LXC short for (Linux Containers) LXC is an operating system-level virtualization method for running multiple isolated Linux systems (containers) on a single control host. LXC is the userspace control package for Linux Containers, a lightweight virtual system mechanism sometimes described as “chroot ...

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Relationship between Vagrant, Docker, Chef and OpenStack (or similar products)?

I am a web developer, but I am also interested in a few administrative tasks. Hence, the new move from pure administration to dev-ops comes handy for me. Anyway, I have some problems to put a few ...
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How do I configure routing from host system to virtual machine?

I have an Ubuntu host system that is running a MAC-VLAN virtual interface on top of eth0 interface, ipv4 routing is enabled. Also, this system has a Docker (LXC) container running: docker0 Link ...
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Networking with lxc containers with local dhcp and external ipv6 double bridge problems

I want to use both ipv6 externally on all my containers, and ipv4 external only on the hosts. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. For ipv4 on the container I use the DHCP that came with the lxc ...
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LXC - quota inside container

Is it possible to use disk quota inside a LXC container? I'm using LVM (ext4) as rootfs for the container. I don't now how to add the mount options to /etc/fstab properly. The /etc/fstab of the ...
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memory size error linux container

container name: vm1 config: lxc.tty = 4 ...
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Redirect localhost requests to a Linux container

I run some linux container on my ubuntu host. Each one of them are running a webapp. To be able to access these webapps, I use iptables to forward port: sudo iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp ...
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What is required to activate cgroups in Linux

I have a Debian squeeze kernel (linux-image-2.6.32-5-openvz-amd64) which according to the Doku should support cgroups. When I look into the kernel configuration, it does (or is some other kernel ...
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LXC container with bridge networking exposes fake MAC address to external network

I'm running LXC container (lxc 0.7.2-1) on Debian squeeze with bridge networking configured by the book with public IP and I have problem that it exposes fake MAC address from LXC container to ...
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Minimal container ubuntu image docker like

I'm playing around with LXC. My goal is to run a single process within a container and I'm now focusing on processes running within my container. When I create a basic LXC template on ubuntu 12.04, ...
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Is it possible to limit/throttle page faults with LXC container virtualization?

It's possible to limit a container to 512MB of RAM and 4GB of swap. However, if that container uses memory frequently that has been swapped out wouldn't it dominate the the IO resources of the storage ...
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linux container bridge filters ARP reply

I am using kernel 3.0, and I have configured a linux container that is bridged to a tap interface in my host computer. This is the bridge configuration: :~$ brctl show bridge-1 bridge name ...
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Why are applications in a memory-limited LXC container writing large files to disk being killed by the OOM?

EDIT2: This problem appears to exist as well under 3.8.0-25-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP EDIT: I modified the question from the original title of "Why would the Linux Out of Memory manager be triggered by ...
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Accessing LXC container's filesystem from host

I'm looking for a way to access the container's rootfs from the host. While I could just use the directory that was passed to lxc.rootfs, it doesn't have the mounts that the container has, so there ...
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lxc container not getting default route

I'm running Ubuntu Precise. I understand that my current version of lxc doesn't support gateway/default route assignment (lxc 0.7.5-3ubuntu67). I've been trying like heck to get a few lines to execute ...
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LXC and port overlapping

I've done a lot of searching on Google and browsed what I could find on Server Fault, but can't find any solution to this. I have a server that is running LXC containers (2 for right now, both ...
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Cannot start XML defined Linux Container, faulty cgroup mount

Using ubuntu 13.04 latest; i've installed lxc and various other tools Here's my XML definition: <domain type='lxc'> <name>vm1</name> <memory>500000</memory> ...
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Allowed cgroup devices for libvirt/lxc container

I want to allow my libvirt/lxc containers to use tun/tap device. In order to do so I for a running container I can add it to the allowed devices by: # echo "c 10:200 rwm" > ...
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Configuring bridging between a linux containers (LXC) interface and the hosts

I want to run 2 LXC containers under a host, and I want each to have their own IP on the network, let's say the host has 10.10.1.10 and the containers have 10.10.1.11 and 10.10.1.12. Does my setup ...
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Managing LXC containers in EC2

I have an EC2 instance running inside a VPC. I need to run a service inside a LXC container started in that instance and to make the service available to the outside world. I have therefore created a ...
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LXC, Port forwarding and iptables

I have a LXC container (10.0.3.2) running on a host. A service is running inside the container on port 7000. From the host (10.0.3.1, lxcbr0), I can reach the service: $ telnet 10.0.3.2 7000 Trying ...
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Technology for short-lived private VMs

I'm trying to build a system that will run short-lived (CI and test builds) of software components, it's mandatory according to my requirements that each live on a private host. I'm taking that ...
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Running systemd based container in LXC

I'm currently trying to run an Arch Linux container using LXC on an Ubuntu 12.04 host. Arch Linux has recently migrated to systemd, which according to a variety of places has some problems operating ...
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Mounting a network file system inside LXC on Ubuntu 12.10

On an Ubuntu 12.10 server, I created an Ubuntu cloud lxc container. In the /var/lib/lxc/MY_CONTAINER/config file, I uncommented the line: lxc.aa_profile = unconfined and started the container. ...
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Different behavior of ubuntu-cloud image between LXC and libvirt-lxc

I've used ubuntu-cloud template as LXC containers, and they all worked fine. Recently I switched to use libvirt-lxc, and followed instructions in Ubuntu document, but the image initialized differently ...
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lxc vm access outside the host

On Debian 64bit, I configured a lxc like this : host ip : 172.16.0.25 vm guest on this host : 172.16.0.44 I've done the bridge on my host auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual up ...
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lxc-console only works once

