How to create an instance
To create an instance with Multipass, simply execute:
$ multipass launch … Launched: keen-yak
As you can see from the output, this has launched a new Ubuntu instance, which has been randomly named
If you want to be more specific about the kind of instance you want, you can do so by passing options. For example, the code below launches an instance named
myVM with 2GB of memory, 10GB of disk, 2 CPU cores, running Ubuntu 21.10 (“Impish Indri”).
$ multipass launch --name myVM --mem 2G --disk 10G --cpus 2 impish Launched: myVM
At this point, if you’d like to inspect the results, you can run:
$ multipass list Name State IPv4 Release keen-yak RUNNING 10.140.94.253 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS myVM RUNNING 10.140.94.100 Ubuntu 21.10
Or you can ask for an extended status report:
$ multipass info keen-yak Name: keen-yak State: RUNNING IPv4: 10.140.94.253 Release: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Image hash: d53116c67a41 (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) Load: 0.00 0.12 0.18 Disk usage: 1.1G out of 4.7G Memory usage: 71.6M out of 985.4M
Now, you can start doing things in the new instance. To execute commands directly, use the
$ multipass exec keen-yak <command>
Otherwise, to open a shell inside the instance, use
$ multipass shell keen-yak Welcome to Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.4.0-104-generic x86_64) … multipass@keen-yak:~$
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