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Installing LXC/LXD

This lab will allow you to practice installing LXC/LXD in a cloud server environment. You will pull down the latest Alpine image and create a container from it to test your configuration. **Note: Use Alpine 3.14 for the lab.**

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Nov 14, 2018

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install the LXD Package

    1. Verify which Linux distribution your server is running.

       cat /etc/issue
    2. Install lxd and lxd-client.

       sudo apt-get install lxd lxd-client 
  2. Challenge

    Initialize LXD

    1. Initialize LXD.

       sudo lxd init
  3. Challenge

    Create Your First Container

    1. Create a container using Alpine 3.8 named my-alpine.

       sudo lxc launch images:alpine/3.18 my-alpine
  4. Challenge

    List the Containers

    1. List your containers.

       sudo lxc list
  5. Challenge

    Connect to a Container

    1. Execute an ash shell in your my-alpine container.

       sudo lxc exec my-alpine -- /bin/ash
    2. Create a file named hello.txt.

       echo hello world > hello.txt

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