Stupid OpenStack Tricks

Thu 16 January 2014 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack tricks

I work with several different OpenStack installations. I usually work on the command line, sourcing in an appropriate stackrc with credentials as necessary, but occasionally I want to use the dashboard for something.

For all of the deployments with which I work, the keystone endpoint is on the same host as the dashboard. So rather than trying to remember which dashboard url I want for the environment I'm currently using on the command line, I put together this shell script:


exec xdg-open $url

This takes the value of your OS_AUTH_URL environment variable, strips off everything after the port specification, and passes that to your default browser.