How to fix LXC ‘Error: The remote isn’t a private LXD server’

Problem:

You are trying to launch a LXC container using a command like

lxc launch mycontainer ubuntu:18.04

but you see this error message:

Solution:

Your command line arguments are in the wrong order. You need to runĀ lxc launch [image] [name of container], notĀ lxc launch [name of container] [image] ! The correct command looks like this:

lxc launch ubuntu:18.04 mycontainer