LXC - Debian installation


Let’s follow the Debian LXC guide!

$ aptitude update

# let's get a decent LXC version ;-)
$ aptitude -t jessie-backports install lxc

# required for recent Debian/Ubuntu containers
$ aptitude -t jessie-backports install debootstrap

# required for CentOS containers
$ aptitude install yum

Network configuration

lxc.network.type = veth
lxc.network.link = lxcbr0
lxc.network.flags = up
lxc.network.hwaddr = 00:16:3e:xx:xx:xx

Applying the modifications

Restart lxc-net so the modifications are taken into account, and the lxcbr0 network bridge is created:

$ systemctl restart lxc-net

$ ip -4 addr show lxcbr0
5: lxcbr0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state DOWN group default
    inet scope global lxcbr0
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever