Tag: container

Feb 14 2018

How to use the X2Go remote desktop with LXD containers

I would like to thank Brian Mullan for sharing his notes on getting X2Go to work on LXD containers. Prior to this, I never used X2Go before. You would typically use LXD (pronounced LexDee) containers to run server software. However, you can also run GUI apps. If the LXD containers are located on your desktop …

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Feb 07 2018

How to set up LXD on Civo (new UK VPS provider)

Civo is a new UK company that offers virtual private servers (VPS). They are currently in beta, and I am testing here their management interface and the process of setting up LXD on Civo VPS. What differentiates greatly one VPS provider from another, is the Web management interface. And the CLI interface. Management interface Once …

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Jan 29 2018

How to use LXD instance types

Background: LXD is a hypervisor that manages machine containers on Linux distributions. You install LXD on your Linux distribution and then you can launch machine containers into your distribution running all sort of (other) Linux distributions. When you launch a new LXD container, there is a parameter for an instance type. Here it is, $ …

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Dec 05 2017

How to migrate LXD from DEB/PPA package to Snap package

You are using LXD from a Linux distribution package and you would like to migrate your existing installation to the Snap LXD package. Let’s do the migration together! This post is not about live container migration in LXD. Live container migration is about moving a running container from one LXD server to another. If you …

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Nov 01 2017

How to run Docker in a LXD container

We are running Ubuntu 16.04 and LXD 2.18 (from the lxd-stable PPA). Let’s get Docker (docker-ce) to run in a container! General instructions on running Docker (docker.io, from the Ubuntu repositories) in an LXD container can be found at LXD 2.0: Docker in LXD [7/12].   First, let’s launch a LXD container in a way …

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Sep 26 2017

How to set up LXD on Packet.net (baremetal servers)

Packet.net has premium baremetal servers that start at $36.50 per month for a quad-core Atom C2550 with 8GB RAM and 80GB SSD, on a 1Gbps Internet connection. On the other end of the scale, there is an option for a 24-core (two Intel CPUs) system with 256GB RAM and a total of 2.8TB SSD disk …

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