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[Fsuk-manchester] MFS Meeting. Tue, 18 June "Linux Containers (LXC): Int

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] MFS Meeting. Tue, 18 June "Linux Containers (LXC): Intro, use and advanced"
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2019 08:55:49 +0100
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* Event: Manchester Free Software's June Meeting

* 15 minute slot 1: Intro to Linux Containers
* 45 minute slot:   Using Linux Containers
* 15 minute slot 2: Linux Containers Advanced Usage
* 15 minute slot 3: Advanced Virtualisation Networking

* Date: Tuesday, 18th June 2019 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00 (Doors open at 18:45 and close at 19:15)
* Finish time: 21:00

* Location: Manchester Technology Centre
  - https://mspl.co.uk/campuses/manchester-technology-centre/
* Address: Oxford Road, Manchester. M1 7ED.
  - By the Mancunian Way flyover.
  - https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/53.47222/-2.23792

== Details ==

=== MFS Introduction and Key Signing ===

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software

Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
For this you'll need to bring paper OpenPGP fingerprint slips, see
`gpg-key2ps` from the `signing-party` package (or equivalent in your
GNU/Linux distro):

=== Schedule ===

19:00-19:05 MFS Introduction and Key Signing
19:05-19:20 Intro to Linux Containers
19:20-19:25 Short Break (5 minutes)
19:25-20:10 Using Linux Containers
20:10-20:25 Long Break (15 minutes)
20:25-20:40 Linux Containers Advanced Usage
20:40-20:45 Short Break (5 minutes)
21:45-21:00 Advanced Virtualisation Networking

=== Topic details ===

This month's topic is Linux Containers (LXC); this is a lightweight
virtualisation technology.  In the "Intro" slot we will explain terms
and technology used then in next slot we will use & explore LXC using
virt-manager.  We'll then go on to advanced usage and finally advanced
virtualisation networking.

If you want to follow along then bring a laptop with Linux Container
tools installed, for Debian that's the package `lxc`, and Virtual
Machine Manager, for Debian that's `virt-manager`.

* https://linuxcontainers.org/
* https://packages.debian.org/lxc
* https://packages.debian.org/virt-manager

==== Intro to Linux Containers ====

This will explain about the history, use cases and technology involved
in Linux Containers such as chroot, control groups (cgroups) and namespaces.

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroot
* https://manpages.debian.org/chroot
* https://manpages.debian.org/cgroups
* https://manpages.debian.org/namespaces

==== Using Linux Containers ====

In the main part of the meeting we will talk about, demonstrate and
explore Linux Containers.  We will use Virtual Machine Manager
(virt-manager) to configure and use the containers.

You are welcome to follow along, see above to have the prerequisites
before the meeting.

==== Linux Containers Advanced Usage ====

This part will contain advanced usage of Linux Containers such as User

==== Advanced Virtualisation Networking ====

In the final part of the meeting we will explore advanced virtualisation
networking using virt-manager.  This will be applicable to both Linux
Containers and QEMU.

== Location ==

The meeting will take place at our new venue of Manchester Technology
Centre, details above.

== Transport ==

=== Parking ===

Please research and decide where to park before heading on your journey
and have a Plan B.

There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue
P in OpenStreetMap centred on Manchester Technology Centre:

Most of those parking lots are owned by NCP:

In some of the side streets in the venue surrounding area there are
parking meter bays that become zero cost after 8pm on Tuesday so you
will have to pay up until then and the maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE
SURE YOU VERIFY ALL THIS on parking.  This is probably only a good
option if you know the area.

If you can't decide where to park then ask me for advice.

=== Public Transport ===

Closest train stations to the venue are:

* Manchester Oxford Road (MCO) train station
* Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station

For other public transport see OpenStreetMap using the "Transport" layer
centred on Manchester Technology Centre:

== More Information ==

Information about Manchester Free Software can be found on the
Manchester Free Software pages on LibrePlanet:

MFS Chair.

FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."

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