Trying to create an LXC container in Ubuntu? We can help you create an LXC container.
With a few steps, we can create an LXC container in Ubuntu.
At Bobcares, we often get requests from our customers to create an LXC container as part of our Server Management Services.
Today, we’ll see how our Support Engineers create LXC containers in Ubuntu.
LXC container in ubuntu
Linux container is an operating system-level virtualization method. It is used to run multiple isolated Linux system hosts using a single Linux kernel.
LXC typically offer less isolation than a virtual machine. There are 2 distinct ways to use LXC.
To create an LXC container in Ubuntu, a new Ubuntu instance with a minimum of 2 GB RAM is required.
It also requires a static IP address. Let’s discuss how our Support Engineers create a container in Linux.
How we create LXC container in Ubuntu
Recently one of our customers contacted us requesting to create a container in his new Ubuntu instance. Let’s discuss how our Support Engineers create an LXC container.
First, our Support Engineers make sure all the packages are up-to-date. We use the command.
If any updates are available we press y to update the packages.
Now we install the LXC using the command.
apt-get install lxc lxc-templates
After installing we start the LXC service using the command.
systemctl start lxc.service
Then we use the below command to check the LXC configuration.
There are multiple templates available at the location /usr/share/lxc/templates.
So, to create a container we use the command.
lxc-create -n container_name -t container_template
For example, to create a container with the Ubuntu template we use the command.
lxc-create -n new-container -t ubuntu
Executing the command it uses the default username and password. The default username and password is ubuntu.
Now we list the container using the command.
Therefore, to start the container we use the command.
lxc-start -n new-container -d
Finally to launch the container we use the command.
lxc-console -n new-container
It will prompt for a username and password. We enter the login to access the container.
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In short, we have discussed about LXC container. Also, we saw how our Support Engineers create an LXC container in ubuntu.