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Containerization with LXC

By : Konstantin Ivanov
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Containerization with LXC

By: Konstantin Ivanov

Overview of this book

In recent years, containers have gained wide adoption by businesses running a variety of application loads. This became possible largely due to the advent of kernel namespaces and better resource management with control groups (cgroups). Linux containers (LXC) are a direct implementation of those kernel features that provide operating system level virtualization without the overhead of a hypervisor layer. This book starts by introducing the foundational concepts behind the implementation of LXC, then moves into the practical aspects of installing and configuring LXC containers. Moving on, you will explore container networking, security, and backups. You will also learn how to deploy LXC with technologies like Open Stack and Vagrant. By the end of the book, you will have a solid grasp of how LXC is implemented and how to run production applications in a highly available and scalable way.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Containerization with LXC
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LXC provides a toolset that makes it quite easy and convenient to build, start, and manipulate containers. Using the included templates and configuration files further simplifies this process. In this chapter, we saw practical examples on how to install, configure, and start LXC on Ubuntu and CentOS distributions. You learned how to create container root filesystems and how to write simple configuration files.

In the next chapter, we'll have a look at how to configure system resources in LXC and explore alternative ways of working with LXC, by utilizing the libvrit toolkit and libraries.