Total newbie with bhyve

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Fri Aug 7 08:47:05 UTC 2020

On 07/08/2020 08:43, Jacques Foucry wrote:
> Hello Friends,
> I am a total newbie with bhyve, but I need a virtual machine linux in order to
> run docker.
> Is it possible to have this kind of configuration:
> FreeBSD 12-p7 -> bhyve (debian buster) -> docker with web acces ?
> This is a real theoric question for now but I know that one day I will need to
> have this kind of configuration.
> Of course VirtualBox is a anoter approch, but I perfer to use FreeBSD main
> virtualization technology.
> Thanks for your advices and your time to my silly question.

I've recently started using bhyve rather than VirtualBox. If you haven't
seen it, take a look at the sysutils/vm-bhyve port, it wraps up bhyve in
a convenient form, and I've found it very easy to use.

For your specific needs, I have no experience with docker. However, I've
just set up a vm running Ubuntu so my wife has a second machine in house
on which to run EnergyPlus.

That all went fine apart from a few niggles about the keyboard. I made
the mistake of telling Ubuntu I had a UK keyboard, forgetting that the
console was virtualised via VNC, and the non-alphanumeric keys got
scrambled. Setting Ubuntu's view of my keyboard to US ANSI fixed most of
the problem. If you ssh into the vm keyboard layout doesn't matter anyway.

The number of people predicting the demise of Moore's Law doubles
every 18 months.

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