Nested containers w/LXD

A couple days ago, someone asked me why they should care about nested containers. It’s a good question, so I thought I’d talk about how I’m using them.

Perhaps my favourite benefit of containers is keeping workloads isolated, and not just in terms of process space. It’s also a great way to avoid dependency bit rot and version conflicts. I have containers for my home media server, for jenkins, for various database servers that I need for this project or that.