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]
The packages for RHEL 8 and RHEL 7 are in each distribution’s respective Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. The instructions for adding this repository diverge slightly between RHEL 8 and RHEL 7, which is why they’re listed separately below.
The EPEL repository can be added to RHEL 8 with the following command: