Existing HN: Firecracker Lab – Produce a microVM from a container image


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Produce a microVM from a container image

Many of the examples you would salvage are broken ensuing from adjustments in Firecracker 1.0 – the official quickstart info would not quilt the most arresting thing – working Web get entry to – or extracting a filesystem from a container. This lab extends the official quickstart so as that you would additionally uncover what an init job does, and add networking.


  • A bare-steel Linux host
  • Or a VM that supports nested virtualisation such as on DigitalOcean or GCP.
  • Docker establish in



Get and set up Firecracker to /usr/local/bin/

Affect ftap0 and masquerading with iptables:

Fabricate the init job binary, and equipment it into a container, extract the container into a rootfs image:

In one terminal, initiate firecracker:

In but one more, jabber it apart from the rootsfs and Kernel:

Mess spherical within the most predominant terminal and uncover the diagram:

/and plenty others/resolv.conf
ping google.com”>

free -m
cat /proc/cpuinfo
ip addr
ip route

echo "nameserver" > /and plenty others/resolv.conf
ping google.com

Operating on a Raspberry Pi

Edit Makefile, and alternate arch to aarch64

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