Hello all from the FreeBSD 20th Anniversary Party in San Francisco, I have published a bhyve virtual machine provisioning and management framework to simplify the building and deploying of bhyve VMs during the run-up to the FreeBSD 10.0 release. As you may know, bhyve is rapidly finalizing for release in FreeBSD 10.0 and most features are finally becoming stable enough to document in a canonical manner. These scripts demonstrate the many opportunities for customization of bhyve deployments and will embrace features like OpenBSD and Linux support as soon as key components like the userland grub* arrive (currently in final testing). It will also demonstrate the use of pf to allow bhyve networking on wireless interfaces.
It can be downloaded from: http://bhyve.org/bhyve-script.tar It works like a rc script but does not comply with the FreeBSD way. I am working with several developers to determine to what degree it should be compatible with existing frameworks like ezjail. ./vm0 will give the usage: usage (start|stop|load|boot|destroy|restart|list|debug mount|umount|jail|format|fetch|install|provision|wipe) Some routines like "provision" include steps like fetch (distribution sets), format (disk images or volumes) and install them. The "jail" routine demonstrates how a virtual machine can be launched using the jail(8) command, because we can, given that bhyve FreeBSD VMs are simply instances of FreeBSD with the ABI limitations of different releases. bhyve will support any vision of FreeBSD with VirtIO, specifically FreeBSD 8.4 and 8-STABLE, 9.2 and 9-STABLE, and any recent version of 10 or 11. Detailed instructions are included in the vm0 script and it is designed to simply be copied to vm1, vm2 etc. with easily-configured global variables. While tmux(1) is optional and supports both captive and detached execution, a script is included to list and attach to running VMs/sessions. A script is also provided for the easy duplication of VMs and I have tested this with up to 15 X 16 vCPU instances though far more should work without issue. Please throw everything you can at bhyve to expose any remaining flaws prior to the FreeBSD 10.0 release. All the best, Michael Dexter _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-virtualization To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-virtualization-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"