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FreeBSD Virtual Machines

It is possible to run FreeBSD Virtual Machines the same way one can run Linux containers on the FreeBSD Cloud Cluster. To accomplish this, use freebsd_instance in your .cirrus.yml:

  image_family: freebsd-14-0

  install_script: pkg install -y ...
  script: ...

Under the Hood

Under the hood, a basic integration with Google Compute Engine is used and freebsd_instance is a syntactic sugar for the following compute_engine_instance configuration:

  image_project: freebsd-org-cloud-dev
  image: family/freebsd-14-0
  platform: freebsd

List of available image families

Any of the official FreeBSD VMs on Google Cloud Platform are supported. Here are a few of them which are self explanatory:

  • freebsd-15-0-snap (15.0-SNAP)
  • freebsd-14-0 (14.0-RELEASE)
  • freebsd-13-2 (13.2-RELEASE)

It's also possible to specify a concrete version of an image by name via image_name field. To get a full list of available images please run the following gcloud command:

gcloud compute images list --project freebsd-org-cloud-dev --no-standard-images