Architectures#

Introduction#

LXD just like LXC can run on just about any architecture that’s supported by the Linux kernel and by Go.

Some objects in LXD are tied to an architecture, like the container, container snapshots and images.

This document lists all the supported architectures, their unique identifier (used in the database), how they should be named and some notes.

Please note that what LXD cares about is the kernel architecture, not the particular userspace flavor as determined by the toolchain.

That means that LXD considers ARMv7 hard-float to be the same as ARMv7 soft-float and refers to both as armv7. If useful to the user, the exact userspace ABI may be set as an image and container property, allowing easy query.

Architectures#

ID

Name

Notes

Personalities

1

i686

32bit Intel x86

2

x86_64

64bit Intel x86

x86

3

armv7l

32bit ARMv7 little-endian

4

aarch64

64bit ARMv8 little-endian

armv7 (optional)

5

ppc

32bit PowerPC big-endian

6

ppc64

64bit PowerPC big-endian

powerpc

7

ppc64le

64bit PowerPC little-endian

8

s390x

64bit ESA/390 big-endian

9

mips

32bit MIPS

10

mips64

64bit MIPS

mips

11

riscv32

32bit RISC-V little-endian

12

riscv64

64bit RISC-V little-endian

The architecture names above are typically aligned with the Linux kernel architecture names.