Virtualization on FreeBSD
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Jul 30 10:57:13 UTC 2015
On Thu, 30 Jul 2015, Kyle wrote:
> I've recently installed FreeBSD on my home server to replace my linux install
> after getting frustrated with some of the newer software.
> I'll prefix this question by saying I really like FreeBSD much better so far,
> except for the following.
> One thing I really liked about my previous system was KVM, Linux's
> kernel-supported virtualization. It always worked really well.
> I've been trying VirtualBox, QEMU, and bhyve with FreeBSD as a host, but none
> of them seem to work anywhere near as well as the KVM on Linux.
> VirtualBox seemed to have issues with the networking.
In what way? It has worked pretty well for me. I generally use NAT
unless PXE-booting a VM, then use bridged networking. The PCnet-PCI II
(Am79C970A) works for either, the Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (82540EM)
also works well but I think I added the adapter PXE code because it was
not included. There are instructions for this somewhere, but it's not
really needed because the first adapter can be used.
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