VMWare Tools for FreeBSD

Peter Boosten peter at boosten.org
Sun Mar 16 08:29:16 UTC 2008

Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> Are you asking if FreeBSD can be made to run the ESX software so that
> a FreeBSD server can virtualize multiple systems, or are you asking
> if an ESX server can create a virtual machine that FreeBSD can run in?
> If your using the commercial ESX product I would assume you would be
> using it on it's own "bare metal" product incarnation which I think
> uses a hacked-up version of Linux (without a compiler or any other
> normal Linux tools).  In that case I do not see why you would have
> a problem running multiple FreeBSD virtual servers on the ESX
> server.

That's not what OP is asking. He wants to run FreeBSD as VM in ESX.
There's currently no support from VMWare for FreeBSD, but it runs anyway.



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