How to install Multipass
on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Multipass

Multipass

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Instant Ubuntu VMs

Multipass is a tool to launch and manage VMs on Windows, Mac and Linux that simulates a cloud environment with support for cloud-init. Get Ubuntu on-demand with clean integration to your IDE and version control on your native platform.

Launch an instance (by default you get the current Ubuntu LTS)

multipass launch --name foo

Run commands in that instance, try running bash (logout or ctrl-d to quit)

multipass exec foo -- lsb_release -a

Pass a cloud-init metadata file to an instance on launch

multipass launch -n bar --cloud-init cloud-config.yaml

See your instances

multipass list

Stop and start instances

multipass stop
multipass start

Get help

multipass help

Details for Multipass

License
GPL-3.0 OR Proprietary
Last updated
16 October 2019

Enable snaps on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and install Multipass

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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, from the 7.6 release onward, from the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository.

It is not yet available in the EPEL 8 repository, and consequently, not yet available for RHEL 8 unless you build the RPM yourself.

The EPEL repository can be added to your system with the following command:

Adding the optional and extras repositories is also recommended:

sudo subscription-manager repos --enable "rhel-*-optional-rpms" --enable "rhel-*-extras-rpms" sudo yum update

Snap can now be installed as follows:

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 Multipass

To install Multipass, 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

Interested to find out more about snaps? Want to publish your own application? Visit snapcraft.io now.