bhyve /Xen

Matt Churchyard matt.churchyard at
Mon Jan 16 12:15:12 UTC 2017

On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 10:16:33PM -0500, Jeremy Faulkner wrote:
> On 2017-01-15 5:45 PM, The Doctor wrote:
> >>> 2)  Windows 2016 and bhyve
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Why can Widnows 2016 rpc not work with bhyve?
> >>
> >>   Can you describe the case that isn't working ? (to get a repro)
> >
> > Under VNC you can log in but not under rpc.
> >
> > Anyone else running Win 2016 in FreeBSD 11 bhyve?
> >
> You are using RDP to the guest's ip not the FreeBSD bhyve host's ip 
> address correct? Bhyve provides VNC on the bhyve host's ip, no RDP.

> AFAIK both IPs are the smae.

Bhyve provides a VNC server which allows you to access the guest console. This listens on all interfaces/IP addresses on the bhyve host by default (unless you specify an address in the bhyve command line). This has nothing to do with RDP.

If you want to connect via RDP you'll need to make sure networking is configured and working in the Windows guest, and that RDP in enabled in Windows system settings. You then RDP to the IP address of the Windows machine. The Windows guest will not have the same IP address as the bhyve host.

If you're using NAT on the bhyve host then it's a bit more complicated as you'll need to decide on a way of getting access to the guest (most obvious way is by forwarding the RDP port on the bhyve host). 

Also note that RDP and RPC are two different things


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