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pypm install mist.io

How to install mist.io

  1. Download and install ActivePython
  2. Open Command Prompt
  3. Type pypm install mist.io
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0.9.3 Available View build log
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version 0.9.3 on Jan 9th, 2014

Mist.io helps you manage and monitor your virtual machines, across different clouds, using any device that can access the web. It is provided under the GNU AGPL v3.0 License. Check out the freemium service at https://mist.io


Mist.io is written in Python. Currently it is tested and developed using Python 2.7. The only system wide requirements are Python, Python header files and some basic build tools. Git is used for revision control. Every other dependency is build automatically via zc.buildout. Although we use zc.buildout it is recommended to install mist.io in a virtualenv to avoid conflicts with eggs in the system's Python.

To install the basic requirements in a Debian based distro do:

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sudo aptitude install python-dev build-essential git

If you wish to install it in a virtual environment you'll also need:

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sudo aptitude install python-virtualenv

In MacOSX you have to install Xcode and its command line tools. For virtualenv you simply run:

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sudo easy_install virtualenv

In MacOSX there might be some problems with certificates. To solve the issue donwload a pem from http://curl.haxx.se/docs/caextract.html rename it to curl-ca-bundle.crt and save it to /opt/local/share/curl/ or to /usr/share/curl/ca-bundle.crt. Check out this gist https://gist.github.com/1stvamp/2158128

Supposing you have all the above, the steps are simple. Clone the repository, create a virtualenv and run buildout:

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git clone https://github.com/mistio/mist.io.git cd mist.io virtualenv --no-site-packages . ./bin/python bootstrap.py ./bin/buildout -v


Mist.io comes with two sets of deployment options, one suited for production environments and one for develompent.

To get it up and running for production:

./bin/paster serve production.ini

For development mode:

./bin/paster serve development.ini --reload

With the --reload flag, whenever there are changes in Python code and templates the server will automatically restart to load the new version. Changes in css and javascript don't need a restart to show up. To stop it, simply press CTRL+C.

Point your browser to and you are ready to roll!


  • add bigger spinner while fetching stats
  • improve ram drawing
  • add small png depicting the avg load in list view for monitored machines


  • update apikey/secret backend labels for Rackspace and Linode
  • make the s in Rackspace lowercase
  • automatically generate key on create machine when there are no keys available
  • change default rule value to 5 instead of 60 since it refers to avg load
  • alerting improvements


  • splash page css fix
  • persistent rules
  • enable commands in rules
  • warn when exceeding the beta service limit of monitored machines


  • Enable monitoring by connecting to mist.io service
  • Several graph related fixes for machine stats
  • Shell fixes and styling
  • Change the UI of add backend and add machine
  • Optionally run deployment script after machine creation
  • Add key section and key actions
  • Convert all jQuery Mobile dialogs to popups and panels
  • Upgrade jQuery to v1.9.1, jQuery Mobile to v1.3.0, Ember.js to v1.0.0-rc3 and libcloud to v0.12.3


  • Base stable version

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Last updated Jan 9th, 2014

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