Managing ESXi from FreeBSD...

Kevin Wilcox kevin.wilcox at
Mon Jan 24 21:57:53 UTC 2011

On 24 January 2011 13:42, Outback Dingo <outbackdingo at> wrote:

> loose ESucksXi and install XCP 1.0 and for management xencenter /
>  openxencenter will run on FreeBSD,

I wish I could recommend XCP and/or Xen to the average user but trying
to install FreeBSD 8.1-amd64 in Xen, even running in HVM, doesn't come
close to the "boot and go" ease of FreeBSD in VMWare products. That
opinion may change once I get a template similar to the provided Linux
templates but until then, as far as I'm concerned, Xen can't touch

I would *love* for someone like RootBSD, who specialises in FreeBSD on
Xen, to come through with tips on how they get it to work so well. In
a stock install, running in an HVM environment, I get boot failures
approximately two-thirds of the time, *usually* right after the ACPI
APIC TABLE <Xen HVM> line but it does vary. By "boot failure" I mean
vCPU usage drops to 0% for at least 10 - 15 minutes before I give up
and reboot.


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