I'm too cheap to pay for EC2, and I don't have enough servers to set up my own openstack, how do I configure juju to use Linux Containers (LXC) on something like my laptop?

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Install Juju:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:juju/devel
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install juju-core lxd

You just need to configure the local provider:

newgrp lxd

Then bootstrap a new controller:

juju bootstrap lxd-test lxd

Follow the documentation for the rest of the configuration steps:

  • I'd like to add that for people with more than one environment setup in the yaml file, you select the environment by passing -e <environment_name> to select which one to use.
    – mfisch
    Nov 21, 2012 at 5:01
  • After running juju init -w, I get an error: " invalid choice: 'init'". I am using the version of Juju in the Raring archives. Do I need to use the PPA? Aug 30, 2013 at 7:10
  • I'm using ubuntu 12.04 and I had to add cloud-archive:tools PPA in order to be able to bootstrap.
    – s3v3n
    Aug 17, 2014 at 13:21
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    The documentation link is dead, I found it here instead: jaas.ai/docs/lxd-cloud
    – Craig
    Feb 19, 2020 at 18:05

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