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LXD: five easy pieces

By Michael Iatrou on 26 January 2018

Machine containers, like LXD, proliferate in the datacenters: they provide a native control plane for OpenStack and a lightweight hypervisor for its tenants. LXD optimizes resource allocation and utilization for Kubernetes clusters,…

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Meltdown, Spectre and Ubuntu: What you need to know

By Christian Reis on 24 January 2018

As details of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities1 have become clearer a number of statements have been published by the multiple vendors affected; Canonical has issued advisories and updates on fixes and mitigations, the latest of…

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Kernel team summary – 24 January 2018

By Canonical on 24 January 2018

January 09 through January 23 The Kernel Team is completely focused on addressing any Spectre and Meltdown issues as they arise. A secure Ubuntu is our top priority. No new Livepatches are being produced and our regular SRU cycles are…

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LXD weekly status #31

By Stéphane Graber on 24 January 2018

Introduction Nothing too major happened this past week. Part of the time was at an internal planning meeting and the rest have been working on clustering, preparation for 3.0 and fixing a variety of bugs. Next week the entire LXD team will…

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Ubuntu Server development summary – 23 January 2018

By Joshua Powers on 23 January 2018

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-server channel on…

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Spectre mitigation updates available for testing in Ubuntu Proposed

By Dustin Kirkland on 17 January 2018

Canonical holds Ubuntu to the highest standards of security and quality. This week we published candidate Ubuntu kernels providing mitigation for CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5753 (ie, Spectre / Variants 1 & 2) to their respective…

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LXD weekly status #30

By Stéphane Graber on 16 January 2018

Introduction The main highlight for this week was the inclusion of the new proxy device in LXD, thanks to the hard work of some University of Texas students! The rest of the time was spent fixing a number of bugs, working on various bits…

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Monitor your Kubernetes Cluster

By Kevin W Monroe on 16 January 2018

This article originally appeared on Kevin Monroe’s blog Keeping an eye on logs and metrics is a necessary evil for cluster admins. The benefits are clear: metrics help you set reasonable performance goals, while log analysis can…

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Meltdown and Spectre Status Update

By Dean Henrichsmeyer on 12 January 2018

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 we released Ubuntu kernel updates for mitigation of CVE-2017-5754 (aka Meltdown / Variant 3) for the x86-64 architecture. Releases were made for the following supported Ubuntu series: 12.04 ESM Precise (kernel…

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LXD weekly status #29

By Stéphane Graber on 8 January 2018

Introduction And we’re back from the holidays! This “weekly” summary is covering everything that happened the past 3 weeks. The big highlight was the release of LXD 2.21 on the 19th of December. During the holidays, we merged quite a…

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Ubuntu Updates for the Meltdown / Spectre Vulnerabilities

By Dustin Kirkland on 4 January 2018

  For up-to-date patch, package, and USN links, please refer to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Securi...   Unfortunately, you’ve probably already read about one of the most widespread security issues…