Tag: zfs

A closer look at the new ARM64 Scaleway servers and LXD

Update #1: I posted at the Scaleway Linux kernel discussion thread to add support for the Ubuntu Linux kernel and Add new bootscript with stock Ubuntu Linux kernel #349. Scaleway has been offering ARM (armv7) cloud servers (baremetal) since 2015 and now they have ARM64 (armv8, from Cavium) cloud servers (through KVM, not baremetal). But …

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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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How to install LXD containers on Ubuntu on Scaleway

NOTE: This post explains how to compile from source the ZFS support in the default Scaleway Linux kernel. It is a process that works, but makes it cumbersome because LXD also expects some other features in the Linux kernel. See https://blog.simos.info/how-to-run-the-stock-ubuntu-linux-kernel-on-scaleway-using-kexec-and-server-tags/ on  a trick to run the stock Ubuntu Linux kernel in a Scaleway VPS …

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Trying out LXD containers on Ubuntu on DigitalOcean, with block storage

We have seen how to try out LXD containers on Ubuntu on DigitalOcean. In this post, we will see how to use the new DigitalOcean block storage support (just out of beta!). This new block storage has the benefit of being additional separate disk space that should be faster to access. Then, software such as LXD would benefit from …

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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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