Pfsense under linux kernel based virtualization (kvm)?



  • Linux kernel based virtualization (kvm) was introduced into the kernel in linux version 2.6.20.

    So now, linux have full virtualization (but no paravirtualization) built into the kernel. Anyone tried to get pfsense running under it?

    It seems that XEN has problems under Intel hw, and wmare ESX is costly, but according to this page http://kvm.qumranet.com/kvmwiki/Guest_Support_Status kvm seems to support BSD's just fine…

    • k


  • pfSense is based on FreeBSD, not Linux (as is mentioned here and in a few dozens of posts).



  • That page claims FreeBSD 6.2 and 6.3 work, if that's referring to a stock FreeBSD install, it should work. I don't have any experience with that though and don't know of anyone doing so. VMware Server is probably significantly easier to deal with, free, and proven stable.



  • @karsteb:

    Linux kernel based virtualization (kvm) was introduced into the kernel in linux version 2.6.20.

    So now, linux have full virtualization (but no paravirtualization) built into the kernel. Anyone tried to get pfsense running under it?

    It seems that XEN has problems under Intel hw, and wmare ESX is costly, but according to this page http://kvm.qumranet.com/kvmwiki/Guest_Support_Status kvm seems to support BSD's just fine…

    • k

    Interesting.  Give it a shot and report back!!


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