Ubuntu Canonical Livepatch Service

Since I am running several machines with LXD containers, it is extra important to keep the host kernel up-to-date with security patches since every container uses the host kernel. Using Canonicals Livepatch Service enables live patching without a reboot / restart for free for up to 3 machines. For this to work you need: Fully … Continue reading “Ubuntu Canonical Livepatch Service”

Latest stable LXD on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have previously a small guide on how to get started with LXD 2.0 here. This however install LXD 2.0.5 and the current stable version is 2.6.2 at the time of writing. The whole setup is on a KVM VPS at RamNode (affiliate link, I highly recommend them and use them myself!). Notice that OpenVZ … Continue reading “Latest stable LXD on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS”

Getting started with LXD 2.0 container hypervisor

For the past few years I have been migrating between different OpenVZ VPS providers and each time it has been a hassle to migrate and upgrade my virtual machines between them. Then I stumbled upon LXD which in combination with a KVM VPS seems like a perfect fit for running multiple containers on a single … Continue reading “Getting started with LXD 2.0 container hypervisor”