Multipass provides a command line interface to launch, manage and generally fiddle about with instances of Linux.
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What is Multipass?
Multipass is a lightweight VM manager for Linux, Windows and macOS. It's designed for developers who want a fresh Ubuntu environment with a single command. It uses KVM on Linux, Hyper-V on Windows and HyperKit on macOS to run the VM with minimal overhead. It can also use VirtualBox on Windows and macOS. Multipass will fetch images for you and keep them up to date.
Since it supports metadata for cloud-init, you can simulate a small cloud deployment on your laptop or workstation.
Ubuntu LTS on tap Launch instances of Ubuntu and initialize them with cloud-init metadata just like AWS, Azure, Google, IBM and Oracle clouds.
Up to date Automatically fetch and maintain the freshest Ubuntu image from Canonical. Never waste time on updates at launch.
Pet, and cattle Your ‘primary’ instance gets special treatment with integration to your native filesystem and dedicated hot-key access.
Native hypervisor Hyper-V, HyperKit, Virtualbox and KVM are all natively used for the fastest startup time.
Optimised guests Custom tuned Ubuntu kernel is used for each hypervisor for the best I/O and performance.
Platform integration Share files and folders between your normal home directory and your instances.
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