FW: VMWare Tools for FreeBSD

Terry Sposato terry at sucked-in.com
Sun Mar 16 23:04:13 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.
> 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.
> Unfortunately,
> 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.
> Ted

OK, maybe I was not clear enough so I will try again.
I want to run FreeBSD as a VM Guest on a VMWare ESX Server. Currently 
there is no problem with it and it works fine. The problems arise when 
you want to take advantage of the HA ability of ESX Server, as it only 
supports Virtual Machines with the VM Tools running.

So what I am asking is if someone has ever though about porting the 
VMWare Tools to run in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine image.


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