How to install LXD
on Linux Mint

LXD

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
Last updated
2 December 2019

Enable snaps on Linux Mint 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

Snap is available for Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya), Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia), and the latest releases, Linux Mint 19 (Tara) and Linux Mint 19.1 (Tessa). You can find out which version of Linux Mint you’re running by opening System info from the Preferences menu. To install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd and click Install.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd

Either restart your machine, or log out and in again, to complete the installation.

Install LXD

To install LXD, simply use the following command:

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Get the snap store

Browse and find snaps from the convenience of your desktop using the snap store snap.

Learn more about snaps

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