xen or virtualbox or vmware ?

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 02:08:06 UTC 2009


On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 8:15 PM, Peter <fbsdq at peterk.org> wrote:
> iH,
>   Trying to setup a new 'virtual' environment.
> Goal is to run freebsd in a virtual environment for ease of management and
> just because I've finally got _new_ hardware that isn't ~7++ years old.
> So far thinking of going
>  netbsd -> xen -> freebsd/whatever [if it'll work]
> or would the following be better?
>  linux -> xen -> freebsd/whatever
> or
>  freebsd -> virtualbox -> freebsd/whatever
> or [don't really care for]
>  linux -> vmware workstation -> freebsd/whatever
>    [my generic hardware doesn't work with esx[i]]
> Has anyone done something similar, especially the xen type of setup or
> would one recommend a freebsd and virtualbox ?
> What dom0 have you found to work best with xen?
> Just looking for thoughts/ideas/experience.

If your end result is to run FreeBSD, why not use jails?


Glen Barber

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