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How to get LXD containers get IP from the LAN with routed network

You are using LXD containers and you want a container (or more) to get an IP address from the LAN (or, get an IP address just like the host does). LXD currently supports four ways to do that, and depending on your needs, you select the appropriate way. Using macvlan. See https://blog.simos.info/how-to-make-your-lxd-container-get-ip-addresses-from-your-lan/ Using bridged. See …

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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 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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Configuring public IP addresses on cloud servers for LXD containers

You have a cloud server and you got more than one public IP addresses. How do you get those additional IP addresses to associate to specific LXD containers? That is, how do you get your LXD container to use a public IP address? This post has been tested with a packet.net baremetal server. Prerequisites You …

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How to easily run graphics-accelerated GUI apps in LXD containers on your Ubuntu desktop

UPDATE June 2020: See newer post at https://blog.simos.info/running-x11-software-in-lxd-containers/ for simplified instructions. They require a recent LXD (version 4.0 or newer), and snap packages work. Note: This post is about LXD containers. These are system containers, which means they are similar to Docker but behave somewhat like virtual machines. When you start a LXD (lex-dee) container, …

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How to preconfigure LXD containers with cloud-init

You are creating containers and you want them to be somewhat preconfigured. For example, you want them to run automatically apt update as soon as they are launched. Or, get some packages pre-installed, or run a few commands. Here is how to perform this early initialization with cloud-init through LXD to container images that support …

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