Instance configuration#

The instance configuration consists of different categories:

Instance properties

Instance properties are set when the instance is created. They include, for example, the instance name and architecture. These properties are specified during instance creation. Some of the properties are read-only and cannot be changed after creation, while others can be updated when editing the full instance configuration.

In the YAML configuration, properties are on the top level.

See Instance properties for a reference of available instance properties.

Instance options

Instance options are configuration options that are related directly to the instance. They include, for example, startup options, security settings, hardware limits, kernel modules, snapshots and user keys. These options can be specified as key/value pairs during instance creation (through the --config key=value flag). After creation, they can be configured with the lxc config set and lxc config unset commands.

In the YAML configuration, options are located under the config entry.

See Instance options for a reference of available instance options.