We are pleased to announce the release of Libcloud 1.3.0.

This release brings many new features, improvements, bug-fixes, and drivers.

Important changes

  • RunAbove driver is now the OVH cloud driver because of changes in the platform. Users will get a deprecated error message and pointed to the website for more information.
  • Fixed support for SLES/OpenSUSE 12, now checks the default certificate path (does not impact users using certifi).
  • DigitalOcean v1 API has been deprecated in favour of the new 2.0 API.

Release highlights

Rancher Driver

Mario Loria contributed a full Rancher driver for our container abstraction interface. Documentation is available with examples of usage, you can use the driver to deploy containers, services, stacks or operate and maintain existing deployments! Thanks Mario.

from libcloud.container.types import Provider
from libcloud.container.providers import get_driver
from libcloud.container.base import ContainerImage

driver = get_driver(Provider.RANCHER)

                    host="", port=443)

image = ContainerImage("hastebin", "hastebin", "rlister/hastebin", "latest",

new_service = connection.ex_deploy_service(name="excitingservice", image=image,
                                               "STORAGE_TYPE": "file"


As well as the direct get_driver API, there is now a short-hand API for users to choose.

import libcloud

cls = libcloud.get_driver(libcloud.DriverType.COMPUTE, libcloud.DriverType.COMPUTE.RACKSPACE)

Full change log can be found at here.

Special thank you

I would like to wish a special thank you to all of our community contributors for their ongoing support to the project.


The release can can be downloaded from https://libcloud.apache.org/downloads.html or installed using pip:

pip install apache-libcloud==1.3.0


If you have installed Libcloud using pip you can also use it to upgrade it:

pip install --upgrade apache-libcloud==1.3.0

Upgrade notes

A page which describes backward incompatible or semi-incompatible changes and how to preserve the old behavior when this is possible can be found at https://libcloud.readthedocs.org/en/latest/upgrade_notes.html


Regular and API documentation is available at https://libcloud.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

Bugs / Issues

If you find any bug or issue, please report it on our issue tracker https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LIBCLOUD. Don’t forget to attach an example and / or test which reproduces your problem.


Thanks to everyone who contributed and made this release possible! Full list of people who contributed to this release can be found in the CHANGES file.