Virtualization with Linux Containers (LXC)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4

SUSE Documentation Team

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

LXC is a lightweight virtualization method to run multiple virtual units (containers, akin to chroot) simultaneously on a single control host. Containers are isolated with Kernel Control Groups (cgroups) and Kernel Namespaces.

LXC provides an operating system-level virtualization where the Kernel controls the isolated containers. With other full virtualization solutions like Xen, KVM, or libvirt the processor simulates a complete hardware environment and controls its virtual machines.