ganeti-rapi(8) Ganeti | Version 2.6.2


ganeti-rapi - Ganeti remote API daemon


ganeti-rapi [-d] [-f] [--no-ssl] [-K SSL_KEY_FILE] [-C SSL_CERT_FILE]


ganeti-rapi is the daemon providing a remote API for Ganeti clusters.

It is automatically started on the master node, and by default it uses SSL encryption. This can be disabled by passing the --no-ssl option, or alternatively the certificate used can be changed via the -C option and the key via the -K option.

The daemon will listen to the "ganeti-rapi" tcp port, as listed in the system services database, or if not defined, to port 5080 by default.

See the Ganeti remote API documentation for further information.

Requests are logged to /var/log/ganeti/rapi-daemon.log, in the same format as for the node and master daemon.


All query operations are allowed without authentication. Only the modification operations require authentication, in the form of basic authentication.

The users and their rights are defined in the /var/lib/ganeti/rapi/users file. The users should be listed one per line, in the following format:

username password options

Currently the options field should equal the string write in order to actually give write permission for the given users. Example:

rclient   secret    write
guest     testpw

The first user (rclient) has read-write rights, whereas the second user (guest) only has read (query) rights, and as such is no different than not using authentication at all.

More details (including on how to use hashed passwords) can be found in the Ganeti documentation.


Report bugs to project website or contact the developers using the Ganeti mailing list.


Ganeti overview and specifications: ganeti(7) (general overview), ganeti-os-interface(7) (guest OS definitions).

Ganeti commands: gnt-cluster(8) (cluster-wide commands), gnt-job(8) (job-related commands), gnt-node(8) (node-related commands), gnt-instance(8) (instance commands), gnt-os(8) (guest OS commands), gnt-group(8) (node group commands), gnt-backup(8) (instance import/export commands), gnt-debug(8) (debug commands).

Ganeti daemons: ganeti-watcher(8) (automatic instance restarter), ganeti-cleaner(8) (job queue cleaner), ganeti-noded(8) (node daemon), ganeti-masterd(8) (master daemon), ganeti-rapi(8) (remote API daemon).

Ganeti htools: htools(1) (generic binary), hbal(1) (cluster balancer), hspace(1) (capacity calculation), hail(1) (IAllocator plugin), hscan(1) (data gatherer from remote clusters), hinfo(1) (cluster information printer).