. It ships as a standalone 64-bit executable binary for several
platforms such as Linux, Mac and Windows.
If cloudmonkey is being upgraded from a version lower than v6.0.0, it must be noted
that the cloudmonkey configuration path is changed from
~/.cmk/config and a default
localcloud profile is created. One would have to hence
do an initial setup of basic configration such apikey/secretkey/username/password/url for the required profile(s) as required
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