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
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install Multipass, simply use the following command: