FreeBSD based distro for virtual hosting platform and appliance

2020-10 upd: we reached the first fundraising goal and rented a server in Hetzner for development! Thank you for donating !

2021-17 upd: NO-o-o, project is not stalled and not dead ;-) A large iteration is performed to implement and stabilize the API. The final version will be merged into ClonOS. See: one,two, three.

Upcoming: (2021): preparation for 21.01-release begins 21.01-RELEASE

Current status (2019-09-22): 19.09-RELEASE

About ClonOS

ClonOS is a turnkey Open Source platform based on FreeBSD and the CBSD framework. ClonOS offers a complete web UI for easily controlling, deploying and managing FreeBSD jails containers and Bhyve/Xen hyperviser virtual environments.

ClonOS is currently the only platform available which allow both Xen and Bhyve hypervisor to coexist on the same host. Being a FreeBSD base platform, ClonOS ability to create and manage jails allows you to run FreeBSD applications without losing performance.


ClonOS is a free open-source FreeBSD-based platform for virtual environments creation and management. In the core:

Minimum requirements:

We like existing (but unfortunately Linux-only) solutions such as Proxmox,Triton (Joyent),OpenStack, OpenNebula, Amazon AWS and we believe that FreeBSD OS is able to give something similar.

Very first ClonOS alpha review:

Few screenshots at an early stage of development: