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CBSD Project

Copyright (c) 2013-2024, The CBSD Development Team



Yet one more wrapper around jail, Xen and bhyve for FreeBSD.

demo demo


Quick start:

For installation and usage see:


Tested with following OSes and distribution:

  • FreeBSD 14.0+
  • HardenedBSD
  • DragonFly BSD



  • Provide FreeBSD users easy management for virtual environments
  • Show features of FreeBSD as a Cloud-hosting platform;
  • Environment deployment automation;
  • Creation of (your own/personal) application platform with services on demand (PaaS);
  • Environment (Image) library for rapid provisioning;



Pool-bindend clustering demo:

Multi-DC VPC/vxlan-based articles:

Stargazers over time

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  • Fork me on GitHub:
  • Switch to 'develop' branch
  • Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  • Push to the branch (git push)
  • Create new Pull Request

Installing development version

a) First install the required dependencies:

pkg install sudo libssh2 rsync sqlite3 git pkgconf

b) get the latest version of CBSD:

git clone /usr/local/cbsd

c) create a CBSD user:

pw useradd cbsd -s /bin/sh -d /nonexistent -c "cbsd user"

d) create links of the rc.d scripts to start CBSD at system startup and create link to bsdconfig module:

cd /usr/local/etc/rc.d
ln -s /usr/local/cbsd/rc.d/cbsdd
ln -s /usr/local/cbsd/rc.d/cbsdrsyncd
mkdir -p /usr/local/libexec/bsdconfig
ln -s /usr/local/cbsd/share/bsdconfig/cbsd /usr/local/libexec/bsdconfig/cbsd

e) Follow 'initial setup' section as usual:

env workdir=/usr/jails /usr/local/cbsd/sudoexec/initenv

Notes: when you run the initenv script, all binaries and components will be compiled and installed.


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