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Thursday, February 19 • 2:40pm - 3:30pm
LXD: The Next Big Step For The LXC Project - Stéphane Graber, Canonical

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The LXD container "hypervisor" project announced during the OpenStack Summit in November last year is the next big step for the LXC project.

It's a chance to rethink the LXC user experience to provide something which works both for a developer working on their laptop and for a system administrator managing hundreds of hosts and thousands of containers.

In a nutshell LXD is a daemon, sitting on top of LXC's API and exposing a REST API to manage LXC containers locally or over the network.

That simple and clean API can then be used by any tool wanting to interact with those LXD hosts. Two clients come with LXD itself, a command line tool and an OpenStack Nova plugin. The former is meant for the regular LXC user and for people who do not wish to deploy or need a full OpenStack setup. The latter is designed to seamlessly provide container support in your existing OpenStack infrastructure, letting you easily mix virtual machines and containers.

This talk will be a quick introduction to the ideas behind LXD (security, simplicity, extensibility and scalability), followed by a demo of what's working today (after 3 months of work), the current roadmap and then answer any question the audience might have.

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Stéphane Graber

Software Engineer, Canonical Ltd.
Stéphane Graber works as the technical lead for LXD at Canonical Ltd. He is the upstream project leader for LXC and LXD and a frequent speaker and track leader at the various containers and other Linux related events.Stéphane is also a long time contributor to the Ubuntu Linuxdistribution... Read More →

Thursday February 19, 2015 2:40pm - 3:30pm PST
Alexander Valley Ballroom II

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