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Practical LXC and LXD

Linux Containers for Virtualization and Orchestration

Authors: Kumaran S., Senthil

  • The first book covering both LXC and LXD 
  • Covers LXC and LXD integration with tools such as Libvirt and SaltStack
  • Includes a case study on containerization within an IoT environment
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eBook 23,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3024-4
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Softcover 29,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3023-7
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About this book

Use Linux containers as an alternative virtualization technique to virtualize your operating system environment. This book will cover LXC’s unmatched flexibility with virtualization and LXD’s smooth user experience.
Practical LXC and LXD begins by introducing you to Linux containers (LXC and LXD). You will then go through use cases based on LXC and LXD. Next, you will see the internal workings of LXC and LXD by considering the repositories and templates used. You will then learn how to integrate LXC and LXD with common virtualization and orchestration tools such as libvirt and SaltStack. Finally, you will dive into containerization and security. The book will explore some of the common problems in security and provide a case study on how containerization can help mitigate some of the operating system-level security issues in an IoT environment.
What You Will Learn

  • Get an introduction to Linux containers
  • Discover the basics of LXC and LXD
  • See use cases that can be solved with LXC and LXD – for developers, devops, and system administrators
  • Master LXC and LXD repositories
  • Use LXC and LXD with common virtualization and orchestration tools
  • Consider a containerization and security in IoT case study
Who This Book Is For

The audience for this book should have basic knowledge of Linux and software development in general. The intended readership is primarily software developers, operations engineers, and system administrators who are interested in devops, though managers and enthusiasts will also benefit from this book.

About the authors

Senthil Kumaran S, popularly called “stylesen” on the Internet, is from Chennai, India, and is currently working as a LAVA Software Engineer for Linaro Ltd., in Cambridge, UK. He is a free software enthusiast and contributes to many free open source software projects. He is a Full Committer of the Apache Subversion version control system project and a Project Management Committee (PMC) member at Apache Software Foundation. As a Debian Maintainer, Senthil maintains packages such as django-compat and many Linaro Automated Validation Architecture (LAVA)-related packages for the Debian operating system. He has previously authored the book Open Source in the Tamil language. Senthil has contributed many articles to Linux For You magazine and is a regular speaker at various technical events. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India, and a master’s degree in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, India.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction to Linux Containers

    Kumaran S., Senthil

    Pages 1-9

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  • Installation

    Kumaran S., Senthil

    Pages 11-21

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  • Getting Started with LXC and LXD

    Kumaran S., Senthil

    Pages 23-38

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  • LXC and LXD Resources

    Kumaran S., Senthil

    Pages 39-58

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  • Common Virtualization and Orchestration Tools

    Kumaran S., Senthil

    Pages 59-95

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eBook 23,79 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3024-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 29,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3023-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical LXC and LXD
Book Subtitle
Linux Containers for Virtualization and Orchestration
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Senthil Kumaran S.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3024-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3024-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3023-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 159
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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