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lxc (11) Versions 0.1.0

Chef driven Linux Containers

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cookbook 'lxc', '= 0.1.0'
cookbook 'lxc', '= 0.1.0', :supermarket
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LXC

Manage linux containers with Chef.

Recipes

default

Installs the packages and configuration files needed for lxc on the server. If the node uses apt-cacher-ng as a client, the server will be reused when building containers.

install_dependencies

Installs the packages needed to support lxc's containers.

containers

This recipe creates all of the containers defined in the ['lxc']['containers'] hash. Here is an example of an example container:

node['lxc']['containers']['example'] = { 
  'template' => 'ubuntu',
  'trim' => , false,
  'debug' => , true 
}

You may set trim and debug to true if you need them (default is false).

Backing store file system and template options are not yet supported.

knife

Install and manage containers via the knife-remotelxc plugin.

Example

include_recipe 'lxc'

lxc_container 'my_container' do
  action :create
  validation_client 'my-validator'
  server_uri 'https://api.opscode.com/organizations/myorg'
  validator_pem content_from_encrypted_dbag
  run_list ['role[base]']
  chef_enabled true
end

lxc_container 'my_container_clone' do
  action :clone
  base_container 'my_container'
  chef_enabled true
end

lxc_service 'my_container_clone' do
  action :start
end

Containers do not have to be Chef enabled but it does make them extremely easy to configure. If you want the Omnibus installer cached, you can set the attribute

node['omnibus_updater']['cache_omnibus_installer'] = true

in a role or environment (default is false). The lxc_container resource also provides initialize_commands which an array of commands can be provided that will be run after the container is created.

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