VMWare Tools for FreeBSD

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Sun Mar 16 09:47:21 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Boosten [mailto:peter at boosten.org]
> Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 12:29 AM
> To: Ted Mittelstaedt
> Cc: Terry Sposato; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: VMWare Tools for FreeBSD
> 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.

I figured that was what he was asking, but we should probably
hear from him to make sure that this is really what he was asking.

the original post was either from someone who didn't use English
as their native language, or they are paying for their Internet
connection by-the-byte and were trying to make the question as
short as possible, as a result, the entire meaning of the post
was lost.


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