CLI user guide

One Command to command whole Onap !!

Provides unified commands to operate any products from Linux console and web command console. Configure the following environment variables, before using it:

  1. OPEN_CLI_HOST_URL - Catalog or service URL

  2. OPEN_CLI_HOST_USERNAME - Service user name

  3. OPEN_CLI_HOST_PASSWORD - Service user password

To Run a command

Type oclip <command> from linux console.

To Run in Interactive mode

Type oclip from linux/web console.

And use the directive set to set the values for following parameters:

  1. host-url - Catalog or service URL

  2. host-username - Service user name

  3. host-password - Service user password

Set the product version

CLI framework is enhanced to handle multiple product versions at same time. so to choose the product version, set environment variable OPEN_CLI_PROUDCT_IN_USE.

NOTE: In interactive mode, product version can be selected using typing use <product-version>

Run oclip [-v|–version] to see the CLI and available product version details

Profiling arguments

In interactive mode, user can use profiles for for “set arguments value once and use it ever”.

Please follow the steps given below for setting profiles:

  1. Open the CLI interactive console

2. Create the profile, say ‘onap-deployment-1’ by running ‘profile onap-deployment-1’ There is no limit in number of profiles. OCLIP will create a profile if not exist already, otherwise on typing ‘profile’ on the console, corresponding profiles will be effective. So you can switch across profiles by using this directive ‘profile’.

  1. For example, to add the credentials, Run following steps:

  1. set host-url=<aai-url>

  2. set host-username=AAI

  3. set host-pasword=AAI

  4. Type ‘set’ to print all these arguments stored so far.

NOTE: Profiles are not limited to set only credentials, you can set any frequently using common arguments, which are listed in command help.

NOTE: For setting service specific parameters, use in the form of <service-name>:<param-name>=<param-value>. For example, following setting will be used only for aai service:

  1. set aai:host-url=<aai-url>

  2. set aai:host-username=AAI

  3. set aai:host-pasword=AAI

4. You can override these stored arguments by providing them as arguments directly while running the CLI.

5. Profile information is persisted, so when you disconnect and connect again the CLI console, you can start use the same profile again.

NOTE: Use the directive ‘set’ for setting the values for parameters and ‘unset’ for resetting the values.

In Beijing release, new default profile named as ‘onap-beijing’ is delivered with all default ONAP service credentials. so user could use this profile to avoid setting the credentials every time.

Batching support & Parameter file

For a given scenario where, user wants to run a command with different set of inputs, this feature could be used.

For example, in ONAP, user wants to register multiple clouds at a given time, so user can create a parameter file as given below and capture inputs for one or more clouds:

parameter file name: /usr/mrkanag/cloud-list.yaml

  • name: cloud-region-1

  • description: Provides the test cloud environment

  • name: cloud-region-2

  • description: Provides the production cloud environment

To register all these clouds in ONAP execute the cloud-register command with parameter file in inputs as below:

onap -p /usr/mrkanag/cloud-list.yaml cloud-register

Now OCLIP will iterate the command cloud-register for every cloud mentioned in the parameter file /usr/mrkanag/cloud-list.yaml. When user use this approach to execute the command with multiple entries in parameter file is called as batching.


oclip [-h|–help] oclip <command> [-h|–help]

Debug Mode

To run in debug mode, set following environment variables:

  1. OPEN_CLI_CLI_DEBUG - By default its false, otherwise Set to true

  2. OPEN_CLI_CLI_DEBUG_PORT - By default it is 5005, otherwise set to new TCP port number

More details

Command usage guide

Following documents provide the usage for each commands supported in different releases.

NOTE: Command marked with EXPERIMENTAL is only for testing purpose. Its not recommended to use in production environment

Command Samples

Following document provides the samples for every commands supported.

End to end service creation tutorial

Following document provides the tutorial for service creation using CLI.

PNF/VNF on-boarding tutorial

Following document provides the tutorial for PNF/VNF on-boarding tutorial using CLI.

CLI verification program

OCLIP provides option to write test suite with set of test cases by authoring required samples and moco templates. Currently HTTP profile is enabled with this program.