LXD provides an /events endpoint that is upgraded to a streaming websocket for getting LXD events in real-time. The Client’s events method will return a websocket client that can interact with the web socket messages.

>>> ws_client =
>>> ws_client.connect()

A default client class is provided, which will block indefinitely, and collect all json messages in a messages attribute. An optional websocket_client parameter can be provided when more functionality is needed. The ws4py library is used to establish the connection; please see the ws4py documentation for more information.

The stream of events can be filtered to include only specific types of events, as defined in the LXD /endpoint documentation.

To receive all events of type ‘operation’ or ‘logging’, generated by the LXD server:

>>> filter = set([EventType.Operation, EventType.Logging])
>>> ws_client =

To receive only events pertaining to the lifecycle of the containers:

>>> filter = set([EventType.Lifecycle])
>>> ws_client =