FreeBSD guest on VMware ESXi

Lucas Mocellin lucasmocellin at
Tue Dec 20 12:08:02 UTC 2011


2011/12/19 Bjoern A. Zeeb <bzeeb-lists at>

> On 19. Dec 2011, at 17:34 , Lucas Mocellin wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> >
> > I may have mistaken sending my question here, if so, please let me know.
> >
> > I would like to get more information about FreeBSD as a guest on VMware
> > ESXi. I'm having some issues about performance (specially Harddisk I/O).
> > I'd like to know which custom kernel should I compile and stuff like
> this.
> > Right now I'd like to make a customize kernel to run on VMware, but I
> dunno
> > exactly which devices I should choose, which ones work best on VMware.
> >
> > FreeBSD handbook has just a little about this, it's more about parallels
> > and VirtualBox.
> >
> > if somebody else could give me a tip, I appreciate a lot that. any help
> is
> > welcome.
> 1) chose SCSI disks not ATA in ESXi for the FreeBSD guest
> ok, but which one? LSI Logic is enough?

how do I get the needed drivers for that? I would like to get rid of any
other driver devices.

it is recognized as /dev/da0

> 2) if you have IO problems that usually means that your host hardware
> sucks,
>   i.e. you have a raid controller but no battery etc.  Also which hardware
>   seems to make a difference but that's not specific to the FreeBSD guest.
> hardware is OK, HP ML 350. fully supported on VMware with P212 SCSI
controller (256MB + battery).



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> Bjoern A. Zeeb                                 You have to have visions!
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