Post tagged: freebsd

Virtualisation with FreeBSD and VirtualBox

There's not a lot of choice for FreeBSD users who want to run virtual machines on a FreeBSD server. There's of course Jails, which is perfect if you want to run only FreeBSD guests. And there's some development taking place in order to run Xen Dom0 on FreeBSD, but I don't think that's anywhere near usable yet.

Howto: Root on ZFS with FreeBSD 9

ZFS is essentially an extremely powerful filesystem, volume manager and software raid, which runs splendidly on FreeBSD. However, prior to the new bsdinstall, it had to be configured manually. Although the article is old and was originally written for 9.0-BETA, it is still valid and accurate for manual ZFS on Root configuration (if bsdinstall's defaults aren't good enough).