Virtual machines hosted on FreeBSD 7

Michael michael.copeland at
Tue Sep 9 03:37:55 UTC 2008

Derek Ragona wrote:
> I have a FreeBSD 7 release I wanted to use as a host for virtual 
> machines.  What software is anyone else using to host virtual machines 
> under FreeBSD?
> I'd just like to here what has worked, or what has not worked.  I find 
> it easier to find a solution asking for real world experiences.
> Thanks for your help.
>         -Derek
>         derek at
 >> In my honest opinion, there aren't many good ways of doing what I 
think you're wanting.
VMware is a no go for now, or probably any time soon. I don't think 
virtualbox is running on freebsd yet. You could use jails, for just 
other freebsd installs, not really a VM so to speak.
bochs is crap for this purpose, simics doesn't run on it worth a crap 
either. If I were you, I would use something else. say a hypervisor 
running on bare hardware, ie: VMware ESX, or similar. I would say xen if 
it was ready, but I don't think it is.

Cheers Mate,


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