Installing LXC/LXD

30 minutes
  • 5 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

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: Instead of Alpine 3.8, use Alpine 3.10 for the lab.**

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

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 
Initialize LXD
  1. Initialize LXD.

    sudo lxd init
Create Your First Container
  1. Create a container using Alpine 3.8 named my-alpine.

    sudo lxc launch images:alpine/3.10 my-alpine
List the Containers
  1. List your containers.

    sudo lxc list
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

Additional Resources

Your development team has asked for a cloud server with LXC/LXD configured. To meet this requirement, initialize LXD in your environment and create a new container called "My Container" using the Alpine images.

Reminder: cat /etc/issue will tell you the host operating system.

Update: Use Alpine version 3.8 in the lab.

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