Virtual machines hosted on FreeBSD 7

Albert Shih Albert.Shih at
Tue Sep 9 09:17:20 UTC 2008

 Le 08/09/2008 à 23:37:38-0400, Michael a écrit
> 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.

Well, depend what's you going to do with virtual machine, but jail is
something very fine for apache/php server, databases etc... because you
don't slow down the I/O (like vmware did). 

> 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.

And just for information VMware ESX is free now.


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