Introduction to Linux Containers

Accepted Session
Long Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 10:00 – 11:45am in B301


This presentation will be of interest to system administrators and developers that want to provide isolated environments for production applications or test machines without the overhead of virtualization.


Brian Martin will present an introduction to Linux containers. The presentation will discuss when to use Linux containers vs. virtualization, installation, host set-up, network configuration options, gotchas and workarounds, container configuration, and container start-up. A 15-minute demonstration will cover complete container creation and launch. The ideal attendee will have basic system administration knowledge (e.g. package installation, basic network configuration), but have little or no familiarity with Linux containers.

Speaking experience

Past presenter at OSCON 2011 (disaster recovery), LinuxFest Northwest (VMWare, Production Grade Scripting), the Portland Linux Unix Group (multiple presentations on various topics), and the IBM SHARE conference. Past associate instructor and contract instructor for Portland Community College.