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LXC

4.5
(2 reviews)

LXC by Linuxcontainers.org is a set of tools, templates, library and language bindings. It's pretty low level, very flexible and covers just about every containment feature supported by the upstream kernel.

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LXC review by Lukas S.
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"Powerful but complex"

What do you like best?

LXC is very flexible in nearly every imaginable aspect. It's also very performant and rock-solid, and like other similar virtualization methods it doesn't waste unused system resources.

What do you dislike?

Getting started with LXC is kinda complicated. Configuration has ton of options, tools can be confusing and behaviour in some aspects is not very intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd recommend reading example configs by other people, trying to understand what they did.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used LXC before Docker was around for locking applications into small containers, mostly webhosting related. Build a few bash-scripts basically doing with LXC what Docker was initially designed for.

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LXC review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"The easiest container system ever"

What do you like best?

I'm in love with the ease of use of the LXC and its great integration with Ubuntu.

What do you dislike?

Some parts, like the storage and migrating containers, as well as some more advanced networking features aren't well documented.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Isolating different systems to run as containers.

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