Architectures

LXD can run on just about any architecture that is supported by the Linux kernel and by Go.

Some entities in LXD are tied to an architecture, for example, the instances, instance snapshots and images.

The following table lists all supported architectures including their unique identifier and the name used to refer to them. The architecture names are typically aligned with the Linux kernel architecture names.

ID

Name

Notes

Personalities

1

i686

32bit Intel x86

2

x86_64

64bit Intel x86

x86

3

armv7l

32bit ARMv7 little-endian

4

aarch64

64bit ARMv8 little-endian

armv7 (optional)

5

ppc

32bit PowerPC big-endian

6

ppc64

64bit PowerPC big-endian

powerpc

7

ppc64le

64bit PowerPC little-endian

8

s390x

64bit ESA/390 big-endian

9

mips

32bit MIPS

10

mips64

64bit MIPS

mips

11

riscv32

32bit RISC-V little-endian

12

riscv64

64bit RISC-V little-endian

Note

LXD cares only about the kernel architecture, not the particular userspace flavor as determined by the toolchain.

That means that LXD considers ARMv7 hard-float to be the same as ARMv7 soft-float and refers to both as armv7. If useful to the user, the exact userspace ABI may be set as an image and container property, allowing easy query.