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Setting up LXD
LXD leverages the Linux Container (LXC) system to create light, effective system containers. However, before we begin to use LXC/LXD, we need to ensure we have it properly installed, initialized, and otherwise configured. In this lab, we will install LXD 3.0 Stable on Ubuntu 18.04 and ensure it's up and running.
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Install LXD via
sudo snap install lxd --channel=3.0/stable
Add cloud_user to lxd Group
lxdcommands by adding it to the
sudo usermod cloud_user -aG lxd
Log out then log back in.
Initialize LXD and answer the prompts presented:
Respond to the prompts as follows:
Would you like to use LXD clustering? (yes/no) [default=no]: no
Do you want to configure a new storage pool? (yes/no) [default=yes]: yes
Name of the new storage pool [default=default]: default
Name of the storage backend to use (btrfs, ceph, dir, lvm, zfs) [default=zfs]: zfs
Create a new ZFS pool? (yes/no) [default=yes]: yes
Would you like to use an existing block device? (yes/no) [default=no]: yes
Path to the existing block device: /dev/nvme1n1
Would you like to connect to a MAAS server? (yes/no) [default=no]: no
Would you like to create a new local network bridge? (yes/no) [default=yes]: yes
What should the new bridge be called? [default=lxdbr0]: lxdbr0
What IPv4 address should be used? (CIDR subnet notation, “auto” or “none”) [default=auto]: auto
What IPv6 address should be used? (CIDR subnet notation, “auto” or “none”) [default=auto]: auto
Would you like LXD to be available over the network? (yes/no) [default=no]: yes
Address to bind LXD to (not including port) [default=all]: all
Port to bind LXD to [default=8443]: 8443
Trust password for new clients: anypassword
Would you like stale cached images to be updated automatically? (yes/no) [default=yes] yes
Would you like a YAML "lxd init" preseed to be printed? (yes/no) [default=no]: no
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