Mind Map: OpenStack CLI


I love Mind Maps. I’ve actually been called a “Mind Map” junkie by another computer fellow (@open4storage), which I a fan of. I think Mind Maps add a new level of how to lay down a set of information. With it’s visual cues, it is, in my opinion, easier to find a snipet of information one is looking for than it is to skim throughout a notebook.

That been said, I will take this here as an opportunity to start a new section on this blog, where I will share my Mind Maps. To start, here’s a Mind Map based on the OpenStack CLI Cheat Sheet (docs.openstack.org/user-guide/cli_cheat_sheet.html).  The commands on the previous URL do not encompass all of the available CLI commands on OpenStack. As a matter of fact, I do not believe that the purpose of this cheat sheet (and of the Mind Map, by virtue of origin – that is, being a copy of the cli cheat sheet), is to have a compendium of all of the commands, flags, syntax’s and so on. The purpose of the cheat sheet is to be a quick reference guide to the most common commands used on OpenStack (this is debatable but let’s stick with the idea for now).



Mind Map of the OpenStack CLI Cheat Sheet

For beginners, knowing all of these commands can be daunting, but I hope that having a visual cue to them will help you as it did help me.

If you want to try some Mind Maps, you can download here the OpenStack CLI Cheat Sheet. I’d recommend downloading the free version of XMind (http://www.xmind.net/), available for Windows, OSX and Linux.

Key takeaways:

  • Mind Maps provide a different way to display complex information in a visual diagram.
  • Learning OpenStack can be difficult. There are a lot of commands, flags and syntax’s to learn. A cheat sheet exists and provides the most common commands. This is specially beneficial to beginners.
  • A new Mind Map, presented here, aims to display the OpenStack CLI in a visual diagram.


  • OpenStack CLI Cheat Sheet Mind  Map (.png / .xmind)