so, FreeBSD on VMware is dead, right?

Robert Watson rwatson at
Wed Jan 25 11:06:03 UTC 2012

On Wed, 25 Jan 2012, Robert Watson wrote:

> I can't speak to your specific experience, but I do know that some VMWare 
> folk contacted the FreeBSD release engineering team late in the 9.0 cycle to 
> ask whether the ISO images appearing on our FTP site were the final versions 
> they should use for qualification work or not.  We advised them to wait 
> until the release announcement was out, just in case.

Oh, one other data point.  Last I checked, NetApp used VMWare as a 
training/development platform with OnTap GX, which is FreeBSD-derived.  I 
believe that may include shipping training VMs to customers, but you'd want to 
check their web site and confirm that before passing that on.  I don't know if 
NetApp has shipped with VMWare in products; if that is the case, you might not 
want to bring up NetApp's work on bHyve :-).


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