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Configuring a LXD Image Remote

LXD is not simply a daemon for creating and managing our LXC containers; it also allows us to store and manage images. All LXD servers work as image remotes, but we can specially configure LXD to have our server work as a remote available for all hosts on the network, allowing us to share images, containers, and configurations.

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Clock icon Apr 03, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Install LXD on the Remote

    Install LXD on the provided "Ubuntu 18.04 Remote":

    sudo snap install lxd --channel=3.0/stable
    sudo usermod cloud_user -aG lxd

    Log out and log back in.

  2. Challenge

    Configure the Remote

    Run the lxd init command, ensuring that the server is available over the network and bound to port 8443. Set the password to pinehead when prompted:

    lxd init

    Configure all storage pools and networks with the default options.

  3. Challenge

    Add Remote to LXD Server

    From the Ubuntu 18.04 LXD server, run the following command to set up the lxd-share remote:

    lxc remote add lxd-share
  4. Challenge

    Copy Images to Remote

    Copy the base Alpine and Ubuntu images to the remote:

    lxc image copy images:alpine/3.11 lxd-share: --alias alpine
    lxc image copy ubuntu:16.04 lxd-share: --alias ubuntu

    You can confirm by viewing a list of images:

    lxc image list
    lxc image list lxd-share:

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