Linux Subsystem on Windows 10


do not install cloudmesh-gui on Linux subsystem as GUIs are not sported


MongoDB reports that mongo is not yet working on Linux Subsystem. As cloudmesh uses mongo, please do not yet use the Linux Subsystem install.

To activate the Linux Subsystem, please follow the instructions at

A suitable distribution would be

However, as it uses an older version of python, you will be required to update it.

Follow this to set a password

Setup Python:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install wget curl
sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa
sudo apt-get install gcc
sudo apt-get -y install libcurl4 openssl
sudo apt install python3.7
sudo apt install python3.7-dev
curl -o
sudo python3.7
sudo apt install python3.7-venv
python3.7 -m venv ~/ENV3
pip install pip -U
pip install psutil

Check if your system is having python properly

>>> platform.uname()
uname_result(system='Linux', node='DESKTOP',
             version='#1-Microsoft Mon Mar 18 12:02:00 PST 2019',
             machine='x86_64', processor='x86_64')
>>> platform.system()
>>> platform.version()
'#1-Microsoft Mon Mar 18 12:02:00 PST 2019'

If you like to use python 3.8.2 (or newer), please follow the instructions provided for Linux 18.04

Set up Git and replace Gregorsname and e-mail with yours (only needed for developers):

sudo apt install git
git config --global "Gregor von Laszewski"
git config --global
git config --global core.editor emacs
git config --list

Installation for Users

pip install cloudmesh-openstack
cms help
cms gui quick
cms admin mongo install
cms init

Installation for Developers

mkdir ~/cm
cd ~/cm
pip install cloudmesh-installer
cloudmesh-installer get openstack
cms help
cms gui quick
cms admin mongo install
cms init