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Practical LXC and LXD

Linux Containers for Virtualization and Orchestration


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Senthil Kumaran S.
    Pages 1-9
  3. Senthil Kumaran S.
    Pages 11-21
  4. Senthil Kumaran S.
    Pages 23-38
  5. Senthil Kumaran S.
    Pages 39-58
  6. Senthil Kumaran S.
    Pages 59-95
  7. Senthil Kumaran S.
    Pages 97-144
  8. Senthil Kumaran S.
    Pages 145-155
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 157-159

About this book


Use Linux containers as an alternative virtualization technique to virtualize your operating system environment. This book will cover LXC’s unmatched flexibility with virtualization and LXD’s smooth user experience.

Practical LXC and LXD begins by introducing you to Linux containers (LXC and LXD). You will then go through use cases based on LXC and LXD. Next, you will see the internal workings of LXC and LXD by considering the repositories and templates used. You will then learn how to integrate LXC and LXD with common virtualization and orchestration tools such as libvirt and SaltStack. Finally, you will dive into containerization and security. The book will explore some of the common problems in security and provide a case study on how containerization can help mitigate some of the operating system-level security issues in an IoT environment.

You will:
  • Get an introduction to Linux containers
  • Discover the basics of LXC and LXD
  • See use cases that can be solved with LXC and LXD – for developers, devops, and system administrators
  • Master LXC and LXD repositories
  • Use LXC and LXD with common virtualization and orchestration tools
  • Consider a containerization and security in IoT case study


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ChennaiIndia

About the authors

Senthil Kumaran S, popularly called “stylesen” on the Internet, is from Chennai, India, and is currently working as a LAVA Software Engineer for Linaro Ltd., in Cambridge, UK. He is a free software enthusiast and contributes to many free open source software projects. He is a Full Committer of the Apache Subversion version control system project and a Project Management Committee (PMC) member at Apache Software Foundation. As a Debian Maintainer, Senthil maintains packages such as django-compat and many Linaro Automated Validation Architecture (LAVA)-related packages for the Debian operating system. He has previously authored the book Open Source in the Tamil language. Senthil has contributed many articles to Linux For You magazine and is a regular speaker at various technical events. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India, and a master’s degree in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, India.

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