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LXD weekly status #33

By Stéphane Graber on 7 February 2018

Weekly status for the week of the 29th of January to the 5th of February 2018. Introduction This past week, the entire LXD team was meeting in Brussels to work together for a few days ahead of FOSDEM. During those days, we’ve been looking…

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LXD weekly status #32

By Stéphane Graber on 29 January 2018

The focus of this week has been preparing for our trip to Brussels where we’ll be spending 3 days all working together on LXD before attending and presenting at FOSDEM. @brauner is making good progress on preparing for the liblxc 3.0…

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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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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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LXD Weekly Status #28

By Stéphane Graber on 18 December 2017

Introduction This is our last status update before we break for the holidays. On the LXD side of things, this past week saw the inclusion of a couple of minor features (–all flag and boot.stop.priority option) and quite a few…

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LXD Weekly Status #25

By Stéphane Graber on 27 November 2017

Introduction This week has been split between some upcoming feature work (infiniband and clustering), helping some new contributors get started with contributing to LXD and doing a lot of backports to the stable branches. Our stable branch…

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LXD Weekly Status #24: LXD 2.20

By Stéphane Graber on 20 November 2017

The highlight of this week was the release of LXD 2.20 which introduces a number of exciting new features. LXD 2.20 should now be available everywhere through both native packages and snap. We also started the process of deprecating the…

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LXD Weekly Status #23

By Stéphane Graber on 13 November 2017

Introduction The main focus this past week has been on merging a pretty large refactoring branch on top of LXD. This moves a lot of code around to make it more testable and easier to plug in a new database implementation in preparation for…

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LXD Weekly Status #22

By Stéphane Graber on 6 November 2017

Introduction Another pretty quiet week for LXD as we keep working on a number of larger features that aren’t ready to land yet. Now that the Ubuntu 18.04 development release is open for contributions, we’re pushing LXD 2.19,…

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LXD Weekly Status #20: Authentication, Conferences & More

By Stéphane Graber on 23 October 2017

Introduction This week was busy with stable releases. All in all, we released: LXD 2.19 (feature release) LXC 1.0.11 (bugfix release) LXC 2.0.9 (bugfix release) LXC 2.1.1 (bugfix release) LXCFS 2.0.8 (bugfix release) LXD 2.0.11 (bugfix…

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LXD Weekly Status #19

By Stéphane Graber on 16 October 2017

Introduction This past week, part of the team was back in New York for more planning meetings, getting the details of the next 6 months, including LXC, LXD and LXCFS 3.0 fleshed out. The rest of the team made good progress on some smaller…

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LXD 2.17 has been released

By Stéphane Graber on 23 August 2017

The changes in this release include New features: Add support for specifying the ceph user (using the “ceph.user.name” property) Implement “instance types” as an easy way to specify limits (e.g. “lxc launch…