Alexander Nusov brings to us OpenStack cloud platform to FreeBSD with his latest project NFV Express. OpenStack is an open-source cloud computing software primarily designed to run on Linux operating system, and allows you to manage compute instances to allocate your available storage. The screenshots below also show an instance of FreeNAS running. Check out the links below for a detailed guide on setting up NFV Express, OpenStack for FreeBSD.



  • Fresh installed FreeBSD® 11 server on x86-64 hardware with 8GB RAM
  • Configured Xen® Dom0
  • At least 1 NIC with Static IP

NFV Express:

OpenStack Installation Tutorial for FreeBSD

The OpenStack system consists of several key services that are separately installed. These services work together depending on your cloud needs and include the Compute, Identity, Networking, Image, Block Storage, Object Storage, Telemetry, Orchestration, and Database services. You can install any of these projects separately and configure them stand-alone or as connected entities.

This guide will walk through an installation by using packages available through NFV Express repository for FreeBSD 11.0 (amd64).

Explanations of configuration options and sample configuration files are included.

This guide documents the OpenStack Newton release.

Full tutorial:

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