Support for LXC as a VMM target in Eucalyptus

Registered by Bob Blair on 2010-05-05

Eucalyptus is a key component of Ubuntu server cloud strategy.
Many data centers consider it essential to manage and administer their
private clouds. Its conceit of working like EC2, and using EC2 images,
makes it potentially important in the hybrid cloud space as well.
Eucalyptus currently supports only two target VMMs: Xen and KVM. This
has the side-effect of limiting the hardware used in Eucalyptus clouds to
the machine types fully supported by these VMMs, that is 64-bit X86
architectures. Other architectures, which might otherwise have
advantages in cloud computing, are shut out of Eucalyptus clouds for this
reason. If Eucalyptus can be made to support LXC, which is widely
portable, as a target, other hardware architectures can easily be used.

The spec is at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Specs/LXCSupportInEucalyptus

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Approver:
Jos Boumans
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Drafter:
Bob Blair
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