git: 4c946db305 - main - Add Azure 2023Q2 status report

From: Li-Wen Hsu <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2023 19:14:04 UTC
The branch main has been updated by lwhsu:


commit 4c946db3054255c3a008bbe01723f8bd89855dc8
Author:     Li-Wen Hsu <>
AuthorDate: 2023-07-21 19:13:52 +0000
Commit:     Li-Wen Hsu <>
CommitDate: 2023-07-21 19:13:52 +0000

    Add Azure 2023Q2 status report
    Reviewed by:    salvadore, Souradeep Chakrabarti <>
    Sponsored by:   The FreeBSD Foundation
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+=== FreeBSD on Microsoft HyperV and Azure
+Links: +
+link:[Microsoft Azure article on FreeBSD wiki] URL: link:[] +
+link:[Microsoft HyperV article on FreeBSD wiki] URL: link:[]
+Contact: Microsoft FreeBSD Integration Services Team <> +
+Contact: link:[freebsd-cloud Mailing List] +
+Contact: The FreeBSD Azure Release Engineering Team <> +
+Contact: Wei Hu <> +
+Contact: Souradeep Chakrabarti <> +
+Contact: Li-Wen Hsu <> +
+In this quarter, we have worked mainly on ARM64 architecture support and building and publishing images to link:[Azure community gallery].
+There are some testing images available in the project's testing public gallery, named `FreeBSDCGTest-d8a43fa5-745a-4910-9f71-0c9da2ac22bf`:
+* FreeBSD-CURRENT-testing
+* FreeBSD-CURRENT-gen2-testing
+* FreeBSD-CURRENT-arm64-testing
+To use them, when creating a virtual machine:
+. In `Select an Image` step, choose `Community Images (PREVIEW)` in `Other items`
+. Search `FreeBSD`
+Work in progress tasks:
+* Automating the image building and publishing process and merge to src/release/.
+* Building and publishing ZFS-based images to Azure Marketplace
+** All the required codes are merged to main branch, and can create ZFS-based images by specifying `VMFS=zfs`.
+** Need to make the build process more automatic and collaborating with release engineering to start generating snapshots.
+* Building and publishing Hyper-V gen2 VM images to Azure Marketplace
+* Building and publishing snapshot builds to Azure community gallery
+The above tasks are sponsored by The FreeBSD Foundation, with resources provided by Microsoft.
+Wei Hu and Souradeep Chakrabarti in Microsoft are working on several tasks sponsored by Microsoft:
+* Porting Hyper-V guest support to aarch64
+Open tasks:
+* Update FreeBSD related doc at link:[Microsoft Learn]
+* Support FreeBSD in link:[Azure Pipelines]
+* Update link:[Azure agent port] to the latest version
+* Upstream link:[local modifications of Azure agent]
+Sponsor: Microsoft for people in Microsoft, and for resources for the rest +
+Sponsor: The FreeBSD Foundation for everything else