Virtualization on FreeBSD

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Thu Jul 30 12:30:04 UTC 2015

On 07/30/15 07:11, Paul Pathiakis via freebsd-questions wrote:
> Agreed. I just recently (earlier this week) installed VBox on 2 
> machines, it works just fine. *shrug*
> However, moving on, have you looked at jails?
> I have over 20 jails running on a single 6 core CPU machine and 
> everything is smooth and nice. :-)
> P.

Can jails run non-native guests/VM's (M$FT, for example) ? I thought I 
saw something about this online a while back, but haven't been able to 
re-acquire it .... I'm on 9.3R-p20, BTW ....

> On 07/30/2015 06:57, Warren Block wrote:
>> 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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