3.14 Configuring and Using Linux Containers


Linux Containers (LXC) are available in Oracle Linux 6 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (2.6.29 or above). LXC is a Technology Preview feature that is made available for testing and evaluation purposes, but is not recommended for production systems.

The LXC feature provides a way to isolate a group of processes from other processes that are running on an Oracle Linux system. LXC is a lightweight operating system virtualization technology that uses the control group (cgroup) feature to provide resource management and namespace isolation in a similar manner to chroot. Within a container, processes can have their own private view of the operating system with its own process ID space, file system structure, and network interfaces.

See the Oracle Linux Administrator's Solutions Guide for more information on how to configure and use Linux Containers.