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Install and Configure LXC/LXD for Container Management

Containers are more and more important in any IT environment. Although the most commonly known container management system is Docker, there are other container engines available. In this activity, you will install and configure the Linux Containers (LXC) and learn how to run basic commands to be sure it is available for use.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Nov 12, 2018

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install the Necessary Packages

    Installing the packages is easy, in most cases on Ubuntu, they will already be installed, but should you need to a simple:

    sudo apt install lxd lxd-client

    Will take care of it!

  2. Challenge

    Configure the LXD System

    Following the list of items you have been provided in the Activity Guide, you will end up with a configured LXC/LXD system ready for images and containers. You start the configuration process with:

    sudo lxd init
  3. Challenge

    Allow the 'cloud_user' to Run LXC/LXD Commands

    The 'cloud_user' user needs to be added to the 'lxd' group, via:

    sudo usermod -aG lxd cloud_user

    You can verify by logging out and back in as the cloud_user and running the command:

    lxc list

    To see the current state (which should be empty of images)

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