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Containerization with LXC. Build, manage, and configure Linux containers

Containerization with LXC. Build, manage, and configure Linux containers

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.

  • 1. Introduction to Linux containers
  • 2. Installing and running LXC on Linux systems
  • 3. Command-line operations using native and libvirt tools
  • 4. LXC code integration with Python
  • 5. Networking in LXC with the Linux bridge and Open vSwitch
  • 6. Clustering and horizontal scaling with LXC
  • 7. Monitoring and backups in a containerized world
  • 8. Using LXC with OpenStack
  • 9. Appendix