About lxc show and infoΒΆ

For the entities managed by LXD, the lxc command provides a list sub-command, and might provide show and info sub-commands. The purpose of the info sub-command is to show current state information, and the purpose of the show sub-command is to show configuration information and how the entity is used by other entities.

For example, the lxc network info command shows IP address and traffic statistics:

Name: lxdbr0
MAC address: 00:16:3e:d3:ec:41
MTU: 1500
State: up

  inet6   2001:db8:f4a1:53d2::1
  inet6   fe80::216:3eff:fed3:ec41

Network usage:
  Bytes received: 127.66kB
  Bytes sent: 15.54kB
  Packets received: 1433
  Packets sent: 175

The lxc network show command, on the other hand, shows how the network is configured, and which entities are using the network:

  ipv4.nat: "true"
  ipv6.address: 2001:db8:f4a1:53d2::1/64
  ipv6.nat: "true"
description: ""
name: lxdbr0
type: bridge
- /1.0/instances/ubuntu
- /1.0/profiles/default
managed: true
status: Created
- none

Refer to the manual pages for details of the commands for managing entities: