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 Oracle® Linux 6: Administrator's Solutions Guide for more information on how to configure and use Linux Containers.