{Spam?} Re: Virtual machines hosted on FreeBSD 7

Derek Ragona derek at computinginnovations.com
Tue Sep 9 03:46:48 UTC 2008

At 10:37 PM 9/8/2008, Michael wrote:

>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 computinginnovations.com
> >> 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,


Thanks for the quick response.  I had seen that there are a lot of 
non-working virtual machine implementations.  It seems a shame that as well 
as FreeBSD runs there are no ways to run a VM on it.


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