iocell - A FreeBSD jail manager

iocell is a zero dependency drop in jail/container manager amalgamating some of the best features and technologies FreeBSD operating system has to offer. It is geared for ease of use with a simple and easy to understand command syntax.


  • Templates, clones, basejails, fully independent jails
  • Ease of use
  • Zero configuration files
  • Rapid thin provisioning within seconds
  • Automatic package installation
  • Virtual networking stacks (vnet)
  • Shared IP based jails (non vnet)
  • Resource limits (CPU, MEMORY, etc.)
  • Filesystem quotas and reservations
  • Dedicated ZFS datasets inside jails
  • Transparent ZFS snapshot management
  • Binary updates
  • Differential jail packaging
  • Export and import
  • And many more!