ERROR: Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/net/tun: No such file or directory (errno=2) – LXC/LXD

If you are seeing the above error in LXC, you need to do two things.

  1. Make sure the LXC container is running on privileged mode.
  2. Run the following commands inside the container:
mknod /dev/net/tun c 10 200

Now, you may run the OpenVPN command to start the VPN client:

openvpn --pull-filter ignore redirect-gateway --config ovpn.ovpn

# assumming your vpn config file is ovpn.ovpn

How to Set Timezone in LXC/LXD container CentOS 7

LXC should take the UTC as the default timezone for the guest. To set a custom timezone, you need to manually run this:

ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Dhaka /etc/localtime

In our case, we set the Asia/Dhaka as the default timezone. For Ubuntu based systems, you may use ‘tzdata’ package.

How To Run a Command in All OpenVZ Containers

You can run single command in a container using the following:

vzctl exec 201 service httpd status

How to find out all the VZ containers:

vzlist -a

The other way? Yes, there is. VZ list is stored inside a file /proc/vz/veinfo, and we can use it with the help of shell to run command in each VZ as following:

for i in `cat /proc/vz/veinfo | awk '{print $1}'|egrep -v '^0$'`; \
do echo "Container $i"; vzctl exec $i <your command goes here>; done

An example, can be the following:

for i in `cat /proc/vz/veinfo | awk '{print $1}'|egrep -v '^0$'`; \
do echo "Container $i"; vzctl exec $i service httpd status; done

This should show all the httpd status of the VZ.