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I'm having difficulty overseeing the possibilities of howto deploy an application on to a fresh LXC container.

Say I have a fresh LXC container, how would I provision it with my to-be deployed application?

  1. Am I working against the intended use of LXC to start a new container for a new deployment? i.e., should I instead be looking at containers as long running just like a VM?
  2. I'd like to use Ansible, but the methods of actually interfacing with a lxc container are limited. Modules bundled in Ansible allow you to start, stop, create a container, but actually installing software in the container is hard because a clean container does not allow to be accessed through SSH. Does anyone have success deploying with ansible to LXC without needing to write a lot of glue code?
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Check ansible-lxc-ssh connection plugin:

This plugin allows to use Ansible on a remote server hosting LXC containers, without having to install SSH servers in each LXC container.

The plugin connects to the host using SSH, then uses lxc-attach to enter the container. This means the SSH connection must login as root, otherwise lxc-attach will fail.

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