Zitat von Peter Grehan <gre...@freebsd.org>:
- Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 installs and runs in graphical mode flawlessly.
Have you had any issues with the XHCI mouse on 8/8.1 ?
- I was able to graphically Restore/Reconfigure a Acronis Windows-Backup
into a Bhyve instance
using the Acronis Restore-CD (Converting a BIOS Win8.1 to UEFI Win8.1)
Very nice !
- Only vnclient from FreeBSD can connect to the bhyve VNC Server.
I havn't found any vncviewer running on Windows which where able to
work (tried UltraVNC, RealVNC, ...)
Some VNC clients refuse to connect when only null-auth is
advertized by the server. There is a patch to bhyve to support VNC
password-auth, which may fix the issue with these clients.
Yes, that sounds reasonable.
- in VNC only most basic Keys work most special characters like (*\@)
(and of course no german localization)
but at least a usual US-kbd would be helpful.
(Is there a way to debug the keystrokes or duplicate a localized VNC
kbd from some VNC server)
Nothing outside of modifying the source, but it seems useful enough
to add a parameter for this.
- For the SAP-Systems it seems that only 4 disks get used when the disk
type is virtio-blk.
(Is this intentionally or a feature of vm-bhyve? How to provide more
I'll let Matt comment on that. There's no limitation with guests
that support MSI interrupts for adapters. Unfortunately, Windows
guests require legacy interrupts for the AHCI controller, which is
where the restriction originates.
I'd like to use a 6 disks setup with Centos7.
Centos7 on XEN PVM has no issue with supporting 6 paravirtulized disks.
Thats the config (for vm-bhyve) where only the first 4 disks are used
for the guest (Centos7):
- It seems to miss a way to add an ISO CD/DVD without booting from it
There is work ongoing to support UEFI NVVARs, which mostly fix the
boot-device selection issues.
Also ISO's seem to miss a hot-plug feature (f.e. for inserting driver
CD's after installation.
Yes, also not there.
Some additional questions:
- Can one over-provisioning/ballooning guest memory's ?
Over-provisioning is fine - bhyve guest memory is backed by swap by
default. There is currently no balloon driver backend in bhyve.
- Is it (speed-wise) better to use ZFS-zvol's or files in regular
I think that is workload-dependent.
- Are the virtio-blk or ahci-hd disks having the same overhead?
No - virtio-blk should be better.
- Can ahci-hd be used paravirtualized in Centos?
Not quite sure what you mean here: virtio-blk is the
paravirtualized disk interface, and it works fine with Centos.
If I use ahci-hd in the bhyve config, is Centos7 smart enough to
see/use para-virtual disks (/dev/vd*)
or use AHCI-Disks /dev/sd*)
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