Announcing Incus 6.0 LTS!

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Stéphane Graber

Apr 4, 2024, 11:17:32 AMApr 4
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It’s with great pride and pleasure that the Incus team is announcing the
release of Incus 6.0 LTS!

Incus is a modern system container and virtual machine manager developed
and maintained by the same team that first created LXD. It’s released
under the Apache 2.0 license and is run as a community led Open Source
project as part of the Linux Containers organization.

Incus provides a cloud-like environment, creating instances from premade
images and offers a wide variety of features, including the ability to
seamlessly cluster up to 50 servers together.

It supports multiple different local or remote storage options,
traditional or fully distributed networking and offers most common cloud
features, including a full REST API and integrations with common tooling
like Ansible, Terraform/OpenTofu and more!

The LTS release of Incus will be supported until June 2029 with the
first two years featuring bug and security fixes as well as minor
usability improvements before transitioning to security fixes only for
the remaining 3 years.

The highlights for existing Incus users are:
- Swap limits for containers
- New shell completion mechanism
- Creation of external bridge interfaces
- Live-migration of VMs with disks attached
- System information in `incus info --resources`
- USB information in `incus info --resources`

For those coming from LXD 5.0 LTS, a full list of changes is included in
the announcement as well as some instructions on how to migrate over.

You can give Incus a try online:

Before getting it on your own system:

A detailed release announcement can be found here:

As well as a video overview of all the new features:

The code can be found on Github:

And support is done through our community forum:


Stéphane Graber, on behalf of the Incus team.
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