-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Derek Ragona wrote: > At 04:17 AM 9/9/2008, Albert Shih wrote: >> Le 08/09/2008 à 23:37:38-0400, Michael a écrit >> > >> > >> > Derek Ragona wrote: >> > > I have a FreeBSD 7 release I wanted to use as a host for virtual >> > > machines. What software is anyone else using to host virtual >> machines >> > > under FreeBSD? >> > > >> > > I'd just like to here what has worked, or what has not worked. I >> find >> > > it easier to find a solution asking for real world experiences. >> > > >> > > Thanks for your help. >> > > >> > > >> > > >> > > -Derek >> > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] >> > > >> > > >> > > >> > >> In my honest opinion, there aren't many good ways of doing what I >> > think you're wanting. >> > VMware is a no go for now, or probably any time soon. I don't think >> > virtualbox is running on freebsd yet. You could use jails, for just >> > other freebsd installs, not really a VM so to speak. >> >> Well, depend what's you going to do with virtual machine, but jail is >> something very fine for apache/php server, databases etc... because you >> don't slow down the I/O (like vmware did). >> >> > bochs is crap for this purpose, simics doesn't run on it worth a crap >> > either. If I were you, I would use something else. say a hypervisor >> > running on bare hardware, ie: VMware ESX, or similar. I would say >> xen if >> > it was ready, but I don't think it is. >> >> And just for information VMware ESX is free now. > > I thought that the VMware ESX is just a trial version that quits > running after a few weeks. But if I am wrong about that, let me know. > > -Derek >
Hi Derek, Nope, it is free. Check out: http://www.vmware.com/products/esxi/uses.html One thing to note, though. It still needs approved hardware to install. At the moment, I have installed it into a VM within VMware Workstation to achieve that. I'll have to do some testing to see how performace suffers! It might be fine for a test environment, which is what I'm using it for. Regards, Greg - -- Greg Larkin http://www.FreeBSD.org/ - The Power To Serve http://www.sourcehosting.net/ - Ready. Set. Code. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFIxlMn0sRouByUApARAsSNAJ9eL1HspV1jTAAgOy1jRWAUIVyRugCfQx6P HGG1jxDnmxkQWZnbl+gn1Cc= =kLlt -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"