Set up iohyve in FreeBSD

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Introduction

iohyve is a bhyve manager for FreeBSD, similar to iocage.

Prerequisites

Recent enough FreeBSD with ZFS. All commands below run as root.

Install

pkg install iohyve
pkg install grub2-bhyve # For non-FreeBSD guests

Configure

iohyve setup pool=tank1 kmod=1 net=bge0

Adjust ZFS pool and NIC as needed.

Add to rc.conf:

iohyve_enable="YES"
iohyve_flags="kmod=1 net=bge0"

Bugs

With non-UEFI guests, iohyve can't set RTC to UTC. You need to either set-up guests to use localtime, or pass extra parameters to bhyve like this:

iohyve set guest bargs=-A_-H_-P_-u

References