How to install LXD
on Arch Linux

LXD snap

LXD

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System container manager and API

LXD is a system container manager

With LXD you can run hundreds of containers of a variety of Linux distributions, apply resource limits, pass in directories, USB devices or GPUs and setup any network and storage you want.

LXD containers are lightweight, secure by default and a great alternative to running Linux virtual machines.

Run any Linux distribution you want

Pre-made images are available for Ubuntu, Alpine Linux, ArchLinux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, OpenSUSE and more.

A full list of available images can be found here: https://images.linuxcontainers.org

Can't find the distribution you want? It's easy to make your own images too, either using our distrobuilder tool or by assembling your own image tarball by hand.

Containers at scale

LXD is network aware and all interactions go through a simple REST API, making it possible to remotely interact with containers on remote systems, copying and moving them as you wish.

Want to go big? LXD also has built-in clustering support, letting you turn dozens of servers into one big LXD server.

Configuration options

Supported options for the LXD snap (snap set lxd KEY=VALUE):

  • criu.enable: Enable experimental live-migration support [default=false]
  • daemon.debug: Increases logging to debug level [default=false]
  • daemon.group: Group of users that can interact with LXD [default=lxd]
  • ceph.builtin: Use snap-specific ceph configuration [default=false]
  • openvswitch.builtin: Run a snap-specific OVS daemon [default=false]

Documentation: https://lxd.readthedocs.io

Details for LXD

License
Apache-2.0
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Yesterday

Enable snaps on Arch Linux and install LXD

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

On Arch Linux, snap can be installed from the Arch User Repository (AUR). The manual build process is the Arch-supported install method for AUR packages, and you’ll need the prerequisites installed before you can install any AUR package. You can then install snap with the following:

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install LXD

To install LXD, simply use the following command:

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