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Working with LXD Containers

LXD, or the Linux Container Daemon, lets us leverage the resource-lite LXC virtualization method, as well as providing additional support for the container images we use to spin up our containers. In this lab, we'll be creating a test LAMP stack by setting up two containers: one for our website and one for a database. Note the lab has been updated with a more recent alpine/edge image as alpine/3.10 is no longer available.

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Clock icon Apr 03, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Review Provided Dev Environment

    1. See if any existing servers have been created:
    lxc list
    1. Remove any unrelated to the LAMP stack:
    lxc stop prometheus-test
    lxc delete prometheus-test
  2. Challenge

    Launch the web01 Containers

    Create the web01 container:

    lxc launch alpine web01
  3. Challenge

    Configure the web01 Container

    1. Upload the container:
    lxc exec web01 -- apk update
    1. Install nginx:
    lxc exec web01 -- apk add nginx
    1. Start and enable nginx:
    lxc exec web01 -- sh -c "rc-service nginx start && rc-update add nginx default"
  4. Challenge

    Configure Container Boot Settings

    Set the boot.autostart.priority for both containers:

    lxc config set web01 boot.autostart.priority 50
    lxc config set db01 boot.autostart.priority 90

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