Tag: lxc

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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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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Dec 02 2017

How to set the timezone in LXD containers

See https://blog.simos.info/trying-out-lxd-containers-on-our-ubuntu/ on how to set up and test LXD on Ubuntu (or another Linux distribution). In this post we see how to set up the timezone in a newly created container. The problem The default timezone for a newly created container is Etc/UTC, which is what we used to call Greenwich Mean Time. Let’s …

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Mar 15 2017

How to initialize LXD again

LXD is the pure-container hypervisor that is pre-installed in Ubuntu 16.04 (or newer) and also available in other GNU/Linux distributions. When you first configure LXD, you need to make important decisions. Decisions that relate to where you are storing the containers, how big that space will be and also how to set up networking. In …

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Mar 01 2017

How to install neo4j in an LXD container on Ubuntu

Neo4j is a different type of database, is a graph database. It is quite cool and it is worth to spend the time to learn how it works. The main benefit of a graph database is that the information is interconnected as a graph, and allows to execute complex queries very quickly. One of the …

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Aug 09 2016

How to install LXD/LXC containers on Ubuntu on cloudscale.ch

In previous posts, we saw how to configure LXD/LXC containers on a VPS on DigitalOcean and Scaleway. There are many more VPS companies. cloudscale.ch is one more company that provides Virtual Private Servers (VPS). They are based in Switzerland. In this post we are going to see how to create a VPS on cloudscale.ch and configure to …

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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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