ClonOS to be Rolled Out

ClonOS is web UI for controlling, deploying and managing FreeBSD jails containers and more
29 January 2019   5467

After three years of development, the first release of ClonOS, a specialized distribution for deploying virtual server infrastructure based on FreeBSD 12.0 and the CBSD toolkit (developed by the CBSD author), was published. Puppet is used for centralized configuration management. As part of the project, a web interface is being developed for simple deployment and management of FreeBSD jail containers and virtual environments based on Bhyve and Xen hypervisors. The project code is published on GitHub. An iso-image and an image for installation on USB-drives are prepared for download. It is possible to deploy the system on top of existing FreeBSD installations.

For tasks to be solved, ClonOS resembles Proxmox, Triton (Joyent), OpenStack, OpenNebula, and Amazon AWS, the main difference from which is the use of FreeBSD. Currently, ClonOS remains the only available platform that allows the Xen and Bhyve hypervisor to coexist on the same host. In addition, thanks to the use of FreeBSD as the base system, ClonOS can use jail-containers to run FreeBSD applications without losing performance.

From the nearest future plans, it is noted that the Bhyve live-migration tools (binding over cbsd bmigrate) and Xen-based environment management tools will be added to the web-interface. Far plans include support for CEPH / GlusterFS, iSCSI for XEN and bhyve virtual block devices, high availability tools (HA-cluster) and automatic load balancing between nodes, integration with Prometheus / Grafana / Zabbix monitoring systems, system for automatic updating of cluster nodes, network interface aggregation, RestAPI, extended access control with integration with Active Directory, RBAC and SSO.

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Embrace modern image formats, how to indicate scroll postion on page with CSS, integrate TypeScript with GraphQL and more
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Greetings! I hope your week went great! Here's new frontend technologies news digest.

Learn how to use the currentColor value in CSS, how to debug a child process in Node and Gatsby.js with Chrome, how to Debug a Node.js Application: Tips, Tricks and Tools and other cool, useful and demanded things, related to all parts of frontend development.

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