The Homelab Show Episode 79 – Virtual or Container?

Virtual Machines and Containers are awesome, but when should you use one versus the other? In this episode, Jay and Talk about some of the deciding factors when it comes to deciding which technology to use.

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Getting started with LXD Containerization

LXD is a next generation container manager that provides additional features that are similar to virtual machines, such as snapshots, storage pools, and more. Using Linux containers (LXC) as the container type, LXD gives you the best of two worlds. In this video, I’ll go over the basics of LXD. You’ll learn how to set it up and launch containers. For this particular video, we’ll focus on LXC commands – but a follow-up that dives more into LXD’s more advanced features is a possibility if there’s enough interest.

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