**LXD is a system container manager**
With LXD you can run hundreds of containers of a variety of Linux
distributions, apply resource limits, pass in directories, USB devices
or GPUs and setup any network and storage you want.
LXD containers are lightweight, secure by default and a great
alternative to running Linux virtual machines.
**Run any Linux distribution you want**
Pre-made images are available for Ubuntu, Alpine Linux, ArchLinux,
CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, OpenSUSE and more.
A full list of available images can be found here: https://images.linuxcontainers.org
Can't find the distribution you want? It's easy to make your own images too, either using our `distrobuilder` tool or by assembling your own image tarball by hand.
**Containers at scale**
LXD is network aware and all interactions go through a simple REST API,
making it possible to remotely interact with containers on remote
systems, copying and moving them as you wish.
Want to go big? LXD also has built-in clustering support,
letting you turn dozens of servers into one big LXD server.
Supported options for the LXD snap (`snap set lxd KEY=VALUE`):
- criu.enable: Enable experimental live-migration support [default=false]
- daemon.debug: Increases logging to debug level [default=false]
- daemon.group: Group of users that can interact with LXD [default=lxd]
- ceph.builtin: Use snap-specific ceph configuration [default=false]
- openvswitch.builtin: Run a snap-specific OVS daemon [default=false]