Get­ting started with LXCOS

OpenSource For You - - LET'S TRY -

LXCOS is re­leased with an Apache li­cence and its code can be found at GitHub (­el­er­ant/lxcos). Let us go through the steps of hav­ing LXCOS in­stalled in AWS and then cre­ate con­tain­ers. The re­quire­ments are: Chef server on AWS (in­stalling Chef is out of scope for this ar­ti­cle) Chef work­sta­tion (in­stalling it is out of scope for this ar­ti­cle) Knife ec2 wrap­per on the Chef work­sta­tion Re­mem­ber, this might be the hard way, but there is a wrap­per around the fol­low­ing steps to help you eas­ily walk through the process, which I will dis­cuss later.

Step 1: Clone the repos­i­tory from GitHub men­tioned above, into the Chef work­sta­tion:

Step 6: Make sure that you cre­ate a se­cu­rity group with 80 and 22 open and use that.

Step 7: Once the node is pro­vi­sioned, you can log in to it as:

Now you have a Chef pow­ered node, which can spawn con­tain­ers for you.

Here is an ex­am­ple:

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