I have a debian-squeeze host-system on which I have installed lxc. i created a (squeeze) container, and started it. then I'm trying to get inside the container with lxc-console. everything works fine ...
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eth0 on lxc does not work

I am facing some problems that the eth0 on lxc container does not work. I already tried Bridging LXC containers to host eth0 so they can have a public IP, but it does not help. On my host (Ubuntu on ...
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Move an LXC container to a dm-crypt/LUKS filesystem

I need to move a container to a different filesystem, specifically a subdir of an already mounted LUKS/dm-crypt home dir. I tried moving it there and then bind mounting or symlinking it to ...
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Systemd under LXC does not believe network device exists

I am running Arch Linux under LXC. I have a systemd unit file for dhcpcd (a DHCP client) that includes: BindsTo=sys-subsystem-net-devices-eth0.device And indeed, eth0 exists and is functioning: # ...
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Networking (dhcpcd) under LXC

I would like to boot an Arch Linux instance using LXC. Just about everything works, but I'm encountering the following error when trying to configure an interface using dhcpcd: # dhcpcd eth0 ...
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Set up LXC container as VM with its own IP address

I need to set up a fenced environment in on Ubuntu server. The actual use case is to have two separate websites running on the same physical box, but I want one of those websites running in a fenced ...
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NAT for static private addresses

Could someone please help me out with the following scenario: I have a machine that hosts 3 lxc containers, and acts like a router for them. The LXC containers have private ip addresses set on the ...
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OpenVZ has vzctl exec, what is the equivelent for lxc

I'm switching from OpenVZ to lxc. The one thing that is really bugging me is that I can't find a lxc alternative to vzctl exec. Before on OpenVZ I could do vzctl exec 1033 restart nginx. Now, all I ...
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How to create a LXC container on LVM from an OpenVZ template?

I have a lot of experience using OpenVZ, but I want to give LXC a try on a server where perfect isolation is not a concern. The main reason for the switch is preferring Ubuntu Server LTS as the base ...
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Bridging LXC containers to host eth0 so they can have a public IP

UPDATE: I found the solution there: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/networking/bridge#No_traffic_gets_trough_.28except_ARP_and_STP.29 # cd /proc/sys/net/bridge # ls ...
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Limit memory and cpu with lxc-execute

I would like to isolate processes using lxc-execute. Is it possible to set bandwidth, cpu and memory limit? I had a look in the man of lxc.conf but I did not find it exhaustive.
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Chef-Server fails startup

I've installed chef-server from the chef apt repository using these instructions and everything seems to work until I try to start chef-server. I'm running Debian Squeeze in a Linux container (LXC). ...
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lxc bandwidth control using tc

I am trying to restrict bandwidth inside my containers. I have tried using the following commands , But I think it is not getting effective. cd /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls/ echo 0x1001 > ...
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No tun device in lxc guest for openvpn

I am trying to set up an openvpn server inside a lxc guest. However, it seams there is no tun device available in the container. Starting openvpn inside the container gives me this error: Tue Sep 18 ...
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howto remove udev from centos(lxc-guest) without dependencies

i downloaded a openvz template for my lxc server to create a new centos 6.3 guest. Now the guest is not starting because udev is hanging in the boot process. Last time i didn't had this problem but ...
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Debian bridged network between virtual machines

I installed two linux containers (lxc) in a debian squeeze server so the environment is as follows: Physical server: 192.168.2.200 Linux container 1: 192.168.2.201 Linux container 2: 192.168.2.202 ...
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Why can't rsyslogd find libgcc_s.so.1?

Scenario: Running a debootstrapped Ubuntu 11.4 lxc guest on a Ubuntu 12.4 lxc host. Inside the lxc guest, rsyslogd is constantly crashing with SIGABRT stating: libgcc_s.so.1 must be installed for ...
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Link all LXC node APT caches to the host machine's APT cache

I have a number of LXC containers (ubuntu template) which all have their own separate APT caches. /var/lib/lxc/*/rootfs/var/cache/apt/archives/ I would like to have these linked to the host ...
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“mount error(13): Permission denied” only in LXC container for CIFS/Samba share

I have a samba share that mounts just fine under the Ubuntu 12.04 host: root:~# mount -t cifs -o credentials=/var/lib/lxc/vpn/rootfs/etc/samba/desktop.credentials //desktop/Media /media/Media But ...
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installing debian with debootstrap and lxc instead of debootstrap and chroot

So I need to 'install' (or rather prepare a root filesystem for) a Debian system and that was done with debootstrap and chroot before. However due to the not-very-existent isolation of chroots (with ...
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firehol (firewall) with bridge: how to filter

I have two interfaces: eth0 (public address) and lxcbr0 with 10.0.3.1. I have a LXC guest running with ip 10.0.3.10 This is my firehol config: version 5 trusted_ips=`/usr/local/bin/strip_comments ...
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How to disconnect from lxc-console

I'm working with lxc in Ubuntu 12.04, and it's really great. However, I am unable to disconnect from a lxc-console session after I've connected. I read somewhere that Ctrl-aq will disconnect me from ...
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Linux Container conversion to Vagrant and back

The situation is the following: we have an lxc (linux-container), which contains a Debian Squeeze distribution, built up with a preseed file. We wanted to add some extra packages (packages for the OMF ...
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fail2ban on server with LXC Containers

The issue is modprobe and iptables don't work inside an LXC Container. LXC is the userspace control package for Linux Containers, a lightweight virtual system mechanism sometimes described as ...
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When I restart my LXC environment, the container does not re-bind to the IP address

The IP does no longer respond to a remote ping With restart I mean: lxc-stop -n vm3 lxc-start -n vm3 -f /etc/lxc/vm3.conf -d -- /etc/network/interfaces auto lo iface lo inet loopback up route ...