On Mon, 2 Dec 2013 16:11:53 -0800
Marc Fournier <scra...@hub.org> wrote:
> On Dec 2, 2013, at 16:08 , Peter Grehan <gre...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> > Hi Marc,
> >> I just read through http://bhyve.org/bhyve-manual.txt, and one
> >> thing that doesn’t seem to be supported (or, I’ve missed it) is
> >> HeadLess support … I get the impression that using this on a
> >> remote server isn’t currently possible, or am I missing something
> >> in the docs?
> > It is. The easiest is using the recent change (r258668) which
> > allows bhyveload and bhyve to direct output to a tty instead of
> > just stdio.
> ‘k, that would work … so *if* I’m reading the docs right, the intiial
> build of the file system / install of guest OS, happens on an
> interactive remote ssh session, then I’d shutdown and restart it
> redirecting output … ?
> I’m plannin gon building a 10.x system over Christmas to start
> playing with this, just trying to do as much research as possible
> before …
Even though it's not the official solution, my little bhyve-rc script
works reliably (requires sysutils/tmux). You can basically "tmux attach"
into your session anytime. It also provides bhyve_guest for a clean
shutdown of FreeBSD guests (a workaround until bhyve can inject the
necessary acpi instructions to trigger a shutdown). I've been using it
for half a year now and it gets the job done. You can find it here
Please share your experience with the changes in r258668,
quite interested if this works ok for you.
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