Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Turning physical systems into containers

Migrating to system containers

System containers such as those that LXD can run are effectively Linux systems but without a Linux kernel. So wouldn't it be nice to just be able to take an existing physical system or virtual machine and transfer it over the network to a LXD host, then boot it as a container without needing any manual transfer process?

This is what I'll be demoing in this short talk, using a small piece of software that uses the LXD migration API to stream a system over the network to a remote LXD server, turning it into a container.


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