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LXD 2.11 release announcement

8th of March 2017

The changes in this release include

New features:

  • New "aliases" field in POST /1.0/images allowing for an initial set of aliases to be passed.
  • Reworked help messages and "lxc manpage" command to generate manpages for the client.
  • New "vlan" nic property for "macvlan" devices, allowing to connect to a particular VLAN on the host device.


  • doc: Add instructions to grow ZFS loop
  • doc: Improve storage doc (Issue #3013)
  • global: Use RunCommand everywhere
  • i18n: Refresh templates
  • i18n: Update translations from weblate
  • i18n: Update translation templates
  • lxc: Allow --version to be passed with any command
  • lxc: Make help/usage a bit more consistent
  • lxc: Rework for better manpages
  • lxc/image: Show the alias description
  • lxc/profile: Properly implement "profile unset"
  • lxd/containers: Don't use FindProcess, just pass exec.Cmd (Issue #3037)
  • lxd/containers: Properly revert memory limits on failure (Issue #3017)
  • lxd/images: Properly return the alias description
  • lxd/images: Refactor code a bit
  • lxd/migration: Actually unset the storage pool if unavailable (Issue #3036)
  • lxd/migration: Better handle rsync errors (subprocesses)
  • lxd/migration: Set correct pool property for btrfs (Issue #3036)
  • lxd/migration: Set correct pool property for zfs (Issue #3036)
  • lxd/migration: Tweak rsync logging a bit
  • lxd/patches: Call tryMount() if not already mounted (Issue #3026)
  • lxd/patches: Conditionalize lvrename (Issue #3026)
  • lxd/patches: Delete image db entry if LV is missing (Issue #3026)
  • lxd/patches: Detect the logical volume size
  • lxd/patches: Fix incorrect btrfs source properties (Issue #3020)
  • lxd/patches: Handle mixed-storage upgrade (Issue #3026)
  • lxd/patches: Use MNT_DETACH for lvm (Issue #3026)
  • lxd/patches: Use RemoveAll() for lvm snapshots dir (Issue #3026)
  • lxd/storage/btrfs: Correctly handle loop-backed pools (Issue #3020)
  • lxd/storage/btrfs: Handle custom subvolume paths (Issue #3020)
  • lxd/storage/dir: Limit valid pool source paths (Issue #3023)
  • lxd/storage/lvm: Call {pv,vg}scan
  • lxd/storage/lvm: Dumb down functions from methods to functions (Issue #3026)
  • lxd/storage: Deal with source not being btrfs (Issue #3024)
  • lxd/storage: Ensure correct pool for snapshots (Issue #3036)
  • lxd/storage: Harden the btrfs migration code (Issue #3024)
  • lxd/storage: Report prepareLoopDev() error directly
  • shared/idmap: Fix various issues
  • tests: Add more dir and btrfs tests (Issue #3023)
  • tests: Improve lvm part of storage tests

Try it for yourself

This new LXD release is already available for you to try on our demo service.


The release tarballs can be found on our download page.