Bret and Nirmal are joined by Chris Townsend, the engineering manager for Canonical's Multipass team, to discuss how to use Multipass as the easiest local virtual machine for Docker, Kubernetes and more!
You can get the show notes on the episode page.
Multipass is my go-to solution for quickly creating local virtual machines of Ubuntu. I teach it in my courses, I've used it for many years, and I was excited to have Chris on to talk about the ways to automate the creation of a VM in Multipass, and dig into the various virtualization, backends and networking options.
We also talk about Multipass blueprints where in a demo, he shows off how to create a VM with Docker installed in a single command. It actually reminds me of Docker Machine, if you've been around a while. That also mounts your code directly into the VM and sets a host alias so that the Docker commands will pass through to Docker in the VM transparently.
If you can imagine that it basically means that you can run Docker in the VM and use it from the host as if it isn't in a VM. And then we had some great audience questions about various features of Multipass and how to use it for multi-node clustering and exposing VMs to your local network.
The recording of the complete Live show from September 21, 2023 is on YouTube (Ep. 235) and includes demos.