Linux

Red Hat Container Health Index

Today is the first day of Red Hat Summit 2017, this year in Boston. I'm not there, but am thoroughly enjoying watching the keynotes and other interviews via TheCube on Summit. One of the big things that we've been working on for a while that was announced today is the Container Health Index within our Red Hat Container Catalog. I'm not going to go into detail here as I've already ...

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Introducing Linux virtual containers with LXC

This week's techmail is Introducing Linux virtual containers with LXC. I played with LXC for the first time a little while ago when writing this tip, and it's pretty slick. It's not quite as feature-complete or as robust as OpenVZ, but it's very close. It also has some benefits over OpenVZ, like direct integration with the upstream kernel. LXC is something to watch; it would be extremely cool to see ...

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Gain fine control in OpenVZ with resource management

This week's TechMail is Gain fine control in OpenVZ with resource management which discusses how to setup and manipulate resource management in OpenVZ. As with any other virtualization solution, OpenVZ allows you to assign resources to your containers so they cannot exceed them and consume inappropriate amounts of memory, CPU, or hard drive space.

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Create an OpenVZ container

This week's TechMail is Create an OpenVZ container which discusses how to create your own OpenVZ container using pre-built templates. I've really fallen in love with OpenVZ; I find it much simpler and much faster than VMware or other full virtualization solutions. It's a real shame that it doesn't work with SELinux and that the OpenVZ kernel as provided by the OpenVZ folks doesn't even have SELinux built-in so one can't even ...

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Install OpenVZ on CentOS to create a virtual container

This week's TechMail is Install OpenVZ on CentOS to create a virtual container which discusses using the OpenVZ virtualization software. I have to admit, I've become extremely fond of OpenVZ. I stumbled upon it as the open source version of Virtuozzo which is used by a lot of VPS providers and I completely understand why. All I really need or want (for the most part) is a glorified chroot or ...

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