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Using OpenVZ Linux containers

Kir Kolyshkin (

Get your hands dirty with OpenVZ containers technology! Learn how to install OpenVZ (kernel and tools), create (and destroy) different containers. Get to know OpenVZ resource management, including the beancounters, disk quota, CPU weights and limits, and I/O priorities. Try using vzbackup and vzmigrate utilities. Create your own OpenVZ virtual appliance (known as 'template' using OpenVZ slang).

What you'll learn:

* how OpenVZ is different from other virtualization solutions, it's good and bad sides;

* how to install and start using OpenVZ;

* what resource management mechanisms are available and how to use those;

* how to backup, restore, and live migrate containers;

* what are typical problems people run into when using the software and how to get around those;

* how to create your own OpenVZ virtual appliances (also known as templates).

Target audience: Linux system administrators; anybody interested in virtualization; anybody currently using Xen or KVM to run Linux on Linux.

Requirements: a working Linux system on your notebook (or inside a VM), preferrably RHEL/CentOS/Fedora/Ubuntu/Debian/Gentoo (anything else will work, too).

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