Manually adding an OpenStack cloud

There are cases where the cloud you want to use is not on Juju's list of known clouds. In this case it is possible to create a [YAML][yaml] formatted file with the information Juju requires and import this new definition. The file should follow this general format:

    type: <type_of_cloud>
    auth-types: <[access-key, oauth, userpass]>
        endpoint: <https://xxx.yyy.zzz:35574/v3.0/>

with the relevant values substituted in for the parts indicated (within '<' '>').

For example, a typical OpenStack cloud on the local network you want to call 'mystack' would appear something like this:

      type: openstack
      auth-types: [access-key, userpass]

In this case the authentication url is at, it has a region called 'dev1' and the cloud accepts either access-key or username/password authentication methods.

With the configuration file saved, you can add this cloud to Juju with the add-cloud command:

juju add-cloud <cloud-name> <config-file.yaml>

The cloud name you supply here must match the name given in the YAML file, so for example:

juju add-cloud mystack mystack-config.yaml

Once the cloud has been added, it will appear on the list of known clouds output by the juju list-clouds command. Note that the cloud name will be highlighted to indicate that it is a locally added cloud.

"juju list-cloud with locally added cloud"

It is necessary to add credentials for this cloud before Juju can bootstrap it. Please see the Documentation on adding OpenStack credentials