LXC (and LXD, its more recent variant, spearheaded by Canonical) is the oldest container virtualization technology, predating and providing a VM-like abstraction atop a shared kernel.

I’ve been using it for many, many years, and find it a great way to run sandboxes and test out VM instance automation without the overhead of KVM or a comparable hypervisor.

Category Date Link Notes
Distributions 2023 Proxmox

a Debian-based hypervisor with great LXC support

Tools proxmox-lxc-idmapper

a tool to manage LXC UID mappings inside Proxmox

Web UI lxd-ui

an LXD front-end from Canonical


An LXD dashboard