Virtualization solutions offers a popular solution for our work use in beta testing applications and system installation. I’ve encountered Linux Containers or LXC which is something relatively new which is a hybrid of chroot and full virtual machine.
LXC is a userspace interface for the Linux kernel containment features. Through a powerful API and simple tools, it lets Linux users easily create and manage system or application containers.
Thus, I’ve explored to install this on Oracle Linux 6.4. The steps for Linux Container installation is pretty simple.
1. Login as root
2. Set the appropriate repository
# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol6.repo
3. Install LXC
# yum install lxc
4. Check LXC installation
# rpm -qa lxc
After installation I could now create Linux containers in Oracle Linux 6.4 as intended.