Python SDK for OpenStack/Rackspace APIs
See the COPYING file for license and copyright information.
pyrax should work with most OpenStack-based cloud deployments, though it specifically targets the Rackspace public cloud. For example, the code for cloudfiles contains the ability to publish your content on Rackspace's CDN network, even though CDN support is not part of OpenStack Swift. But if you don't use any of the CDN-related code, your app will work fine on any standard Swift deployment.
See the Release Notes for what has changed in the latest release
Getting Started with OpenStack/Rackspace
To sign up for a Rackspace Cloud account, go to
and follow the prompts.
If you are working with an OpenStack deployment, you can find more information at http://www.openstack.org.
- A Rackspace Cloud account
- API key
- Python 2.7
- pyrax is not yet tested yet with other Python versions. Please post feedback about what works or does not work with other versions. See the Support and Feedback section below for where to post.
The best way to install pyrax is by using pip to get the latest official release:
pip install pyrax
If you would like to work with the current development state of pyrax, you can install directly from trunk on GitHub:
pip install git+git://github.com/rackspace/pyrax.git
If you are not using virtualenv, you will need to run
pip install as admin using
You may also download and install from source. The source code for pyrax is available on GitHub.
Once you have the source code,
cd to the base directory of the source and run (using
sudo, if necessary):
python setup.py install
If you installed pyrax using pip, it is simple to get the latest updates from either PyPI or GitHub:
# PyPI pip install --upgrade pyrax # GitHub pip install --upgrade git+git://github.com/rackspace/pyrax.git
Support and Feedback
Your feedback is appreciated! If you have specific issues with the pyrax SDK, developers should file an issue via Github.
For general feedback and support requests, send an email to: email@example.com.