virt-sandbox-service-reload man page

virt-sandbox-service reload — Reload a security container


  virt-sandbox-service [-c URI] reload [-h] -u UNIT_FILE NAME


virt-sandbox-service is used to manage secure sandboxed system services. These applications will be launched via libvirt and run within a virtualization technology such as LinuX Containers (LXC), or optionally QEMU/KVM. The container / virtual machines will be secured by SELinux and resource separated using cgroups.

The reload command will reload a sandbox container.  This is used when software is updated outside of a container and processes within the container need to reload or restart.  For example, if you update your httpd software, and you had a running container that was using the httpd service, systemd would send the reload to the container.


-h, --help

Display help message

-c URI, --connect URI

The connection URI for the hypervisor (currently only LXC URIs are supported).

-u UNIT_FILE, --unitfile UNIT_FILE

Name of the systemd unit file to reload within the container. Can be repeated if multiple unit files need to be reloaded within the sandbox.


Reload the httpd1 container

 # virt-sandbox-service reload -u httpd.service httpd1

See Also

libvirt(8), selinux(8), systemd(8), "virt-sandbox-service(1)"


Daniel Walsh <> Daniel P. Berrange <>


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Referenced By


2015-07-01 libvirt-sandbox-0.6.0 Virtualization Support