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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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In this chapter, you became familiar with the Linux Bridge and learned how to connect LXC containers to it. We also looked at Open vSwitch as an alternative to the Linux bridge. We then explored the various network configuration options that LXC presents and saw few examples.

We ended the chapter by demonstrating how to connect LXC to the host network and to other containers using, NAT, VLAN, direct connect, and more advanced nodes such as MAC VLAN.

In the next chapter, we are going to put all the knowledge you gained so far into practice, by building a highly available and scalable application deployment using LXC and HAProxy.