Category: Linux

How to view the files of your LXD container from the host

You are creating LXD containers and you enter a container (lxc shell, lxc exec or lxc console) in order to view or modify the files of that container. But can you access the filesystem of the container from the host? If you use the LXD snap package, LXD mounts the filesystem of the container in …

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How to use virtual machines in LXD

Update 22 May 2020: The Ubuntu container images have been updated to install on first boot the LXD Agent in the VM. The corresponding section below has been updated so that you can skip the manual step, if your VM image does it for you. Update 22 May 2020: See also the tutorial at https://discuss.linuxcontainers.org/t/running-virtual-machines-with-lxd-4-0/7519 …

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Running X11 software in LXD containers

With LXD you can run system containers, which are similar to virtual machines. Normally, you would use a system container to run network services. But you can also run X11 applications. See the following discussion and come back here. In this post, we further refine and simplify the instructions for the second way to run …

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How to add multi-line raw.lxc configuration to LXD

In LXD, you can add multiple settings in a single command line. For example, to both limit the memory to 2GB and the CPUs to a single core, you would run the following in a single line. Obviously, you can set these separately as well. lxc config set mycontainer limits.memory=2GB limits.cpu=1 See the LXD key/value …

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How to setup Netdata in a LXD container for real-time monitoring

Netdata does real-time health monitoring and performance troubleshooting for systems and applications. It helps you instantly diagnose slowdowns and anomalies in your infrastructure with thousands of metrics, interactive visualizations, and insightful health alarms. When you set it up on your system, Netdata sets up a Web page where you can view real-time information, including CPU …

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How to add both a private and public network to LXD using cloud-init

When you launch a new LXD container, LXD applies the default LXD profile unless you specify a different profile. By adding configuration to a LXD profile, you can launch containers with specific parameters such as specific network configuration. In the following we see how this default LXD profile looks like, and then use cloud-init instructions …

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