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Overview
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Here, at the *Greek Research and Technology Network*, we have been developing an IaaS cloud management software called **synnefo** (or **+nefo**) that is accessed and managed via an extended OpenStack Compute API v1.1. Synnefo has been deployed in many environments to cover multiple needs. For example, the `~okeanos `_ IaaS service, running in our datacenters, is used to offer services for the Greek Research and Academic Community.
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From the early start, we needed a simple command-line tool to test the OpenStack API. That's why we developed *kamaki*, which proved to be powerful and intuitive enough, to be used not only for testing purposes but also as a complete Openstack Compute API v1.1 client, able to manage our cloud from the command line.
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Once it proved so useful to us, we decided to open the source, so the community can benefit from it, and *kamaki* can benefit from the community too.
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Who uses *kamaki*?
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*kamaki* is currently used internally in GRNET by the development team to test the synnefo software, by the deployment team who operates the ~okeanos service and by the testers using the ~okeanos service and want to access the service from the command line.
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What's more, *kamaki* clients API is used in synnefo as an API for accessing remote services as well as for building manager tools of various synnefo functions (e.g. admin image registration).
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Contributing and helping out
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The *kamaki* development team values your help and depends on community feedback for feature evolution. Any contributions and bug reports will be highly appreciated. Using *kamaki* and sending us feedback is also a good start.
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Community & Support
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For any problems you may bump into while using *kamaki* or for help from the development team please contact us at:
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* synnefo@lists.grnet.gr
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Please be sure to have read the Documentation and check the known issues before contacting the team.
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