Chapter 21. Virtualization

Contributed by Murray Stokely.
bhyve section by Allan Jude.
Table of Contents
21.1. Synopsis
21.2. FreeBSD as a Guest OS
21.3. FreeBSD as a Host with VirtualBox
21.4. FreeBSD as a Host with bhyve

21.1. Synopsis

Virtualization software allows multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on the same computer. Such software systems for PCs often involve a host operating system which runs the virtualization software and supports any number of guest operating systems.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

  • The difference between a host operating system and a guest operating system.

  • How to install FreeBSD on an Intel®-based Apple® Macintosh® computer.

  • How to install FreeBSD on Microsoft® Windows® with Virtual PC.

  • How to install FreeBSD as a guest in byhve.

  • How to tune a FreeBSD system for best performance under virtualization.

Before reading this chapter, you should:

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