Tag: Linux

Dec 14 2017

multipass, management of virtual machines running Ubuntu

If you want to run a machine container, you would use LXD.  But if you want to run a virtual machine, you would use multipass. multipass is so new, that is still in beta. The name is not known yet to Google, and you get many weird results when you search for it. Both containers …

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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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Jul 23 2016

How to set up multiple secure (SSL/TLS, Qualys SSL Labs A+) websites using LXD containers

In previous posts we saw how to set up LXD on a DigitalOcean VPS, how to set up LXD on a Scaleway VPS, and how the lifecycle of an LXD container looks like. In this post, we are going to Create multiple websites, each in a separate LXD container Install HAProxy as a TLS Termination …

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Jul 22 2016

Playing around with LXD containers (LXC) on Ubuntu

We have set up LXD on either our personal computer or on the cloud (like DigitalOcean and Scaleway). Actually, we can even try LXD online for free at https://linuxcontainers.org/lxd/try-it/ What shall we do next? Commands through “lxc” Below we see a series of commands that start with lxc, then we add an action and finally …

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Jun 27 2016

Trying out LXD containers on Ubuntu on DigitalOcean

You can have LXD containers on your home computer, you can also have them on your Virtual-Private Server (VPS). If you have any further questions on LXD, see https://www.stgraber.org/2016/03/11/lxd-2-0-blog-post-series-012/ Here we see how to configure on a VPS at DigitalOcean (yeah, referral). We go cheap and select the 512MB RAM and 20GB disk VPS for $5/month. Containers are …

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Jun 25 2016

Trying out LXD containers on our Ubuntu

This post is about containers, a construct similar to virtual machines (VM) but so much lightweight that you can easily create a dozen on your desktop Ubuntu! A VM virtualizes a whole computer and then you install in there the guest operating system. In contrast, a container reuses the host Linux kernel and simply contains just the root …

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Feb 11 2015

Flash sale, Ubuntu edition (completed)

The first flash sale of the Aquaris E4.5 (Ubuntu edition) has been completed in less than 90 minutes. The website had some technical issues (too many visitors) during the flash sale. A new flash sale will take place some time in the future. Simos Xenitellishttps://blog.simos.info/

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Nov 26 2012

Ubuntu usage stats with getclicky

Linux distribution statistics for Greece (2011/11 to 2012/11), courtesy GetClicky

How many people are using Ubuntu? It is difficult to get precise numbers so we end up looking for trends. Up until now we had free Linux stats from gs.statcounter.com. These are the operating system statistics for Greece for the last year. (I am using Greece as an example. All other countries are also supported). …

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