Virtualization on FreeBSD

Warren Block wblock at
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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