Get acquainted with the world of LXCAbout This BookGet the most practical and up-to-date resource on LXC and take full advantage of what Linux containers can offer in the day-to-day operations of large-scale applicationsLearn how to deploy and administer various workloads such as web applications inside LXCSave your organization time and money by building robust and secure containers and by speeding the deployment process of your softwareWho This Book Is ForThis book is for Linux engineers and software developers who are looking to deploy applications in a fast, secure, and scalable way for use in testing and production.What You Will LearnDeep dive into the foundations of Linux containers with kernel namespaces and cgroupsInstall, configure, and administer Linux containers with LXC and libvirtBegin writing applications using Python libvirt bindingsTake an in-depth look at container networkingSet up monitoring and security with LXCBuild and deploy a highly available application with LXC in the cloudIn DetailIn recent years, containers have gained wide adoption by businesses running a variety of application loads. This became possible largely due to the advent of kernel namespaces and better resource management with control groups (cgroups). Linux containers (LXC) are a direct implementation of those kernel features that provide operating system level virtualization without the overhead of a hypervisor layer.This book starts by introducing the foundational concepts behind the implementation of LXC, then moves into the practical aspects of installing and configuring LXC containers. Moving on, you will explore container networking, security, and backups. You will also learn how to deploy LXC with technologies like Open Stack and Vagrant. By the end of the book, you will have a solid grasp of how LXC is implemented and how to run production applications in a highly available and scalable way.Style and approachA practical guide that introduces the core technologies behind Linux containers and provides a deep dive into installation, configuration, and operations of LXC.