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Overview
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Here, at the
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`Greek Research and Technology Network <http://grnet.gr/default.asp?pid=1&la=2>`_,
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we have been developing an IaaS cloud management software called **synnefo**
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(or **+nefo**) that is accessed and managed via the OpenStack Compute API v1.1.
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We have also recently deployed synnefo in one of our datacenters to provide the
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`~okeanos <http://okeanos.grnet.gr/>`_ IaaS service to the Greek Research and
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Academic Community (currenty in alpha testing phase).
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From the early start, we needed a simple command-line tool to test the OpenStack API.
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That's why we developed ./kamaki, which proved to be powerful and intuitive enough,
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to be used not only for testing purposes but also as a complete Openstack Compute API v1.1
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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
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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
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software, by the deployment team who operates the ~okeanos service and by all the alpha 
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testers using the ~okeanos service and want to access the service from the command line.
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Contributing and helping out
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For the ./kamaki to improve and be useful to others too, your help is very important.
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Any contributions and bug reports will be highly appreciated. Using ./kamaki and sending
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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
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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
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`issues <https://code.grnet.gr/projects/kamaki/issues>`_ before contacting the
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team.
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