Nov 7 – 9, 2022
Prague, Czech Republic
Europe/Prague timezone

LXD: Containers for Human Beings

Nov 7, 2022, 2:30 PM
Karlin 2 (Hilton Prague)

Karlin 2

Hilton Prague

50 Minute Talk Infrastructure


Amolith Seregion (he/him/his)
Linux Lads Podcast


When people talk about containers, they're usually referring to application containers, Docker in particular. This talk focuses on a different category: system containers. They're similar to VMs but lightweight like Docker and perfect for homelabs.*

We'll briefly cover the similarities and differences between application containers, system containers, and VMs then we'll shift our focus to LXD, a tool created by Canonical that facilitates easy management of both system containers through LXC and VMs through QEMU. We'll go through installation, setup, and the basics of actually running applications in LXD.

*They're also very well-suited for much larger businesses, but this talk is aimed primarily at individuals or small groups.

Session author bios

Amolith is a sysadmin, developer, university student, small business owner, musician, and co-host of the Linux Lads podcast. He dove head-first into the Linux and open source world somewhere in 2017 and has been living and breathing it ever since.

Level of Difficulty Intermediate

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