Multipass orchestrates virtual Ubuntu instances (by canonical)

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  • GitHub repo k3s-multipass-bootstrap

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better multipass alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where multipass has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-23.
  • You need to be able to run your system | 2021-02-23
    Bring the sysadmin a box of donuts (or scotch, if it’s that kind of place) and ask again.

    Barring that, if you have admin rights and your laptop is running Windows you can enable Hyper-V[0] and get a great hypervisor that comes in the box. (If you’re already using WSL2, you’re already doing virtualization). If you’re on macOS, try to find something that uses Hypervisor.framework (multipass[1] is good if you can get along with Ubuntu) so you don’t need to install any kexts.

    But this is really something you should bring up with your manager, it sounds like it’d be difficult to get any good work done without being able to run tests in a not-production environment.



  • | 2021-02-12
    > “Ubuntu VMs on demand for any workstation”


  • Moving from Ubuntu to Debian | 2021-02-08
    That being said, for local development a shortcut is using Multipass where the appropriate command to create a local vm based on the minimal cloud image is this command:
  • Creating a k3s Cluster with k3sup & Multipass 💻☸️ | 2021-01-28
    k3sup uses SSH to install and by default Multipass uses a predefined User – ubuntu – and SSH Key-Pair, which can be found after bit of digging - see Issue #913. This is where cloud-init comes in.


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