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Virt-Manager Now Supports FreeBSD's Bhyve

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Published on 11 April 2014 06:31 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD
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Bhyve, the new virtualization hypervisor introduced in FreeBSD 10.0, can now be easily managed by virt-manager.

The Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) remains one of the leading open-source solutions for managing virtual machines using open-source software. Virt-manager primarily targets Linux with KVM, Xen, and LXC support, but now it can also interface with Bhyve.

The Bhyve BSD hypervisor is a legacy-free hypervisor that relies upon modern CPU virtualization features and VirtIO drivers. Those unfamiliar with this new BSD hypervisor can visit Bhyve.org.

With this Git commit there is now Bhyve support within virt-manager, but for at least the time being the support is disabled by default.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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