[Lxc-users] how to use system container

allen allen303allen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 13:46:11 UTC 2012

2012/2/20 Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn at canonical.com>:
> Quoting allen (allen303allen at gmail.com):
>> HI ALL:
>>     My aim is to run a Graphical application in a container, then an
>> user connect to the container with a GUI interface, so that he can see
>> and operate the application.
>>     As I want to separate all resources, I think I'll need a system
>> container. Now I already use "lxc-create -n maverick-lxc-template -t
>> maverick -f /tmp/maverick-template-network.conf" to create an Ubuntu
>> template, start it and use lxc-console to get a console of it.
>>     Now my question is:
>>     1. If I want to run an application, do I have to install it in the
>> system container first?
> no.
Then how can I run that application, could you show me some examples?
I mean, in a system container.

>>     2. How can I connect to the container with a GUI interface?
> It depends on how you've set up the container's network and where the
> guest will connect from.
> If your container were using a veth connected to libvirt's virbr0, and
> the application is available on port 9999, then your guest could simply
> ssh -L 9999:container_ip_addr:9999
> and then connect to port 9999 on his local host.  For instance, if you
> were opening up vnc on :1 in the container, the container is
Dose this mean I have to start vncserver in my system container?
Then I have some troubles on that, my template is a minimum system,
the lack of a lot of library files make the job difficult.
Do I need a more powerful template? How can I get that?
Thank you.

>, and your host is, then he would do
> ssh -L 5951:
> and then
> vncviewer :51
> You can also put the container straight onto your local network, but
> the above works with how containers creation is usually shown.
> -serge

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