Use the OpenStack APIs to launch server instances, create images, assign metadata to instances and images, create storage containers and objects, and complete other actions in your OpenStack cloud.
Bare Metal API v1 (microversions)
Block Storage API v3 (microversions)
The Block Storage API v3 is functionally identical to the Block Storage API v2. Subsequent API v3 microversions, such as v3.1, differ from API v2.
Compute API (microversions)
Shared File Systems API v2 (microversions)
The Shared File Systems API v1 is functionally identical to the Shared File Systems API v2. Subsequent API v2 microversions, such as v2.1, differ from API v1.
The API status reflects the state of the endpoint on the service.
With the TryStack OpenStack installation, these services work together in the background of the installation, and many of these examples work on TryStack.
After you authenticate through Identity, you can use the other OpenStack APIs to create and manage resources in your OpenStack cloud. You can launch instances from images and assign metadata to instances through the Compute API or the openstack command-line client.
To begin sending API requests, use one of the following methods:
A command-line tool that lets you send HTTP requests and receive responses. See the section called OpenStack APIs.
OpenStack command-line client
The OpenStack project provides a command-line client that enables you to access APIs through easy-to-use commands. See the section called OpenStack command-line clients.
OpenStack Python Software Development Kit (SDK)
Use this SDK to write Python automation scripts that create and manage resources in your OpenStack cloud. The SDK implements Python bindings to the OpenStack API, which enables you to perform automation tasks in Python by making calls on Python objects rather than making REST calls directly. All OpenStack command-line tools are implemented by using the Python SDK. See OpenStack Python SDK in the OpenStack End User Guide.