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.
Supported options for the LXD snap (snap set lxd KEY=VALUE):
- ceph.builtin: Use snap-specific ceph configuration [default=false]
- 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]
- daemon.preseed: A YAML configuration to feed `lxd init` on initial start
- lxcfs.pidfd: Start per-container process tracking [default=false]
- lxcfs.loadavg: Start tracking per-container load average [default=false]
- lxcfs.cfs: Consider CPU shares for CPU usage [default=false]
- openvswitch.builtin: Run a snap-specific OVS daemon [default=false]
- shiftfs.enable: Enable shiftfs support [default=auto]
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.
Snap can be installed from the command line on openSUSE Leap 42.3, Leap 15 and Tumbleweed.
You need first add the snappy repository from the terminal. Leap 15 users, for example, can do this with the following command:
Swap out openSUSE_Leap_15.0 for either openSUSE_Leap_42.3 or openSUSE_Tumbleweed if you’re using a different version of openSUSE.
With the repository added, import its GPG key:
Finally, upgrade the package cache to include the new snappy repository:
Snap can now be installed with the following:
You then need to either reboot, logout/login or source /etc/profile to have /snap/bin added to PATH.
Additionally, enable and start both the snapd and the snapd.apparmor services with the following commands: