Unlike the other alternatives, which requires specially patched kernels to run it, LXC got fully functional in the upstream kernel since 2.6.29, which is a plus as it made it easier to deploy it in many prexisting distros which ship 2.6.29, including Fedora - without messing around with the distro packages.
In this HOWTO, I'll guide through the process of deploying your own LXC in Fedora 12, with NAT to libvirt's virbr0
yum install libvirt lxc
(ping me if i forgot to add any packages)
start libvirt so that virbr0 is configured
/sbin/service libvirtd start
mount control group in /cgroup
echo "none /cgroup cgroup defaults 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
LXC Fedora Script
lxcrpm provides a script named
lxc-fedorato aid creation of lxc container. However, when I tried it, it doesnt quite work. After some googling, I found this guide http://blog.bodhizazen.net/linux/lxc-configure-fedora-containers/, of which, based on it, I've updated the lxc-fedora script accordingly to make it work using
You can grab the script in my FedoraPeople GIT repository here : lxc-febootstrap
Download the script and save it somewhere in you system path.
Creating the Container
The script would install the container rootfs in /var/lib/lxc/rootfs/. So make sure you have enough free space to store it (around 400MB for the base bootstrap). You'll also need approximately 400MB in /var/cache/lxc for the reusable vanilla copy of the rootfs.
Answer the questions from the script, and wait until the process is done. At the end of the process, the script would ask for a password for root. Set it.
Controlling the LXC Container
You can start the container using:
lxc-start -n <containername>
You can start the container in background using:
lxc-start -d -n <containername>
Stop it using:
lxc-stop -n <containername>
Destroy it using:
Connect to a console of the LXC using:
lxc-console -n <containername>
lxc-febootstrapscript have been configured to make use of libvirt's virbr0. It is a virtual bridge, so treat it like any other networking bridge in Linux.
The default configuration of virbr0 (if i'm not mistaken) is that it have dhcp and routing already configured for virtual machines that utilize it. So, networking should JustWorks (unless I missed certain steps in this guide, currently it worksforme).
Thats it .. Enjoy and Happy Hacking :D