Status of bhyve
ml at netfence.it
Fri Feb 17 11:29:42 UTC 2017
On Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:46:34 +0100, Harry Schmalzbauer wrote:
> it depends on the features you need.
Not much, really.
Running SQL Server Express (for now) with decent performance.
> · virtio-blk and jumbo frames (e1000 works with jumbo frames but
> performance is not comparaable with ESXi e1000(e))
I don't think the underlying network equipment will support Jumbo Frames :(
> · PCI-Passthru is very picky. If you have a card with BAR memorysize < |
> != pagesize, byhve(4) won't accept it.
> · device(9) as block storage backend (virtio-blk, ahci-hd) doesn't work
> if you use any PCI-passthru device
I don't think I'd need PCI passthrough (I'm fine with a disk and a
> · virtio-blk isn't virtio-win (Windows driver) compatible, guest will crash!
> · virtio-net doesn't work with latest Windows drivers, which is not a
> bhyve(4) problem as far as I can tell. Version 0.1.118 works, newer ones
> are known to have problems on other hypervisors too.
Good to know.
> · See if_bridge(4) for some limitations (all members need to have
> exactly the same MTU, uplink gets checksum offloading disabled).
> Generally, soft-switching capabilities ar not comparable with those of
> ESXi, especially not the performace (outside netmap world).
This is a good point. :(
> Other than that, it's rock solid for me
>> How well does it run Windows?
>> Would I better run W7 instead of W10 (or the other way round)?
>> Should I use a dedicated disk (or disk mirror) for better speed?
>> Or should I use a dedicated partition on the host's disk/disk mirror?
>> Will a ZFS volume perform as good as a partition?
> ZVOL is the best option offering great performance (depending on your
> pool setup of yourse) as long as there is the PCI-passthru bug mentioned
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