what to do when FreeBSD cannot do something?

Henrik Hudson lists at rhavenn.net
Wed Jul 7 21:26:37 UTC 2010

On Wed, 07 Jul 2010, Iv Ray wrote:

> > What virtulization system to use? Personnally I use ESXi from vmware
> This was a great tip, thank you. I wasn't aware that ESXi is a bare metal and free.
> > What OS to use instead of FreeBSD? It depends on what is recommended
> > for your application, what resources you have available around you,
> > etc. For a similar problem I choosed Ubuntu because Ubuntu was well
> > supported by the application and some colleagues had a decent
> > knwoledge of ubuntu.
> I am not fanatic about FreeBSD, but I feel very comfortable with it and I resist change. However your ESXi tip would allow me to run ESXi on bare metal and virtualize simple installations of the "unpleasant" legacy OSes without making my fingers too dirty.
> Thank you very much,

One caveat is that ESX / ESXi are very picky about their hardware
and pretty much won't run on anything but server class devices
(mobo, NICs and CPU are the big ones). VMware still has their VMware
Server (software) solution, but it's slowly being phased out. Also,
it's against the EULA to use ESXi for commercial / reseller
purposes and ESX isn't cheap.

Henrik Hudson
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