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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

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Details for Multipass

GPL-3.0 OR Proprietary
Last updated
16 October 2019

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Where people are using Multipass

Users by distribution (log)

ubuntu 18.04
ubuntu 19.10
ubuntu 16.04
ubuntu 19.04
neon 18.04
ubuntu 18.10
linuxmint 19.2
debian 10
fedora 31
debian 9
ubuntu 20.04
debian sid
centos 7
linuxmint 19.1
elementary 5.0
fedora 30
linuxmint 19
ubuntu 14.04
raspbian 10
raspbian 9
linuxmint 18.3
linuxmint 18.2
zorin 15
solus 4.0

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