Python library to launch, interact, and snapshot cloud instances


Use the links in the table of contents to find:

  • Cloud specific guides and documentation
  • API documentation
  • How to contribute to the project


Install directly from PyPI:

pip3 install pycloudlib

Project’s requirements.txt file can include pycloudlib as a dependency. Check out the pip documentation for instructions on how to include a particular version or git hash.

Install from latest master:

git clone
cd pycloudlib
python3 install


The library exports each cloud with a standard set of functions for operating on instances, snapshots, and images. There are also cloud specific operations that allow additional operations.

See the examples directory or the online documentation for more information.


File bugs on Launchpad under the pycloudlib project.


If you come up with any questions or are looking to contact developers please use the list.